Do you wear makeup to the gym? Dermatologist reveals what REALLY happens when you wear cosmetics while exercising – and why you should stop immediately
- Makeup the gym causes pimples and irritation due to trapped follicles
- Dr Natasha Cook revealed to FEMAIL the extent of the damage it can do
- She also shared some tips on how to keep your skin healthy if you do.
While most women prefer to work out fresh-faced, those who don’t are often unaware of the very real consequences makeup can have on their skin.
Combined with sweat and open pores, cosmetics can wreak havoc on the complexion and cause acne, inflammation and even nasty infections.
Australian dermatologist Dr Natasha Cook agreed that it isn’t ideal to wear full-coverage makeup while exercising as skin needs to be able to breathe.
‘It’s not a deal breaker and if you look after your skin post-workout you will be okay,’ she told Daily Mail Australia, adding that a light CC cream is the best option for coverage.