Sweat Blisters on Face

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Sweating is the body's way of keeping the body cool during heavy physical activity such as exercising. However, it can become a problem when sweat causes skin problems like sweat blisters on face. This condition is medically known as pityrosporum folliculitis. According to Dr. Cynthia Bailey, a Board Certified dermatologist based in Sebastopol, CA, the problem is most common among athletes and in summer when it is very hot.

Sweat blisters are caused by an overgrowth of a normal skin yeast germ known as Pityrosporum or Malassezia. When this yeast overpopulates the pores and then sweat enters the pores, the blisters start forming. The pores get engorged and then swell outwards and appear on the uppermost layer of the skin.

Where sweat pimples appear

Sweat blisters caused by this type of acne are bright red. They can also be very itchy. When they heal, they leave a brown mark that takes time to clear up. The blisters often come with white bumps which form because of clogged pores. Some people get blackheads as well.

Sweat blisters on the face are typically worst along the hairline, the forehead and the jaw line. These are the parts of the face that sweat the most during vigorous physical activity. Some people also get the blisters on the sides of the neck where sweat runs down from the face. Others get it on the back and chest.

Getting rid of sweat blisters

According to Dr. Bailey, prevention is better than cure when it comes to sweat blisters. They can be prevented by keeping the pores clean and clear. For women who work out, this means cleansing the skin before and immediately working out. When the pores are clear, sweat will go through it and not mix with oil and dirt to form blisters.

She also advocates for cleaning the skin right after a workout. This removes sweat and dirt from the pores. It also ensures that bacteria does not get a chance to form and cause blemishes like blisters. Bacteria thrive in warm, moist damp conditions so they love

High quality skin products for good, consistent results

It is not just about cleansing the skin before and working out but using high-quality products. FRE products were created for women who work out. They were formulated following extensive research by a team of dermatological and botanical experts. They searched high and low and found a solution for sweat-induced skin problems like sweat blisters on the face.

They found it in Argania Spinosa, commonly known as Argan. This unique tree grows only in the deserts of Southern Morocco. The miracle on the tree are the kernel and leaf that have potent antioxidants and fatty acids that soothe and restore skin that is dry or that is blemished.

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Post-Workout Skincare

The Solution: 123FRÉ Skin Care Treatment

Formulated for sweating skin. 

123FRÉ is a comprehensive 3-step anti-aging treatment that creates healthy and resilient skin for women who love to work out. Its formulas and textures are specially suited to skin that sweats. 

Step 1: "Protect Me" is an ultra-light SPF30 moisturizer. It is water-resistant, won't clog pores and won't sting eyes when you sweat (ophthalmologist tested).

Step 2: "Purify Me" is a hydrating facial cleanser that soothes, de-stresses, hydrates and rebalances skin pH, post-workout.

Step 3: "Revive Me" is a specialized anti-aging serum that regenerates collagen and skin elasticity.

All products are hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested and non-comedogenic. 

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I have to say that I was blown away by the quality of the products! There simply is no other way to put it. And what surprised me most was that I wasn't the only one to notice that my skin looked better; people complimented me for having this "certain glow".


I have a very sensitive skin (that easily gets irritated from sweating during workout and from the changing weather conditions here) and the Fré samples calmed and soothed the skin directly after the first use.

The skincare set is a 3-step anti-aging treatment comprising of: the Protect Me SPF30 defense facial moisturizer which will protect against the sun and sweat blisters; the Purify Me hydrating facial cleanser that hydrates, soothes, de-stresses and balances the skin pH; and lastly the Revive Me anti-aging serum that helps in collagen regeneration and fighting elasticity loss.

The 123FRÉ skincare set products are all hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested and clinically proven. They are non-comedogenic, which means they won't clog your pores.

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123FRÉ Facial Skincare Routine

Step 1: "Protect Me"
  1. Apply to facial, neck, and décolleté skin prior to workout.
  2. Massage until fully absorbed.
Step 2: "Purify Me"
  1. Apply directly to skin post-workout.
  2. Massage into skin with a facial sponge.
  3. Rinse.
Step 3: "Revive Me"
  1. Apply several drops of serum to clean skin.
  2. Massage for overall coverage.
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You don't have to compromise between exercise and your skin health. Inspired by active and resilient women, FRÉ skincare products are specially formulated to help protect, cleanse, and repair skin that has undergone damage caused by sweat, environmental factors and intense exercise. Launched in October 2016, we are committed to promoting healthy beauty in motion thanks to our botanical-based research & development.