Sweating is actually good. It is a function that keeps the body cool during physical exertion that raises body temperature such as exercise. Higher than normal temperatures can compromise the normal functioning of organs. Sweating also gets toxins out of the body.
However, sweat becomes a problem when it causes skin problems. Athletes and women who exercise often experience skin problems caused by sweat. According to board-certified dermatologist Dr. Hilary Reich, sweat can indeed cause skin problems.
Also known as bullas, they are a localized skin swelling filled with liquid that have a thin outer layer that tends to burst quite easily when pressed or scratched. They tend to be red and they may or may not be itchy with a burning sensation.
Some skin blisters may be filled with bacteria and blood. This depends on whether they have been infected with viruses or bacteria. If you touch the blisters, you can transfer bacteria or viruses to them. This can make so itchy and painful that they require medical attention.
Another factor that can aggravate sweat blisters is health. Most people who get facial and neck sweat blisters tend to have chronic health problems. This is especially the case with those whose illnesses have compromised their immune systems. If you have such a condition, it is important that the healthcare provider knows this so that they can advice on the best way to clear up the blisters.
If you do not have chronic skin conditions, it is possible to avoid and clear them up without medical intervention. According to Dr. Reitch, proper skin care is essential. She advocates for keeping the skin pores clean and clear before and after working out. This should be done by removing dirt and makeup before working out and cleansing the skin right after working out to remove sweat before it has the chance to clog the pores and start forming blemishes like blisters.
Another factor that Dr. Reitch emphasizes is the use of high-quality products. You will not find better skin care products than FRE Skincare products. This is the pioneer brand of skincare products for women who work out. FRE products were imagined and developed by herbal research expert Dr. Sharon Rozenblat. The products are formulated to prevent and clear up sweat blisters and other sweat-induced skin problems such as sweat pimples, rashes, bumps and others.
FRE Skincare products come in a pack of three products known as the 123FRE Skincare Set.The set contains;
Protect Me, a water-resistant, ultra-light moisturizer with SPF 30.
Purify Me, a hydrating cleanser that moisturizers, soothers and re-balances skin pH after a workout.
Revive Me, an anti-aging serum that regenerates collagen production which retains skin elasticity.
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.
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.
Stay in the clear
If sweat blisters on neck and the face are a constant headache, get your 123 FRE Skincare Set and banish the problem forever. FRE was made especially for women who often work out. FRE’s skincare in motion will let you love your body with frequent exercise and love your skin as well.
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.