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Preventing sweat bumps and other post-workout skin problems

Sweating is a natural body function that serves several purposes. Mainly, it regulates body temperature when sweat evaporates on the skin. However, it is best to get sweat off the skin as soon as possible. Otherwise, it can cause skin problems.
They commonly occur on the face, forehead and on the neck and are usually stingy.

Bumps From Sweat

Those who live in hot, humid climates and those who exercise frequently are more prone to skin problems related to sweat. Sweat bumps are one such problem. Also known as prickly heat, heat rash or miliaria, the bumps are not dangerous but they are uncomfortable. The bumps tend to appear on areas that have a lot of sweat glands and where clothing rubs against the skin. It is therefore common to get;


  • sweat bumps on face
  • sweat bumps on forehead
  • sweat bumps on groin
  • sweat bumps on chest
  • sweat bumps on back
  • sweat bumps on feet
  • sweat bumps on legs

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Types Of Sweat Bumpshow You Get Sweat Spots

Babies are more susceptible to these bumps than adults because their sweat ducts are underdeveloped. They often get a mild form known as miliaria crystallina around their chest, shoulders and neck. Two other types of sweat bumps are miliaria rubra and miliaria profunda. The term sweat bumps is derived from miliaria profunda which is more serious and which causes lesions that resemble goose bumps to form on affected areas.

Symptoms Of Sweat Bumps

Sweat bumps are formed when excessive sweat damages the skin cells on the uppermost layer of skin and trap sweat below. When this happens, bumps form, swell up, burst and release the sweat which stings the skin around the bump.

This causes symptoms including;


  • Lesions that are made up of pin-head size red bumps.
  • Lesions that form on the face, back, neck, armpits, over the tummy and groin but not on the palms and soles.
  • Prickling and irritation around the lesions which swell and then burst to release the sweat which can be very itchy.
  • Lesions that may fill with pus. The pus may be non-infectious but constant itching can cause a secondary pyogenic infection.
  • Burning and tingling sensations and itching that are made worse by sweat.

Sweat Bumps And Workouts

Apart from hot, humid weather, sweat bumps are also caused by physical activity that causes sweating. This is why it is common for those who work out frequently to get them. If you are a woman who works out often and you see these bumps form, no worries. There is a solution. You can keep working out for health and fitness if you use products that are dedicated to taking care of skin that is often sweating.

Fight Your Sweat Bimps With

The 123FRÉ Set


FRÉ Skincare For Active Women

FRÉ is the first skincare range specially formulated for women who work out. FRÉ products are formulated for skin that sweats with natural ingredients. 123FRÉ is a comprehensive 3-step facial skincare treatment that keeps skin as healthy as exercise keeps the body. It prevents sweat and outdoors workout induced skin damage and promotes a resilient and glowing skin.

The 123FRE skincare set is made up of;


  • Protect Me is Step 1. It is an incredibly light SPF30 moisturizer made for skin that sweats. It is resistant to sweat; it won't cause the eyes to sting should it get into the eyes and won't clog pores.
  • Purify Me is Step 2. It is a facial cleanser that will clean, soothe, rehydrate and rebalance the skin's pH after a workout.
  • Revive Me is Step 3. This anti-aging serum keeps skin young by regenerating collagen production which maintains skin elasticity.

How To Get Rid Of Sweat Bumps

Usually, it will not be necessary to see a doctor because of sweat bumps. They will usually clear up by themselves in a few days. This is unless you have scratched them and they have become infected with bacteria. In this case, a doctor may give you a prescription for a topical steroid cream. An over-the-counter remedy like calamine lotion will also usually take care of the bumps.

Once the bumps clear up, you can keep them at bay by faithfully using FRÉ skincare products for women who exercise. FRÉ products are also the answer to the question of how to prevent and treat sweat bumps on face. Use the three products on days that you work out and even when you don't to ensure that your skin always has an effective barrier of protection.

Stopping Them Before They Start

STOPPING THEM BEFORE THEY START Apart from taking good care of your skin with FRE products, you can take other precautions to keep sweat bumps and other post-workout skin problems at bay. One is to work out in workout clothes that wick moisture away from the skin. They also keep you dry and comfortable.
Another is to try and keep your workouts to times of the day that are cool such as early morning and evenings, more so if your exercise outdoors. If you exercise indoors, ensure that the room remains cool with air conditioning.
You also want to avoid showering in water that is too hot after working out and then applying perfumed products after that. That is very likely to trigger skin blemishes. Rather, take a warm shower, then use FRE products on your face, neck and chest. Your skin will thank you with a lovely glow and radiance that never fades.


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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