The skin is always exposed to the elements so sometimes react when exposed to extremes. One such extreme is high temperatures. It can cause or make acne worse. It can also bring on or aggravate sweat sores. It is important to be able to differentiate between the two to be able to handle it.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne can be triggered by medication, stress, hormonal changes and sensitivity or allergies to hair and skin care products. It occurs when dead skin cells get mixed with excess sebum, which is the natural oil that the skin secrets. The grime blocks the pores and when bacteria gets in there as well, then there can be redness and inflammation.
Acne will appear on the skin in the form of blackheads and whiteheads. It will often come with cysts, papules, nodules or pustules. This is according to DrGreene.com, a website that carries medical information. Acne can come out on any part of the body. Apart from the face, it can appear on the chest and back.
Sweat sores form when sweat ducts get blocked. This traps sweat under the skin, given that it can't get out through the pores. It is common in infants whose sweat ducts are under-developed as well as with adults when they sweat a lot and when it is very hot and humid.
Sweat sores look like superficial blisters. They can also appear as deeper bumps that are red. They are often itchy and they come with a prickly sensation. They often appear on the parts of the body such as the face and neck, given that are exposed to the elements. They also appear where clothes rub on the skin or where there are skin folds such as on the armpits or the groin.
Acne is usually treated with medication. This could be oral or topical antibiotics or topical retinoids. Sweat sores need a different approach. If they are draining pus or they have become painful with redness and swelling around them, it is important to consult a doctor immediately. It may be that the sores have become infected or that they are the symptom of an underlying condition which should be verified as soon as possible.
Take note of when your sweat sores tend to start forming or get worse; is it typically after you complete a workout session or after you have been out in the sun for a run or doing something that is physically strenuous? If so, want you need is skincare products that are formulated to take care of active skin that sweats.
Previously, problematic skin was treated with antibacterial products. What works today is products that protect, nourish and soothe the skin after the rigors of a workout perhaps with exposure to the sun and other environmental elements.
One brand specializes in taking care of skin that sweats; the FRÉ skincare range protect, purify and revive active skin, even after the most intense workout. FRÉ was created after intensive research that was carried out by botanists and dermatologists. Their search took them as far as the deserts of Morocco where they found what they were looking for. Here, they found the argan tree which was thriving in the dry dessert. They found that Argan oil made from the tree’s kernel and water leaf extract combined with stem cells have exceptional healing powers for skin that often sweats. Argan is full of potent antioxidants, essential fatty acids, stem cells, and sterols.
The team developed the Argania Active Complex ©, a unique blend of Argan stem cells, water leaf extract and organic argan oil. Argania Active Complex © is at the heart of FRE’s skincare trio:
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.
The 123 FRÉ Set is a comprehensive yet simple solution carefully crafted to answer the specific skincare needs of active women. Get your set today and build your skin as strong as your body.
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.