The skin is made up of three layers; the dermis, the epidermis, and the hypodermis. Sweat glands sit in the dermis and the ducts open out onto the surface of the skin via the epidermis, the outermost layer. Sweat glands are essential for regulating body temperature. When it rises for one reason or another such as physical exertion or illness, the sweat glands release sweat which cools the body when it evaporates on the skin. Sweating is also the body's way of getting rid of toxins.
All would be well if this is how the body worked all the time but it is not. Sometimes, the sweat ducts or skin pores get clogged. When this happens, sweat remains trapped in the epidermis which clogs the pores. This causes the skin to break out in sores which appear on its surface. The sores are made worse by high temperatures and constant friction and abrasion. On the forehead, this can be made worse when it is exposed to direct sunlight, when the brim of a hat is rubbing on it or when sweat is accumulating it on during a workout.
If left unattended, sweat sores can weaken the structure of the skin. They can also spread to the rest of the face which makes for an unsightly look and they become itchy. Scratching them may break them open, give bacteria a pathway to the pores where it can mix with sweat. Given that bacteria thrives in the warmth and dampness and cause an infection.
Sweat sores resemble tiny, clear blisters. They look like they are filled with a liquid which is typically sweat. According to sports health expert Lewis G. Maharam, M.D, there are two types of sweat sores.
One is the type that forms after exposure to high temperature outdoors or an intense workout. The sweat sores get clogged up and the sores form as the sweat remains trapped, unable to get out through the pores. It starts forming little pockets which pop up on the surface of the skin.
The second type forms as a hive reaction to the skin becoming really hot. However, these are hives that are different from those that form as an allergic reaction. Those who tend to get this type of sweat sore are genetically disposed to it. It is a problem for those who have genes that don't cool the skin efficiently enough to prevent it from forming this type of sores.
If you love to workout but are constantly dealing with sweat sores, it may get so bad that you think about working out less frequently or less intensely, given that working up a sweat during exercise is inevitable. There is a solution though; a lasting, effective solution that has banished post-work out problems related to sweat like sweat sores on forehead.
The solution is the FRÉ range of skincare products. This is the trailblazer of skincare products formulated for skin that sweats. The products were formulated after intensive research that took a team of botanists and dermatologists all the way to the deserts of south Morocco. It is here that they search ended when they discovered the argan tree whose leaves and kernel produced a luxurious, skin nourishing oil known as argan oil. They used it to formulate the groundbreaking Argania Active Complex ©.
This formula was used to create three products;
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 products come in the 123FRÉ Set. Get yours and get over sweat sores on forehead, completely and forever.
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.