Deciding to get in shape is a great thing, but before you hop on that treadmill, keep in mind that no good deed-or sit-up-goes unpunished. Getting your body in prime form doesn’t necessarily mean that your skin will follow suit.
Unfortunately, blisters, athlete’s foot, acne mechanica (which forms under tight-fitting clothing or from contact with athletic equipment) and rashes are common problems that anyone from athletic individuals to casual exercisers may have to deal with.
If you’re looking to get all the perks of a svelte physique without the uncomfortable skin-related side effects, get familiar with prevention techniques. Never go barefoot at the gym, wear loose-fitting clothing, and wear athletic padding when appropriate.
If symptoms persist, be sure to contact your dermatologist.
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