Advertisement

How can I keep exercise from irritating my skin if I have rosacea?

Leslie Baumann, MD, dermatologist and author, has a word of advice for women what she describes as “red rosacea-like, stinging skin.”

“It’s best they not wash their faces prior to exercise, because the natural oils on the skin may protect it from the harshness of sweat,” Baumann told us.

She encourages all women to wash their faces after a workout to prevent pimples even further.

Continue Learning about Rosacea

How can I care for someone with rosacea?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
People who are diagnosed with rosacea typically don't have any trouble taking care of themselves. Ho...
More Answers
How can rosacea symptoms be reversed?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MDDr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Rosacea symptoms may be reversed by avoiding known triggers, using proper daily skin care, and tre...
More Answers
How Is Rosacea Treated?
How Is Rosacea Treated?
What Cosmetics Are Best for People with Rosacea?
What Cosmetics Are Best for People with Rosacea?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.