So I have really upped my workout frequency and intensity in the last couple months. However, as usual, my acne tends to get worse when I work out more. I've read this could happen for a number of reasons -- due to hormonal changes brought on by exercise, not working out with a clean face, not showering directly after, sweat, dirty gym equipment, dirty yoga mat, not washing your workout attire with really hot water, etc.
I think all of these things probably do play into this problem. So how can I fix this besides the obvious? In the past, the problem slowly dwindled away with time so I am hoping the same will happen, but I would like the speeden the process up.
I am prone to cystic acne on my face, and upper back -- which only happens if I work out a lot and sometimes due to my menstrual cycle.
I bought my acne face wash and lotion that I used to use (its expensive thats why I changed to a cheaper option that doesn't work as well). And I bought some perfume free post-workout anti-bacterial face wipes to use after I workout.
Has anyone else had this issue? What did you do to fix it?