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Cleanse Your Skin After the Gym- Dr. Asarch's Column on Girls Gone Sporty

Learn about cleansing your skin and choosing the right cleanser by reading Dr. Asarch’s column this month on GirlsGoneSporty.com. Read the excerpt below or click HERE to read the full article.

This is the time of year for change, resolutions and a renewed dedication to eating healthy and getting fit. For those of you who workout all year long, the New Year can be a busy time at the gym with all the “resolutioners” coming in for a new start. This can lead to packed locker rooms and the temptation to skip your post workout shower. Likewise, many of the popular new workouts are happening in stand-alone studios instead of gyms, which may not even have showers. Even if getting a full body wash after a workout isn’t possible, be sure to cleanse your face to avoid plugged oil glands, acne and a dull appearance.

During exercise, your skin can accumulate perspiration, grime and oil. You should thoroughly cleanse your skin directly after completing exercise to clear your pores and remove the sweat and grime that have built up during your workout. Harsh detergents are not necessary to accomplish this, just a mild cleanser or cleansing cloth if you are on-the-go. If you don’t have access to a cleanser, rinse your face with water at the very least.

WHICH CLEANSER IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

Bring your cleanser to the gym with you to avoid shocking your skin with a new product. Cleansing is a necessary step in any skin care regimen and using a cleanser that works with your skin type is key. First, figure out which skin type you are: Sensitive, Dry, Normal or Oily, and then use a product that is made for your skin type…

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