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Old 07-08-2012, 09:25 AM   #1
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With me sweating a lot, I have noticed I am getting acne and bacne. It is really gross and I just wondered if anyone else here is having trouble with it? Not sure if it is just because I am a teen or if it is normal for bodybuilders to have this? What are some good products to deter this?
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:43 AM   #2
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I had acne growing up. still do a little bit, but now its just here and there...
I used proactive with good results but i didnt like having to use 4 or 5 different lotions/ creams... If you're willing to go through the hassle, it worked pretty good for me.
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Increases in testosterone levels can increase the outbreaks of acne.
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OP, you're pretty young right? I had bad acne from about age 14-22 when it finally started to clear up. Good hygiene helps, but its its REALLY bad, talk to a dermatologist.
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I got some stress related acne a few years back, and it comes and goes periodically. If you go to the Doc there are some creams which are very safe you can use.
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take 2 showers a day and use a back scrubber. vitamin b12 is supposed to help as well. but its part of the territory. im 30+ and i still get the occasional zit or two randomly.
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If it's persistent and you've already got good skin hygiene, antibiotics can do wonders.

As Brute says, a dermatologist can advise you. I'd add a regular physician to that .Seems to me that many people suffer unnecessarily for years with acne before seeing a professional about it.
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I'm 35 and I've never had really good skin. I still get acne once in a while, but here are some bases to cover.

1. Since you're a teen, you're probably gonna have some skin issues no matter what you do. It'll get better a few years from now. Try to fix it in the meantime anyway.

2. Be sure to shower after your workout, running, sweating. This sounds simple, but a ton of guys at my gym workout and then change back into their work/school cloths and leave. I don't know how they do it.

3. When you shower post workout, don't just use the soap the gym provides. Too often, it's basically a handsoap or something similar. So, get a good soap. Neutrogena soap for acne-prone skin has given me a noticeably better result.

4. When you use anti-acne skin products (benzoil peroxide and the like), start off with a 2.5% or 5% if you can find it. Follow the directions on the label--don't put it on 3 or 4 times per day b/c it'll only dry your skin out, possibly making things worse.
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take 2 showers a day and use a back scrubber. vitamin b12 is supposed to help as well. but its part of the territory. im 30+ and i still get the occasional zit or two randomly.
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And change your bed sheets often, esp. if you sleep shirtless or nude. Those things can collect dirt from your body night after night.
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And change your bed sheets often, esp. if you sleep shirtless or nude. Those things can collect dirt from your body night after night.
I have to take an antibiotic for mine. I also have a skin issue in which the hair comes in ingrown. It sucks!

T-Bone that is great advice, and somethign I have never thought of!
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