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Is it bad to workout with makeup on?

By July 18, 2014 - 5:02pm
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When I got straight to the gym from work, I don't have time to take my makeup off. Is it bad to workout with makeup on? Can working out with makeup cause breakouts?

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Hello Lauren,

It’s best not to wear makeup at the gym because it can clog your pores, cause bacteria buildup on your skin, and lead to breakouts.

I realize that you have little time between leaving work and heading to the gym. Consider packing makeup removing cloths or even baby wipes. Wipe your face before putting on your work out clothes. Mascara and eye makeup does not pose such a threat as foundation, blush or powder.


July 24, 2014 - 5:36pm
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