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Student Athlete Skincare: Preventing Breakouts Post-Practice

Annelise Hillmann • Aug 21, 2023

As a student athlete, it's no secret that you sweat – a lot. And while sweat is a natural bodily function that helps regulate your temperature, it can also lead to breakouts and other skin issues if not properly taken care of. Here are some of the best ways to prevent breakouts post-practice.

Cleanse Regularly

One of the most important things you can do as a student athlete is to make sure you're washing your face regularly. This means washing your face with a gentle cleanser both before and after practice. We recommend a wipe with Salicylic Acid, like Zit Wipes, that helps exfoliate dead skin cells, dirt, and bacteria after a long sweat session.


Just like it's important to hydrate your body while exercising intensely, your skin needs hydration to remain healthy too. Invest in a high-quality moisturizer to help keep your skin hydrated and prevent dryness that can lead to breakouts.

Wear the Right Clothing

Another key factor in preventing breakouts post-practice is to make sure you're wearing the right clothing. This means wearing breathable fabrics that allow your skin to breathe, such as cotton or moisture-wicking materials. It's also important to make sure you're wearing clean clothing, as sweat and bacteria can build up on your clothes and lead to breakouts.

Targeted Skincare Products

In addition to washing your face and wearing the right clothing, there are a few other things you can do to prevent breakouts post-practice. For example, you can try using a toner to help balance your skin's pH levels, or using a spot treatment to help target any problem areas. You can also try using a face mask once a week to help deep clean your pores and prevent breakouts.

Sweat Kit for athletes


Overall, there are many things you can do as a student athlete to prevent breakouts post-practice. By following these tips and taking care of your skin, you can help ensure that you're putting your best face forward both on and off the field.