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Santaquin, UT
A 20-year-old female asked:

Does sweating from working out cause clogged pores, resulting in acne?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
No: Actually working out reduces strrss and improves circulation and aeration to the skin which should not make acne worse.
Dr. Vernon Barton
General Practice 53 years experience
Sweating promotes clearing of the "pores" helping to reduce acne. The other part is nutrition. Go to this website for good info: http://www.drmcdougall.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=32718
Apr 16, 2013
Dr. Vernon Barton
General Practice 53 years experience
Agree with Dr. J. A. Nutrition is the other half of Acne control. Research shows dairy, fried foods, and gluten has a significant on Acne.
Apr 16, 2013
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