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How does sweating affect my skin health?

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Dr. Jeffrey Benabio
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: It doesn't

Sweating is normal and healthy -- in fact, sweat is antibacterial! however, excess sweating can lead to chronically damp, damaged skin.
Damaged skin is vulnerable to fungus and yeast infections such as jock itch and athlete's foot. Excess sweating can be treated with topical antiperspirants and in extraordinary circumstances, with Botox injections.

In brief: It doesn't

Sweating is normal and healthy -- in fact, sweat is antibacterial! however, excess sweating can lead to chronically damp, damaged skin.
Damaged skin is vulnerable to fungus and yeast infections such as jock itch and athlete's foot. Excess sweating can be treated with topical antiperspirants and in extraordinary circumstances, with Botox injections.
Dr. Jeffrey Benabio
Dr. Jeffrey Benabio
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Dr. Robert Strimling
Dermatology

In brief: Sweating ; Skin

Sweating allows the body to cool itself.
Sweating may allow bacteria to overgrow and promote infection or acne if not rinsed off in a relatively timely fashion, but otherwise does not significantly impact skin health.

In brief: Sweating ; Skin

Sweating allows the body to cool itself.
Sweating may allow bacteria to overgrow and promote infection or acne if not rinsed off in a relatively timely fashion, but otherwise does not significantly impact skin health.
Dr. Robert Strimling
Dr. Robert Strimling
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