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    Just wondering if anyone has encountered the phenomenon of getting pimples on their back from working out? I started pounding the gym a month ago, and since then I've been subject to the dreaded backne. I'm sure it's from the sweat, and I shower right after a workout but still get them.

    Anyone got any tricks to avoid / heal the outbreaks?
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    In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

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    Might be partly due to raised testosterone. BUT. Hot showers give me bacne. I only take lukewarm to icy showers and it really keeps the skin troubles away.

    And the usual, green tea, dandelion root, all the typical acne-fighting foods do seem to help a ton.
    Steak, eggs, potatoes - fruits, nuts, berries and forage. Coconut milk and potent herbs and spices. Tea instead of coffee now and teeny amounts of kelp daily. Let's see how this does! Not really had dairy much, and gut seems better for it.

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    Are you eating dairy?

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    I'm not convinced sweat = acne in the least. Look more to your diet, and like knife said consider luke warm or cold showers.

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    Also, depending on what you're coming into contact with, be it bench cleaner at the gym, or sunscreen, or just non-breathable fabric blends in your shirts, you may just need to take the proper precautions.

    Also, exfoliate. Get a shower brush with a long handle. Use soap without a bunch of fragrances, dyes, alcohol, or weird preservatives in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedMenace View Post
    Also, depending on what you're coming into contact with, be it bench cleaner at the gym, or sunscreen, or just non-breathable fabric blends in your shirts, you may just need to take the proper precautions.

    Also, exfoliate. Get a shower brush with a long handle. Use soap without a bunch of fragrances, dyes, alcohol, or weird preservatives in it.
    Thanks Redmenace. Yup, I wear a spandex bra, and I thought that might be contributing... but saying that, the only other time I had this problem was when I was doing Bikram (aka SWEAT BOX) yoga, and I wore a regular bra in that. I was considering powdering my shoulders with baking soda, ha

    Exfoliation actually gives me spots (my skin is super delicate), so I will try the cold showers as Knife suggested.

    Neck and Mr: don't mean to ignore you, but I just can't do another Peat conversation...
    "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

    In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

    - Ray Peat

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    Quote Originally Posted by YogaBare View Post
    I was considering powdering my shoulders with baking soda, ha
    Oh! Good call! I use food-grade potato or corn starch sometimes and it works wonders! I can't believe I forgot that!
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