I’m the girl in the gym working out, sweating like the proverbial pot cover in a full face of makeup.
I don’t apply makeup to go to the gym but since I primarily workout at the end of the day before I head home, I simply don’t bother to remove my makeup.
I’ve never experienced breakouts on my face from wearing makeup even though many have warned me about it. What is more my makeup is generally intact when I leave the gym.
So I was happy to read this post by the scientist at FutureDerm who indicate that wearing makeup to the gym isn’t really that bad. Most people seem appalled when they realise that I don’t remove my make up before the gym and immediately predict all kinds of skin conditions upon me. It’s quite terrifying.
I don’t remove my makeup before I work out simply because my evening cleansing routine is quite involved and not one I wish to do in my gym’s rest room. Also because my makeup last’s all the way through my workout I’m never concerned that I will look a full mess.
Yes my makeup does last through all of my sweating and workouts. Here is why. One of my exercise buddies once remarked to me, ‘ you’re very good if you can get your makeup to last through a workout’. I’m not in fact very good but I do take precautions to ensure my makeup lasts.
The reason I’ve never had any adverse reaction to working out in makeup is likely because my acne is typically hormonally induced.
Do you wear makeup during your work outs?
Are you shocked that I do?
Until next post