The skin Dry and dehydrated facial due to sweating during exercise can be more than frustrating. Some symptoms can be painful and even promote dangerous infections. Since facial dryness can be embarrassing and difficult to hide, it is important to understand how it can be treated and prevented.
Facial dehydration symptoms during exercise can vary from person to person and from location to location. You may notice facial tightness, itching, peeling, redness and the appearance of cracks and fine lines. In addition, your skin may develop a rough texture that looks and feels uneven or contracted. In severe cases of dry skin, deep cracks or fissures may bleed.
To treat dry facial skin after exercise, wash your face or take a warm shower to remove sweat. Limit your shower time to less than fifteen minutes and do not use hot water; Bathing for excessive time or using hot water can dry your skin and deprive it of its natural oils. Immediately apply a gentle moisturizer to your skin to trap moisture from your shower or wash. Look for a moisturizer that is oil-free and non-comedogenic, so it does not clog your pores and develop acne.
The American Osteopathic College of Dermatology recommends using a humidifier if you exercise indoors, especially during the winter when heaters can dry the air. If you wipe the sweat off your face with a towel during exercise, wash your whites with mild laundry detergents and avoid using fabric softeners for irritants, which can dry the skin. Drink water before, during and after exercising. Hydrating the inside of your body can also help keep the skin on your face hydrated.
If left unattended, dehydrated facial skin can lead to more serious conditions. Dry skin can cause atopic dermatitis, or eczema symptoms, leading to cracking, inflammation and redness of the skin. The hair follicles on your face can also become inflamed when your skin is dry, resulting in folliculitis. If the dehydrated skin is cracked or has open fissures, the bacteria can invade the underlying tissues, causing a bacterial infection called cellulitis.