Most of us would jump in the shower immediately after a 20 mile run, but sometimes after a 20 minute jog, we take our time making our way to the bath. However, any time you sweat, it's important to get out of those clothes right away.
"Sweat easily becomes trapped inside tight-knit clothing, leading to acne, irritation, and other problems. Showering after a workout is ideal, because the less time bacteria have a chance to sit on your skin, the better," Board Certified Dermatologist and RealSelf contributor Joel Schlessinger told us. "Wash your body with an antibacterial body wash, focusing on any areas where your skin touched the exercise equipment or anywhere you're prone to breakouts (like the chest and back). I like products that contain bleach, a natural antibacterial agent that eliminates germs and bacteria without the worsening of antibiotic resistance."
If you can't get to a shower right away, don't worry. Make sure to change out of your sweaty clothes right away and shower when you can. Schlessinger added: "If you're prone to acne and can't shower right away, keep cleansing wipes in your gym bag to eliminate oil and acne-causing bacteria on the face."