Does working out cause your skin to break out?

February 26, 2015 10:00 AM

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Does working out cause your skin to break out?

What good is a chiseled physique if it's covered in blackheads and puss-spewing pimples? Oh, and don't forget those huge cysts that feel like face-eating tumors.

Unfortunately, a lot of guys' faces, backs, and chests revert to puberty when they man up in the gym, says Jeremy S. Fenton, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist with the Schweiger Dermatology Group in New York City. But, while breaking a sweat is linked with acne, it's not sweat that's actually ca...

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