Fitwear may cause body acne, experts say

Fitwear may cause body acne, experts say
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(KAIT/NBC) - You've seen tags that read "dry fit" and "water wick." All these athletic fabrics that make us feel good during workouts may not make you look that way.

Body acne can happen to teenagers and adults, men and women.

Dermatologist Sherry Ingraham says active fitwear may increase your chances of an outbreak.

"They'll wear them all day, they'll wear them to the gym, come home and keep them on and so the sweat and debris is forced up against the skin and the skin can't breathe," Ingraham said.

Dr. Ingraham suggests wiping off dirt and makeup before and after a workout.

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