Simple skincare routine for the training girl: end the sweat breakouts


Just recently a friend of mine started training again in the pursuit of a better posture and improved overall heath. That’s great, of course, but the one complaint she got was that the frequent sweat sessions at the gym caused her to break out more than usual. That gave me the idea to share my modest skincare routine and the products that help me to keep my skin healthy and pimple free.

In general, I have very sensitive and dry skin. I do get the occasional breakout, and when that happens, they are usually under the skin and extremely painful. Fortunately, during the last couple of months I’ve been enjoying a very clear and unproblematic skin, which I attribute partly to the skincare I’ve been using, and partly to my hormones finally balancing out after a horrible birth control odyssey ( worst thing I ever did to my body!).

When it comes to skincare, I like to keep it simple.

Cleansing the skin

Of course, every routine needs to start with cleansing the skin – removing any make up, dirt and sebum that normally builds up during the day. I start that with a cotton pad soaked in some micellar water.  I jumped on the micellar water-wagon a little late, but I am so glad I did. It’s a great way to draw out all the impurities in your skin without stripping your complexion, or drying out the skin. After trying out a few different brands, I landed up on the Garnier Pure Micellar Cleansing Water 400Ml and I stuck with it, as I was very pleased with how it affected my skin.

Once I am done with that, I will continue with Vichy Purete Thermale Fresh Cleansing Gel  to remove any residual dirt left on my skin and give myself that deep cleanse feel. It’s an effective product, doesn’t leave the skin feeling tight or shiny and what I like most about it – the pump makes it so easy to use! I landed on it by chance, but I certainly don’t regret buying it. My other recommendation is the Biotherm Biosource Hydra Mineral Cleanser Toning Mousse – one of the best cleansers I’ve ever tried, even if it’s a tiny bit drying.

Moisturizing and pampering the skin

So much with cleaning. My next step is the Midnight Recovery Concentrate 1.0 Oz by Kiehl’s. It’s an immensely popular product and for a good reason. Just a few drops at night and you wake up with fresh, soft and hydrated skin. I can also confirm that it definitely helps to keep breakouts at bay and, with a continuous use, evens out the skin tone. Another thing I love about it is the soft lavender scent, which helps me to relax before bed. All in all, I don’t have a single bad thing to report about the oil – it’s an amazing product!

That pretentious under eye area

Castor oil and coconut oil for skincare routine.

Up until a month and a half ago, that would be the finish of my evening skincare routine. But then I figured that my life is too simple and why not make it more interesting with one more step to it. I did some research and informed myself about the amazing benefits of castor oil – antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-aging – basically all kinds of Anti’s. Castor oil is also an excellent remedy for promoting hair growth. That’s why I decided to try it out and start using it on my lashes – and what do you know – it freaking works! Each night before bed I use my fingertip to gently massage a drop of it to my eyelashes and around my eyes. This not only makes my lashes grow longer and thicker, but also keeps my under eye area incredibly moisturized. Honestly, I truly regret not taking a close-up picture before starting to use it, so I can show how much of an improvement there is.

Oh, now that we’re on the under eye area topic, I should mention that whenever I put on a waterproof mascara, I use good ol’ coconut oil to remove it.

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What about during the day?

That’s where I end it for the night. In the mornings, I usually use the Vichy cleanser again and continue to put on the La Roche Posey EFFACLAR DUO(+). It’s a light cream, moisturizing enough, but not leaving you greasy or shiny and works as a great make up base. It’s a part from the anti-imperfections line of the brand and it surely does its job well.

Every now and then, whenever I feel my skin a bit dried out or tight, I will use the The Body Shop Hydrating Face Mist. It’s a good product and does what it promises – it keeps my skin hydrated for hours.

I set my mind on all those products after a lot of trials and errors, and I am quite happy with everything I am using right now and the results I am getting.

What about you?!

  • Do you also suffer from sweat breakouts?
  • What are the products you use to combat the problem?


  1. Mahima
    October 27, 2017 at 10:16 am

    Wow! Hats if to your for sticking to caring about your skin. I am more like wash your face and slap a cream on and then off I go. But I am definitely tempted to try some of the products. Awesome write-up.

    • Lily
      October 27, 2017 at 10:35 am

      Hah! Never thought that I do that much about it, it’s just been a habit of mine since forever. Thanks for your comment!

  2. Chloe
    October 27, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    Nice post! I work out a lot too so I will think about using these skin care products! Thanks and nice job!

  3. Lyosha
    October 27, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    nice routine! not too complicated, yet useful. Keihls is my love as well

  4. Mast
    December 15, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    A negative point in positive manner, “But the one complaint she got was that the frequent sweat sessions at the gym caused her to break out more than usual”
    Good Artical

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