Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A shocking thing 88% of athletes do to their skin

Time pressed athletes who can't get to the shower after a workout use baby wipes.

Baby wipes contain water, mineral oil, alcohol, propylene glycol, artificial fragrance and methyl and propyl parabens (chemical preservatives). These disposable cloths are made from non-woven fabrics similar to those used in dryer sheets. Most brands are still using the same technology and ingredients when baby wipes were first developed in the late 1970's.

Fitness junkies endure sweat mixed with excess oil, salt and in some activities-dirt. Do baby bottoms endure this?

Most athletes don't realize the swiping motion of baby wipes and sport wipes can push sweat, oil and dirt back into your open pores that naturally open during intense exercise to expel sweat. This leads to possible clogged pores and breakouts. Most just cover the odor and don't kill germs in sweat.

Luckily, from new research there is a convenient botanical mist with active ingredients to kill bacteria in sweat, absorb excess oil and leaves your skin feeling refreshed and clean smelling until you have time to hit the shower.

Of course nothing takes the place of actual cleaning with a cleanser. But for time pressed fitness lovers this is a whole new way to achieve your quick fix for a shower rather than a make-shift alternative.

By Sandy Alcide, founder of Motion Medica fitness skin careCopyright March 2011