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You know the drill… you hit the gym hard, then run errands in your sweaty clothes. Well, you may want to rinse off and change instead.

Dermatologist Dr. Debra Jaliman says even a little sweat raises our skin’s bacterial count – which includes the microbes linked to pimples. And when that excess bacteria gets trapped against the skin with damp clothing, it can trigger backne – or back acnebutt-nebutt acne… or red bumps caused by inflamed hair follicles all over your body. You can also develop rashes along your body’s crevices caused by the same fungus that leads to athlete’s foot. You don’t need to take a shower immediately to avoid rashes and acne… but make sure you rinse off, and change into clean, dry clothes.

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