SIDE EFFECTS OF WEARING SWEATY CLOTHES FOR LONG
Three gross things that can happen when you wear sweaty clothes for long
1. Skin infections
Staying in sweaty clothes means inviting trouble for your skin, especially in the form of fungal and bacterial infections. According to The National Institutes of Health, wearing sweaty clothes can lead to the penetration of these pathogens into your skin. Due to the clogged pores (because of sweat), they get trapped in there, creating more skin problems.
Itching, patchy skin, and problems like athlete’s foot is also seen in people, who don’t get rid of their workout clothes ASAP.
2. Vaginal infections
If your workout clothes are all sweaty, how can your underpants be spared? And if they are sweaty too, then your genitals are in big trouble. Have you heard of yeast infections or bacterial vaginosis? Yup, you can get any of these, if you don’t get out of your gym wear ASAP. The sweat is actually trapped in your underpants, because they are not made of those ‘dry fit’ materials that dry up within minutes.
And as your body is moist and the temperature is on the higher side, it gives all these pathogens the budding ground to blossom and mess up with your genitals.
Itching, burning sensation while peeing, vaginal discharge, and a lot of discomfort awaits you, if you don’t take off your sweaty clothes right away.
3. Body acne and rashes
If you have oily skin, and yet you’re taking the risk of roaming around in those sweaty workout clothes, then hats off to you ladies. That’s because oil and sweat make for a lethal combination that can lead to severe acne problems, not just on your face but your body too. This happens due to clogging of pores, which are severe in people with oily skin.
Also, when you move around too much in sweaty clothes, there are high chances of chafing that can lead to more rashes and redness. And BTW, you should not underestimate chafing at all, as it can be really painful and cause more issues in your next workout session.