Fact: Not all beauty products are created equal, and my sensitive skin has paid the price over the years. Everything from the wrong sunscreen formula to overly strong astringents have done a number on my skin barrier. But since I have grown, learned and been burned (uh, literally), I’m now extra careful with what comes into contact with my skin.
My sensitive skin is a big reason why gym workouts unfortunately fell to the wayside for me. I didn’t feel like it was worth it to be drenched in sweat due to the resulting irritation and breakouts that would inevitably appear. So I canceled my studio membership and instead downloaded workout apps that I could do in my living room…a location in close proximity to my shower where I could remove the grime before it had a chance to settle (you know how it is in locker rooms—there’s always a line for the shower). The only problem was that I craved the group environment to stay motivated, and frankly, it sucked missing out on my favorite hot yoga class. But I did it for the sake of my skin.