The conventional wisdom says “Don’t leave sweat on your skin.” “Sweat is bad for acne”. “Get it off your face as soon as you start to look even a little bit hot.”
So in the caveman regimen article, where I prescribe the idea of not washing your face as a way to clear acne, it appears the biggest objection people have is that they just can’t get over the idea of not washing their face after they sweat. What about the sweeeaattt????? OH MY gaaaawwdd the sweeeeaatttt.
This is a topic I simply must address as I’ve been asked this about a thousand times now in the comments of that article, and it kind of makes me laugh a little how upset people get about it just on principle.
To be honest, I don’t have a really great answer for you. Not washing my face as a way to clear acne was simply an experiment that happened to work pretty well for me and lots of others who have tried it afterwards, but I can’t know how it’s going to work for every single person who tries it. There’s no real rules.