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Red Face after Exercise

Red Face after Exercise

A lot of people suffer from red face after exercise. In this article we will find out the cause of this condition, along with the remedies to get rid of the problem.
Bhakti Satalkar
There are many people out there, whose face turns beet red even after a little exertion or after going out in warm weather. It is a body response to the heat generated in the body, either when you go out in the sun or when you exercise. It is normal and more common in fair-skinned people. Learn more about it through this article.


There are many causes of red face. When you start exercising, the body generates a lot of heat. Out of the total heat generated, only one quarter is actually utilized, while exercising. The rest of the heat remains in the body. Therefore, the body mechanism has to ensure that the body does not overheat. For which sweating mechanism is used. For activating the sweat glands in the body, blood circulation increases to all parts of the body including the face. In the process, the heart pumps oxygenated blood, which is heated by the body, to the face. The warm blood is responsible for changing the color of the skin to red. The new supply of blood brings with itself a number of nutrients to the skin on your face, at the same time toxins and waste matter is flushed out of the body. However, along with being red faced after working out, if you also notice, that you have other symptoms like fatigue, nausea, dizziness, it may be due to overheating.

Rosacea is another cause of this condition. Women are more prone to rosacea as opposed to men. Women in the age group 30 to 60 are commonly affected. The common symptoms associated with this problem include persistent redness of the skin, along with bumps, pimples, blotchy red face, etc. Although there are a number of home remedies for rosacea, it is better to seek opinion from a dermatologist.


To avoid red face when exercising, it is important to keep yourself well hydrated, while exercising. However, it does not mean, you drink gallons of water at one go. Drink one small sip at a time. If you are into running and jogging, etc., you may want to pour some water on your head as well, which will help in cooling down a bit. At the same time, wearing clothes which breathe well, like cottons, are recommended for workouts. As far as possible, avoid wiping out the sweat. When the sweat is left on the face, the evaporation helps in cooling down. This in turn, helps to reduce red face caused by working out. At the same time, after you have finished your workout, make sure you do drink some water. This will help in further cooling the body.

When the weather is warm, it is best to either workout early in the morning or later in the evening, when the temperatures cool down. At the same, it is best to reduce the number of exercise and the intensity of exercise a little. This helps to keep the body heat under control. The best, however, is to exercise indoors, so that the body heat does not go up drastically.

Now that you know the cause along with the remedies, you need not be worried. You will have to take the simple measures mentioned in this write-up and prevent your skin from turning red.