8 Disgusting Things That Happen When You Stay In Sweaty Clothes

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Last Updated on December 29, 2020

Did you ever wonder what happens when you stay in sweaty clothes? Well, it’s not a pleasant or healthy experience at all. From fungus to acne to itchiness, the possibilities are endless! Whether your sweaty clothes come from workout sweat or just a simple walk on a sunny hot day, sweat can be quite embarrassing and uncomfortable. If you are curious about this matter and still wondering why it is bad to stay in sweat clothes, keep reading!

1. Clogged pores

I think we all shower after sweating a lot, no? Well, if not, you definitely should! Not only because it’s the hygienic thing to do but also because sweat and sweaty clothes can accumulate and trap dirt and dust in your body, which will eventually clog your pores and cause possible breakouts. We suggest that you shower immediately after workouts, if not possible, use a clean towel to clean the sweat from your body and put some clean clothes after! Whatever you do, don’t spend more than one hour with sweaty clothes after your workout session.

2. Fungus

Have you heard about fungal skin infection? Maybe you’ve heard about this condition but by a different name such as “jock itch.” This fungal infection takes place in moist and sweaty places in our body, most likely our inner thighs, groin area, and our buttock! It affects both men and women that decide to walk around with drenched or sweaty clothing. If you feel itchiness or a burning sensation, it might be fungus since it multiplies very quickly and effectively using this reaction. To avoid all this, you should always shower and change clothes. If you already have it, the best is to go to the nearest pharmacy and ask for an antifungal cream.

3. Athlete’s foot

Athlete’s foot is another type of fungus that grows in (surprise surprise) sweaty and wet areas all over your feet, especially between toes. That’s why you should always dry your feet carefully after a shower, and always wear footwear in locker rooms and public bathrooms, especially when on a pool or beach! We understand it’s easier and more practical to go barefoot, but trust us, it’s not worth it! Most of the public WC’s are so dirty you feel like you can see the bacteria with your bare naked eye.


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