Athletes & Active Lifestyles

Working out or working hard on the job helps a body stay healthy, but can put skin at an increased risk of infection. Bacteria, fungi and viruses are transmitted through contact sports, shared equipment, and high-use objects such as doorknobs, handles, etc. and thrive in sweaty environments. Cuts, scraps and areas subjected to friction are particularly vulnerable to infection. Effective cleansing is necessary to minimize potential for staph and MRSA infections, and microbial skin concerns such as acne, folliculitis, ringworm, athlete’s foot and jock itch. Deep cleaning is also helpful in preventing odor, as odor-causing germs can quickly multiply in damp conditions. For more information, please visit the FAQ.