Ok, I have a confession…

My face turns beet red pretty much every time that I workout. I’m not talking about a healthy pink glow, but more like a bright red. It’s especially worse if it happens to be a hot and humid day, which in Michigan is most of the summer. It’s sometimes to the point that it’s embarrassing and I can feel people staring at me with a worried expression like I’m going to stroke out.

It sucks. I feel fine when like this, but it’s more of an annoyance than anything else.

As if having people constantly be worried about you and questioning if you’re alright isn’t bad enough, it last forever! After a long run or cardio workout the red sticks around for hours. It’s to the point that I have to make sure to allow enough cooling time afterwards to let my face get back to a normal color before heading out in public or going to work. Trying to put makeup on after a red faced workout is pretty impossible too.

This is barely a glow compared to the normal (only after a warm-up).

The only thing that I’ve found that helps is splashing my face with cold water continuously afterwards and standing in front of a fan on high. I’ve seen lots of cooling towels/hats lately that you freeze so maybe one of these days I’ll give those a try. I’m digging the weather lately because the cool weather seems to knock down the redness a notch or two.

Are you a fellow tomato face? 
Have you tried any of the cooling towels or hats?
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