(Closed) Red Face?

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
1390 posts
Bumble bee

This totally happens to me. I turn maroon when working out and then I stay red as a tomato for an hour or two afterwards. My cheeks are naturally ‘rosy’ anyway. So…..yeah. This happens to me. I have no advice for how to avoid it, but I think it’s a good thing! Means you had a good workout.

Post # 4
3182 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I am no help but I am the same way. I hate it. Even after a shower my cheeks will be really red. I feel ridiculous at the gym or whatever because I feel like people are looking at me like I’m waayyy out of shape. Then I see the girls who run on the treadmill for an hour and still look perfect and get irritated haha. 

Post # 5
69 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

If it were me, I would go back into work and rock the red face. “Yeah, I worked out on my lunch break, how was your McDonalds?” Haha!!! Good for you if you want to work out more often! If it means being a little red afterwards then be proud of it! You are living a healthy lifestyle and there is no reason to be ashamed or embarrassed of some of the effects of it! I get flushed and red after I run as well, it seems like it takes me forever to cool down, and cold showers dont help me either. Sometimes I skip a morning workout and will just push extra hard in the evening. Otherwise, I will just be red and if anyone says anything just say I was in the gym on my break. I hope this helps!

Post # 6
946 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My best friend has this issue too. It’s just your body’s attempt at trying to oxygenate/cool itself down. 

I have a similar issue where i will literally sweat (and I mean through my clothing) for a few hours after working out. 

I can’t offer much in the ways of suggestions for you except find some extra time in your day or perhaps find a different type of workout (something low impact) like yoga, swimming or Pilates. 

Post # 8
4352 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I get flushed easily, especially during public speaking (once it stops it just gets worse until the talk is over, even if I’m comfortable with the material and the audience). I pretend that it is less noticable when I have good foundation on. Could you reapply/apply your makeup after your workout & shower?

Post # 9
10589 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

Have you tried using a cool washcloth on your face and the back of your neck?

It might also be worthwhile to check your blood pressure before and after you’ve worked out.

Post # 12
69 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@WestCoast:  Oh, yeah that would be a pain. Skipping may be the best way to go. Just so some excercises that dont get you too worked up, and maybe run even more at night to reward yourself!

Post # 13
461 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

My face. My coaches used to ask  me if I was okay because I would turn a terribly scary shade of purple-red.

They learned that the only time to worry was when I was actually pale…

I have no advice either. I wish I did. It makes me feel so unattractive, and makes me cautious of working out with SO.

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