Muay Thai is awesome. So much fun, until… you come down with a skin irritation, or the worst, athlete’s foot.
Simple precautions can be taken to minimise chances of contracting athlete’s foot, and getting irritated skin or rashes.
The primary and most important way to look after your skin is through good, basic, personal hygiene. Wash regularly, use a good soak. Pick up a natural good quality detergent for your clothing and footwear, and wash them regularly.
NEVER, never never, wear your gym or training gear more than once without washing. It’s beyond disgusting for the other poor people training with your and becomes a hotbed for nasty bacteria to fester and grow.
The secondary way to minimise skin damage, is to use products with only natural ingredients. Dr. Hauschka is a slightly pricey, but awesome company, and not only for women’s products. My wife swears by the Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream. Check out their company ethos. They mean business; Great natural products and a sustainable world!
Another good vendor for natural products is Treat Your Skin