According to Dr. Michael Eidelman, clothes that hold "so much warmth and moisture" can cause skin issues like yeast infections, rashes, bumps and irritation if they are worn for too long. COOL. If you're in the habit of keeping your yoga pants on after a workout, then you've got to worry a little.
How could our yoga pants betray us like this?! In their defense, humans are completely to blame. The athleisure fad is extremely popular right now, thanks to brands like Lululemon which make trendy workout gear that you never want to take off.
As if acne of the butt and folliculitis weren't terrible enough, you can also get vaginitis and vaginal infections from sweaty, clingy and dirty yoga pants. A sign that this might be happening to you is itchy and smelly privates.
How do you avoid this? Make sure it's breathable down under.
According to Eidelman, you've also got to be wary of the cleanliness of your gym. There's tons of bacteria floating around on the dirty equipment which can cause infections and skin irritations as well. Basically, working out is horrifying.
Bianca Jade of MizzFit.com said it's important to think of yourself as a gym. We're basically disgusting, gross and dirty and need to be cleaned ASAP. Otherwise, we're just walking around and festering in all that bacteria. No thanks! I'm good to not walk around for hours in my own grossness.
If you've been freaking out while reading this, eyeing your pair of yoga pants in your closet, don't fret! There's hope. Stacy Lyon is the founder of Healthy Hoo Hoo, a company that makes natural feminine wipes for cleaning down under. They're specifically made to get all of that nasty bacteria out of your nether regionsand are perfect for those of us who are addicted to our yoga pants.