Skin Care for Female Grapplers

Doing BJJ is a double-edged sword when it comes to your skin. On the one hand, its great exercises which in turn helps to increase blood flow bringing oxygen and nutrients to the skins (see beetroot face can be positive!) as well as lowering stress hormones which helps improve inflammatory skin conditions. But sweat getting ground into your face during rolling can cause irritation, redness, blocked pores, and spots! So this year I have been looking into some grappler friendly skincare tips and routines. Continue reading “Skin Care for Female Grapplers”

Skin Infections in BJJ

Ok, let’s be honest nobody really likes talking about gym germs and mat lurgie including skin infections. But not being aware of them and generally not being open and talking about them is one of the key reasons they are more common than people like to admit and are easily spread. So this blog is going to focus on the common things that might occur and how to spot them (warning – there is also some pictures of them!). Continue reading “Skin Infections in BJJ”