Although we never think about it, our skin is a battlefield. That miracle called the epidermis (less than the thickness of a sheet of paper) is what stands between us and a jungle of microscopic monsters waiting to attack (millions of the things). Now, about sweating.
The pores and wrinkles of the body are loaded with microorganisms. All kinds of “enemies” even live in the “sweat” openings of the skin. These are kept at bay by a constant war our immune system wages ever second we are alive. (When we die, those microorganisms take over immediately and we start to decompose. We become their food. Yuck!)
When you sweat, you are dislodging (washing out) the “resident” and “naughty” microorganisms that have taken-up house-keeping in the skin’s openings. Sweating dislodges these “meanies” and floods the skin with “bacteria” from your own body. And, that’s just from you … forget about the other stuff you are getting from the environment.
If you are wearing athletic clothing, the residue detergent softens your skin and allows the clothing to easily abrade your skin. (For an experiment some time, put freshly laundered and dry clothing back in your washer with water only … just watch the detergent foam up! We never get all the detergent out of our clothing, and we all use too much detergent … the cause of many cases of dermatitis.) But I digress …
So, now you have sweaty, sticky skin … flooded with bacteria and dirt and the potential of abraded skin. Oh and don’t forget the “open” follicles from electrolysis injury. I remember one basketball player that, after electrolysis and playing a game afterward, had a perfect “outline” of pustules exactly delineating where his shirt had been. Classic!
The basic directive, given by the Hairtell folks: don’t exercise right after electrolysis! Yes, it’s certainly correct. 24 hours afterward? Probably okay, but I would wait a couple days; especially if playing football. Seriously, you won’t die or go out-of-shape if you miss one day of exercise. Bottom line: LISTEN TO DEE, damn it!