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In writing our blogs, Contact Sports Soap endeavors to come up with relevant, informative, and entertaining topics targeted to help coaches, parents, athletes, and kids of all ages and sports navigate the world of skin care as it relates to sports and competition. Whether you are a seasoned athlete, an amateur or a beginner looking for some useful information and guidance we hope Position Before Submission gives you the best resource to tackle anything life throws your way. Remember the best offense is always a good defense soap.'

How to Wash and Maintain Your Gi

Don’t be the stinky one on the mat. It’s a matter of respect not only for yourself but also your training partners. No one wants a skin infection and washing your Gi after every roll seems small but shows your commitment to everyone. Read more to learn how to keep your Gi from getting funky.

Jock Itch Prevention

Jock itch is a common fungal infection mostly affecting men but no one wants to be scratching their unmentionables or having to walk like they have a fire between their legs. Read below about the causes so you don't have to worry about this preventable condition.

8 Hygiene Tips for Contact Sports Athletes and Gym Enthusiasts

Going to any gym comes with some level risk but the most common skin infections can be largely mitigated by using a little bit of common sense and good hygiene. Maintaining equipment, your skin and the clothes you sweat in can lower your risk of bacterial, fungal and yeast infections so you can continue to enjoy your workouts.

Haole Rot Prevention

Haole rot, the colloquial phrase referring to Tinea Versicolor, is an over growth of yeast that occurs naturally on the skin.  Surfers and other Athletes are especially prone to developing a full-blown infection due to the increased likelihood of being in hot, humid and sweaty environments where this type of fungal infection thrives. So what is the best treatment option for you? Keep reading learn more about Haole Rot and various treatment options. 

Candidiasis Prevention

Candidiasis of the skin, or cutaneous candidiasis is caused by the Candida fungus. Candidiasis of the skin often causes a red, itchy rash to form which can affect an athletes performance.  By incorporating proactive hygiene practices, athletes can help to prevent the colonization of pathogenic bacteria, yeast and fungus.

Impetigo Prevention

Impetigo is a bacterial skin infection caused by the Staphylococcus Aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes [which also causes strep throat] and is highly contagious. Although more common in children, athletes who are likely to damage their skin are also susceptible to. Participation in contact sports requires athletes to take extra precautions to keep their skin healthy and clear from infection.

A Probiotic Approach To Dandruff

Dandruff, a mild form of seborrheic dermatitis, is a common condition that causes the skin on the scalp to flake. In babies, seborrheic dermatitis is called cradle cap. 

Why is BJJ Training so Important for Cops?

When I sat down to write this article i wanted to just say Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is important for cops because it just is. Period. Then I reflected on the time I have spent in law enforcement and what I have learned in over a decade in the profession. 

Why Soap Is So Effective At Killing Coronavirus

There is a reason that health officials are telling everyone to wash their hands with soap and water as often as you can.  It is because, as of the date of this post, there is no vaccine or drug that can help you should you get the coronavirus or COVID-19. 

Ringworm Prevention

First of all, Ringworm (Tinea corporis) is not a worm, but a fungal infection of the skin.  Ringworm got its name from the circular, ring-like spots that develop once you come in contact with it. 

MRSA Prevention

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacterium which causes infections in different parts of the body.  Treatment can be more difficult than most strains of staphylococcus aureus (staph) because it is resistant to some commonly used antibiotics. 

Staph Infection Prevention

A common misconception is that our skin is clean.  The truth is everyone has a natural skin flora which predominantly includes beneficial strains of staph bacteria.