Yeah...that might help him.
But then again...who wants to be on the mat, in the ring, or in the cage with a blind MMA fighter with really hairy palms?
Seriously though...some gyms disinfect their mats, equipment, and premises properly...and unfortunately some don't. And some use stuff that certain people are allergic to. (Like I am allergic to Pinesol- for example)
Zits are also sometimes caused by infections in your pores and/or hair follicles - either caused by a sensitivity to something taken internally or exposure to something external. I would see an Allergist AND a Dermatologist. An allergist can run some simple (albeit unpleasant) tests to see what you might be allergic to.
Whenever I go to the gym, I take a small can of Lysol with me and I bring my own towels, soap, shower sandals (flip flops), and shampoo - even if they are provided free. And I always bring/wear clean underguards/gear that I wash/rinse myself in hot water after each use. And I always carry them to and from the gym in a big watertight/airtight ziplock bag - and I also bring a clean pair of underwear, a clean t-shirt, and a clean pair of socks sealed in a ziplock bag too.
And no...I'm not OCD or a germaphobe either - I'm just careful as possible and try to leave the gym as clean and germ-free as I was when I came in. And I try to leave clean whatever euipment I was using when I'm done sweating all over it...lol
Severe dermatitus, staph, communicable diseases, colds, flu, etc. are no joke...and most gyms aren't a real profitable money-making enterprises with a very high emphasis on hygiene and maintaining a hospital-like sterile environment. And I've seen some pretty smelly dirty sickly-looking people with some damn poor personal hygiene wearing some pretty funky and grungy gear hanging around regularily in some of the ones I've been in.
Both men AND women....lol
Hope that all helps ya!