The Best Products for Your Post-Gym Routine
Nothing feels better than maintaining a killer workout routine. But without the right products, a vigorous workout can lead to redness, acne, sweat and unwanted bumps. And while the benefits of exercise are many – from lowering stress to improving heart health – it’s definitely not the best on the skin. We rounded up the must-have post-gym products to keep your skin feeling fresh and clean, even after a sweat session.
Makeup Removing Wipes
Skyn Iceland Glacial Cleansing Cloths
If you’re usually running straight from the office to the gym, a great facial wipe is a must in your gym bag. Working out with makeup causes clogged pores that lead to breakouts, so be sure to take the day off before getting sweaty. The Skyn Iceland Glacial Cleansing Cloths are the ideal on-the-go skin savior – infused with Icelandic glacial waters and beneficial natural extracts, they get rid of makeup, dirt, oil and other impurities while refreshing and soothing stressed skin. No water required, they leave a clean scent without a sticky residue.
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Lululemon Cardio Headband
Working out means sweat on the face, but also the scalp. Avoid too much moisture from reaching your hair line with a headband, also perfect for keeping hair out of your face when you’re sprinting on the treadmill. Lululemon’s Cardio Cross Trainer Headband is just as chic as it is practical – designed for running and training, the anti-stink headband keeps your hair looking clean after a work out.
Supergoop Play SPF 50 Sunscreen
Sunscreen is essential for any outdoor workout. Picking the right sweat-resistant sunscreen will make all the difference during your morning run or afternoon yoga session in the park. Supergoop Play SPH 50 Sunscreen is hydrating, fast-absorbing and most importantly, water and sweat-resistant for up to 80 minutes.
BKR Doe Water Bottle
The only way to reduce facial flushing and redness is to keep hydrated during your workout. A cute water bottle makes drinking even easier, like this BPA-free glass bottle by BKR. Maintaining proper hydration will allow the body to regulate temperature as you’re active, in turn preventing excess redness after a workout.
Drunk Elephant Jelly Cleanser
Even if you only have a 10-minute drive home from the gym, leaving excess sweat on the face after a workout may lead to pimples and spots. To prevent a sweat-induced breakout, cleanse the face right after your session with the Drunk Elephant Jelly Cleanser. An innovative cleanser that removes all traces of oil, pollution and any other grime from the day, the gentle formula rinses away without an ounce of residue, leaving skin clean and soft.
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Yuni Shower Sheets
If you don’t have time to shower after a hardcore session, shower sheets help to remove odors and leave you feeling refreshed. For a quick on-the-go wash, Yuni Shower Sheets include 12 large, individually-wrapped, waterless cloths that instantly cleanse, refresh, and deodorize. The 100% plant-based sheets will give you that just-showered feeling.
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Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo
To maintain your fresh blowout after the gym, dry shampoo is the perfect remedy. The Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo smells amazing, and it’s packed with translucent powders that absorb oil at the roots to restore strength and shine to each strand, leaving your locks voluminous and touchably soft.
By: Helena Devincenti