You’re all for the post-workout glow — as long as it doesn’t leave you looking like a hot mess. Just like your makeup bag needs to help you get through a long school day or an exciting date night, your gym bag needs to help you get through not only a heavy-duty workout, but also the rest of your day’s activities.
Awesomeness continues after advertisement
Make sure you pack these essential beauty items whenever you hit the gym so you can feel and look your very best.
1. Cleansing Wipes
Awesomeness continues after advertisement>
To prevent breakouts and clogged pores, swipe your face with a cleansing wipe, such as Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wipes from The Body Shop ($10) , pre and post-workout. Plus they’re super to keep on hand to wipe off any makeup before you start your sweat session.
2. Hair Ties
One of the worst things ever is not having a hair tie to help pull back your mane into a braid or a reliable ponytail. Goody Ouchless No Metal Elastics ($6) are amazing because, well, they don’t cause you to say “ouch”.
No need to stress over a little smell after a hard workout. Tom of Maine’s Long Lasting Natural Deodorant ($5) is not only aluminum-free, but it also provides 24-hour odor protection to help keep you feeling fresh long after your exercise session.
4. Dry Shampoo
Don’t have enough time for a quick shower? You won’t have to worry with Lush’s No Drought Dry Shampoo ($15). It absorbs excess oils and volumizes locks, making your hair look and smell amazing.
5. Tinted Moisturizer
Keep your post-workout glow hours after the gym with a tinted moisturizer, or BB cream, like Burt’s Bees BB Cream with SPF 15 ($9). It’ll leave your skin protected and soft.
6. Lip + Cheek Stain
Instead of weighing down your gym bag with tons of makeup, make things easier by having a multitasking product, such as Benefit Benetint Lip & Cheek Stain ($10) in travel size. Besides, the less time you spend at the gym’s locker room cleaning up, the better.