Beauty Essentials You Need in Your Gym Bag

Because you don't sweat, you glow

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.

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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

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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”.

 

3. Deodorant

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.