We’re a hot mess apres-workout. There’s nothing like preparing for a night out after your gym sesh, only to find that once you’ve finally wiggled your way into your fave jeans you’ve officially sweat off all your makeup and need to start over…again.
Summer is sizzling, which is why there is no better time than the present to perfect your body. It’s bikini season after all, so there is no reason why we shouldn’t feel our best and most confident. Don’t make excuses – just do it! You should know by now that being physically active offers benefits far beyond the obvious, so don’t be surprised if you feel happier, revitalized and balanced. Start that spin class, go for a jog or find a yoga class where you can finally let go.
And don’t you dare worry about sweat. With the right multi-tasking products, your post-sweat session can be as quick and efficient as ever. Whether you are headed to the office, school or meeting a friend for cocktails, these gym-bag beauty essentials will get you pretty, fresh and glowing in 20 minutes flat. Namaste.
The 10 Necessary Post-Gym Makeup Essentials
Klorane Terry Lined Shower Cap
With the help of a brush, blow dryer and a little dry shampoo, you can avoid having to actually wash your hair most of the time. Using this super-soft terry-lined shower cap (don’t be embarrassed, this is your hair we are talking about) will do even more to save your strands from the shower’s hot humidity, keeping hair dry and prolonging hair styling between washings.
Korres Pomegranate Cleansing & Make-Up Removing Wipes
Really pressed for time? Skip the shower and use these deliciously scented and nutrient-soaked wipes to remove dirt, makeup and oil from your face, hands, underarms and anywhere else that needs a little refreshing. These wipes are the quickest and easiest way to eliminate impurities, tighten pores and offer antioxidant protection – even getting rid of that post-workout acne-causing sweat.
One Love Organics Essentials To Go Travel Kit
Want to enhance your post-exercise glow? Each cute-as-can-be Travel Kit cotton bag by One Love Organics comes with travel sizes of Easy Does It Foaming Cleanser, Brand New Day Microderma Scrub and Masque, Skin Savior Waterless Multi Balm and an instruction card for the recommended beauty routine. Could it get any easier?
Soapwalla Citrus Deodorant Cream
It’s hard to find a natural deodorant that actually works, but Soapwalla has totally nailed it with their super-compact and easy-to-apply deodorant cream. Simply scoop a bit of the citrusy clean frosting-like cream onto your fingers and apply as needed. Just the right combination of citrusy essential oils absorb moisture, inhibit bacteria, and ensure long-lasting effectiveness.
Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk
Spray, brush and go. Instantly eliminate oil to refresh hair without water. This eco-friendly dry shampoo uses corn and rice starch to cleanse and naturally eliminate dirt, oil and odors. You will just flip when you notice how your hair instantly regains volume and texture.
T3 Compact Hair Straightener
Did they hot box you again at your latest spin class? That humid and sweaty type of moisture can really do scary things to your hair, but have no fear! After quickly running your brush and a blow dryer through your hair, finish and seal the ends with just a bit of added heat. T3’s compact hair straightener fits perfectly in your gym bag and has the ability and strength to transform your hair in minutes.
RMS “Un” Cover-Up
Everyone can use a little help under the eyes and even around the nose where redness occurs. Conceal confidently without worrying about harsh chemicals using RMS Beauty “Un” Cover-Up. This organic creamy concealer also doubles as a foundation, so you can really use it anywhere you need to cover inflammation, uneven color or acne so you can leave the gym feeling your prettiest!
Earth tu Face Skin Stick
This jumbo size all-purpose skin salve can be used just about anywhere and is the perfect way to sooth and hydrate the face, lips and even the eyelids or cheekbones for a little lit-from-within glow. It’s packaged in a 100% compostable tube, so zero plastic was used to create this chic little product. It’s made of cool ingredients like geranium, which prevents and even fades scarring, and beeswax, which heals and protects skin. Talk about yummy.
Jane Iredale Purebrow Gel
An eyebrow gel is so essential to getting not only your brows in place post-sweat, but your eye lashes and even your flyaways! Tame, condition and protect your misplaced hair (wherever that might be!) with the easy swipe of clear gel. This vegan lifesaver was also created with a charming and soothing blend of minerals from the sea.
Ilia Multi-Stick - All of Me
Don’t ever be caught at the gym without your blush again! Just like its name suggests, this cream-based multi-tasking cheek color gives you the prettiest watermelon-hued glow that’s completely buildable. Pop some color onto the apples of your cheeks to add a little something to your ‘no makeup look,’ or tap the stick on your lips for a natural yet noticeable tint. The texture and formula are amazing.