3 skincare gym essentials for after a workout

3 Skin Care Gym Essentials For After A Workout

Add these skin care gym essentials to your after workout routine and avoid the need for lots of work later!

So, you’ve just done a killer workout in the gym and you hit the showers! it’s tempting to just get dressed, go home and get some dinner in you BUT taking care of your skin is important and doing one or two things before you leave saves you from having to use a whole host of products later!

Baby Wipes (fragrance-free preferably)

Since becoming a parent I have realised how essential baby wipes are to my life! there are so many uses for them. Now I don’t wear makeup to the gym (I don’t wear much make-up at all usually) so I don’t have the problem of having it streaming down my face looking like a panda! if YOU do then I suggest fragrance-free baby wipes – cheap and cheerful and do the trick! plus they are great for the skin (if it’s good enough for baby’s bottom it’s good enough for your leftover mascara!).

Plus these are handy to keep in your gym bag for any manner of spills, marks or cleaning that need to happen! including when your hands get grimy from holding on to the heart rate monitor too long!! eww

skin care gym essentials, baby wipes

Cleansing Pads

I don’t really have the space for face wash in my bag or the inclination to start exfoliating in the gym showers so I usually keep that at home. Instead I take toning/cleaning wipes – things like Clearasil or pre-soaked pads, so you just grab one, go and dispose of it! These are a godsend when you need to go somewhere after the gym and don’t have time to properly wash the workout grime off your face before applying makeup!

Moisturiser 

I find since starting swimming again I have found that it really dries up the skin, as does a lot of sweating! so a good moisturiser is a definite must have for after the gym! You could wait until you get home but some of the damage has already been done by then!

3 skincare essentials for after the gym

What are your skin care gym essentials in your kit bag?

*A version of this post appears on my author contributions at Shopperlottie.com*

You've just done a killer workout at the gym, don't forget to take care of your skin too! make sure you have these 3 skin care gym essentials in your bag.

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Written by Charlotte

Founder at The Mummy Toolbox

31 Comments

  • Tabitha Shakespeare (#)
    April 7th, 2017

    These are all great tips! I love baby wipes. I literally use them for everything.

  • Amber Nelson (#)
    April 7th, 2017

    Wow, I will definitely stock up on moisturizer! It really does makes sense now that I think about it!

  • Katriza (#)
    April 7th, 2017

    Wow I never even thought about these! I usually just jump in the shower and get on with my night time beauty routine! This is great! I’ll have to try these after the gym!

  • Krystle Cook (#)
    April 6th, 2017

    These are great essentials! I know that my skin definitely takes a toll after I have been working out.

  • Kit stanwood (#)
    April 5th, 2017

    Ahh I always remember to bring deodorant , hair ties, and headphones to the gym! Those are my essentials (: hehe

  • Sona sethi (#)
    April 5th, 2017

    I always carry a hydration drink and sweat absorbent. Cannot do without these in gym.

  • Jalisa Harris (#)
    April 5th, 2017

    I always felt skin care was so important after a gym session. My skin would always break out if I didn’t wash up or shower soon after a gym session.

  • Krystel | Disney on a Budget (#)
    April 5th, 2017

    I would have to agree with you on all of these items. I have Eczema and moisturizing after swimming was a must when I was lifeguarding.

  • anvita (#)
    April 4th, 2017

    This is a gentle reminder to me that I need to go remoisturize for the day. Good tips though.

  • Amy Desrosiers (#)
    April 4th, 2017

    With the summer coming soon I do need to get some facial wipes. I tend to sweat so much and breakout like crazy!

  • Blythe (#)
    April 4th, 2017

    I workout at home so I don’t have to worry about looking like a panda after my workouts. I only have to worry about being red in the face ,which is something I’ve always dealt with, even when I was working out at the gym. I always removed my makeup or didn’t wear any as I think you should let your skin breathe. If I was going to the gym now I would bring my Pacifica makeup wipes and deodorant wipes, as well as a facial spray to refresh my skin till I get home.

  • Rachel (#)
    April 4th, 2017

    Baby wipes are like my duct tape. They are good for everything! I need to get some cleansing pads for the gym though. I always forget those and they would make life so easy.

  • Donah @SJB (#)
    April 4th, 2017

    Really great tips. Having Makeup and Baby Wipes in your bag is always a smart idea. This way you’ll never worry about not feeling crean or fresh.

  • Jessi (#)
    April 4th, 2017

    Baby wipes are awesome to always have on you. I have a baby now, but even before he was born and when my daughter was far from in diapers, I would carry baby wipes with me just in case. They are great for so much!

  • Victoria (#)
    April 4th, 2017

    I never really thought that sweating would dry out the skin, but makes so much sense!

  • Amanda Love (#)
    April 4th, 2017

    It’s good to have little containers for all of your gym essentials so you don’t have to bring bulky products when you work out. These are definitely a must have! Especially the wipes!

  • Rhian Westbury (#)
    April 4th, 2017

    I always tend to come home and shower/ do my skincare routine after going to the gym as I’m lucky to live so close to mine. Moisturizer is a must though x

  • Anna nuttall (#)
    April 4th, 2017

    Great article. I tend to just jump in the shower after the gym to freshening myself up. When I use to go swimming I would use body lotion after to stop my skin drying out. xx

  • Laura (#)
    April 4th, 2017

    These are awesome tips! I am working on finding gym times during my busy schedule and sometimes that means squeezing a trip into my day on my lunch break so these tips are perfect timing for me! Thanks for sharing!

  • Kirsten (#)
    April 4th, 2017

    Baby wipes are such a great idea! Easy to take a few in a bag and have on hand and throw out when you are all done.Thanks for all the great info!

  • Aish Das-Padihari (#)
    April 3rd, 2017

    Really a great post. I work out everyday during my lunch break and I need these clean up rituals.

  • Ana De- Jesus (#)
    April 3rd, 2017

    Cleansing pads is a must as is moisturizer. It is important to prep your skin before and after a workout for sure x

  • Vicky (#)
    April 3rd, 2017

    My youngest daughter is 7 and we still buy and use baby wipes. They really come in handy. I never thought of bringing them to the gym.

  • Belle (#)
    April 3rd, 2017

    Such a great post! It really is important to take care of our skin no matter what we do. I know a lot will benefit from this.

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

  • Janel B (#)
    April 3rd, 2017

    I am so not good at caring for my skin. I am starting to use either shea butter or coconut oil to help with my dry skin problems.

  • Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh (#)
    April 3rd, 2017

    I’ve never used a gym, as we have a variety of dvd’s and weights, plus a pool at our house, but if I were to use a gym, these things would totally be in my gym bag!

  • karen (#)
    April 3rd, 2017

    Moisturizing is a major step to be mindful of! Especially after swimming – thats really drying on your skin. I am all about toners and serums and moisturizers! Bring it all on!

  • robin Rue (#)
    April 3rd, 2017

    Well, I live right up the street from my gym, so I go home to shower. I love that I don’t have to lug a whole bag of stuff with me 🙂

  • Kim (#)
    April 3rd, 2017

    Cleansing pads are a must! I also love to carry a dry shampoo with me. It really helps me feel cleaner when I’m done if I don’t have time to dry my hair.

  • Cosmic J (#)
    March 20th, 2016

    Thanks for sharing this ! I’m a bit lazy when it comes to moisturize after the shower…so i better do it now after reading this !

  • Fatty McCupcakes (#)
    March 17th, 2016

    Great article! I hadn’t even thought that sweating could dry out skin, but it makes so much sense that it would!!

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