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