Strapped for time after your morning gym session? Here are 6 beauty must-haves guaranteed to take you from workout to work in no time
Find it impossible to achieve that fresh-faced glow after the gym? Think again. We’ve put together an essential edit of must-have products that will save you time in the shower — and on your morning commute — every day. So you’ll never need to cut your workout short again (if that was your excuse for leaving every class early!).
Here are six beauty essentials your gym bag should never be without.
Washing your hair every day can really take its toll on your tresses — washing it too much can actually dry your hair of its natural oils and moisture. Plus, who has time for a shampoo and blow-dry after a morning workout?! But of course, if you’re working out every day, you’ll want to freshen up, rather than scraping back into a (slightly sweaty) pony.
Our solution? A quick spritz of dry shampoo. We love OGX coconut milk dry shampoo. It’s tropical scented, so any trace of post-workout sweat will be well and truly masked, whilst the softening coconut milk formula works to restore and revive strands, so your locks will be silky soft and ready to roll — without so much as a hair dryer in sight!
Make your post-gym beauty routine an absolute breeze with these compact make-up remover wipes. Small enough to slip inside your gym bag, these miracle wipes remove all traces of make-up, so your skin can breathe easily during your workout.
Give your skin a post-workout glow with Neostrata’s anti-ageing, exfoliating cleanser. This deep cleansing scrub is formulated with Polyhydroxy Acids (PHAs), Gluconolactone and Maltobionic Acid, to remove excess oil, make-up and debris from pores, without over-drying or disrupting the skin’s natural pH balance, making this an absolute must-have to cool down and de-sweat. Your skin will be left soft and hydrated, whilst the concentrated botanical complex helps refresh and revitalise. Any hint of redness after your workout is guaranteed to be gone.
Save space in your gym bag with a two-in-one face and body moisturiser. Weleda’s Skin Food is packed with nourishing plant oils, lanolin and beeswax, with skin-calming extracts of pansy, chamomile and calendula, to give your face and body a hit of moisture post-workout.
Stay dry and fresh during your gym session with this antibacterial, natural deodorant. This hardworking sports spritz not only keeps you dry, it also helps to fight any unwanted body odour, so you can feel confident that you can workout without having to top up half way through.
One of our hero products, this super nourishing oil can be used on your hair and body. Perfect for swimmers — chlorine dries out the skin and hair, so this is a great way to give it an instant moisture hit. Dab a few droplets onto your face, hands, feet, or any dry area of the body. After your shower, run though the ends of your hair, it’ll add moisture to combat that straw-like feel.
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