Usually there is time to take a long shower after a workout at the gym, but for those occasions you’re on the go having a few post-workout beauty routines will allow you to feel confident when you finish your gym session. Even if you have time for a long shower, incorporating these beauty tips into your post-workout routine will keep your hair and skin fresh and manageable.
Here are some easy ways to look your best after a workout:
Put your hair up. Before you begin your workout, pull hair up into a bun or ponytail to keep sweat from getting in your hair. Wrapping your hair in a bun while you work out will also leave your hair with a tousled look once you’re finished. During a quick shower, you can opt to keep the bun in to save time on washing your hair. Prefer to wash your hair but don’t have time? Use a dry shampoo to zap away sweat and oil for a clean, fresh look.
Avoid caking on the makeup. After a workout, your skin is fresh and dewy thanks to the blood pumping and energizing skin cells. Use a minimal amount of makeup to retain a fresh appearance and save time post-workout. For a simple look, cover up any skin imperfections with a tinted moisturizer and follow up with mascara and lip balm or gloss.
Clean your face after a workout. After you sweat during your workout, cleaning off the face is essential to preventing breakouts. Sweat, makeup and oil can wreak havoc on the skin, so even rinsing it off with a makeup remover towelette and cool water will keep pores unclogged.
Keep travel size favorites in your bag. If you have a favorite shampoo or body wash, look for it in a travel size to easily stash in the gym bag. Not only will you feel clean and refreshed after a shower, you’ll save tons of space in your bag. Opt for toiletries that are multi-purpose, like Philosophy’s Shower Gel and Shampoo products.
Add a bit of shimmer. As mentioned before, adding too much makeup after a workout can be overkill. Instead, add a small amount of shimmer to the face to keep the radiant look after a good workout. Dab a shimmer shadow on the inside corner of the eye and add a touch of shimmer to the cheekbones for an all-over glow.
Mix foundation with sunscreen. Before heading out of the gym, add a small amount of foundation to the skin to cover up a flushed face, but also remember to protect the skin after sweating or showering. To minimize time in the locker room, mix equal amounts of sunscreen and foundation in hand and apply it to the face as you would a lotion. Warming up the formula in the hands will help it blend in better, protecting and beautifying your skin.