Congrats! You made it to the gym. Give yourself a pat on the back for spending an hour working up a sweat and mixing up your fitness routine with cardio and some weight training. But even though your main concern at the gym is getting healthy, it’s always nice to look presentable and refreshed after an intense gym sess. Here are five gym bag beauty essentials every woman needs to feel both fit and fabulous.
Refresh Your Face
There are few things more uncomfortable than the sticky feeling of sweaty skin. Add a package of Garnier CLEAN + The Refreshing Remover Cleansing Towelettes to your gym bag to quickly remove excess oil and sweat from your face along with any smeared makeup. I know I’m not the only person who goes to the gym wearing makeup! These gentle cleansing wipes reduce shine and leave your skin feeling clean and refreshed.
Smooth and Detangle Your Hair
No matter how beautiful your hair may look before your workout begins, it will inevitably become a stringy, wet, and tangled ponytail by the end of your workout. The Wet Brush is perfect for post-workout hair because it’s specifically designed to smooth and detangle knots. A few swipes of this brush will make a huge difference in your hair’s appearance.
Revive Your Hair
After detangling your hair, it’s important to remove excess oil and add volume back into your hairstyle. Spritz a generous amount of Tresemme Fresh Start Dry Shampoo into the roots of your hair and rub the product into your scalp. For extra volume, flip your head over and add a few sprays of dry shampoo to the bottom part of your hair too. Allow the product to work its magic for a few minutes, and then brush your hair again to distribute the product throughout. Your hair will be significantly less oily and ready to style.
Remove Sweat, Dirt and Germs
Sometimes it’s not possible to shower immediately after your workout, but thankfully Johnson’s Hand and Face Wipes will work in a pinch! Simply rub these gentle wipes over your hands and body to remove 95% of dirt and germs from your skin. These wipes aren’t a replacement for a shower, but using them to remove excess sweat will definitely help you feel cleaner.
Keep Your Hair in Place
Good hair ties are essential before, during and after your workout. Scunci No Slip Grip Comfortable Hair Elastics are made from a special type of rubber that will keep your ponytail firmly in place. Say goodbye to fixing your hair every three seconds while running on the treadmill, and hello to hours of secure hold. These hair elastics are equally perfect for creating a chic, post-workout topknot too.
BONUS: Clean Your Mouth
You might not think about it, but refreshing your mouth after a workout is pretty essential. All that running and weight lifting can cause dry mouth. If you sweat a lot, then you can become dehydrated, which forms a white ring around your mouth. So be sure to go beyond brushing and drink some water then follow up with a swig of Listerine Mouthwash after your workout to get that clean feeling back.
Don’t forget to follow up your post-workout stretching with a little body mist as well. Try a fresh smelling scent that moisturizes too that will make you feel like you just stepped out of the shower instead of a smelly fitness center.