If you’ve managed to commit to a healthy lifestyle in this busy and fast paced world, props to you! Sometimes, you need to make time for the things that matter because your health should always be your priority. So that could mean fitting in a gym sesh during your lunch break, right after work or even after completing your chores at home. It may not always be the most convenient thing to go from office or home to gym – maybe you don’t want to mess up your hair that you so patiently styled for work, or you don’t want your mascara to smudge and give you racoon eyes. But with these smart and fitness-friendly beauty products, it might put you on the right track and make all the difference between lacing up your sneakers or opting out.
1. Cleansing Wipes
Whenever possible, you should always remove your base makeup before working out because wearing heavy makeup will block your skin’s ability to breathe when your pores are open and sweating. Doing so is super easy when you pack cleansing wipes in your gym bag. If you don’t want to take off all your eye makeup (maybe you’re heading back to the office after the gym?), just a few swipes should remove your foundation, blusher, bronzer and highlighter. Besides, who needs blush and highlighter when you’ve got natural sweat and blood flow from exercise? We like the Micellar Cleansing Wipes from Simple because it contains micelles that attract impurities, dirt and makeup like a magnet. You can also use these wipes post workout to cleanse your skin.
If you really can’t bear the thought of going to the gym without some face coverage, consider the CliniqueFIT Workout Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF40. This foundation is specially formulated for exercise and will really cling to your skin. It is also a high spectrum sunscreen – important no matter the weather.
3. Waterproof Mascara
When wearing eye makeup to the gym, everything needs to be ultra waterproof to avoid the dreaded racoon eyes. The Kiss Me Heroine Make Super Waterproof mascara will not budge and keep your peepers poppin’ from office/home to sweat sesh.
4. Lip Stain
Opting for a lip stain will give you a fresh and sheer look that is perfect for work then gym. Not only does it save you time, you also won’t be worrying about your lipstick smudging or getting on your teeth. We like Clarins’ Water Lip Stain.
5. Dry Shampoo
Dry shampoo should always be in your gym bag and is a superhero for dirty hair. It is designed for dry hair so spraying it on sweaty hair won’t be very helpful. Instead, spritz it on your roots before your workout so the formula can soak up excess oil while you sweat! Check out the Batiste Dry Shampoo to freshen your hair and give it some flirty volume.
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