One look at the insides of my gym bag and you’ll think I just landed from outer space. Gym visits require prepping up for a not-so-elegant-and-pretty ordeal coming your way. At one point, and no matter what you try to do during your session, your skin might suffer from redness, bacterial infections and sweat. Your hair will face a major identity crisis, your makeup no matter how minimal will melt and streak in the most unexpected of scenarios.. The question remains, is it even possible to inject a little joy and elegance to your look pre, during and post workout sessions?
Good news is yes, you can look totally refined at the gym by incorporating 11 highly recommended gym bag essentials into your life. From gym gear to skin saviors designed to de-grime, and glam up skin and hair, even after a grueling HIIT class. Check out CIIN’s picks below..
1 || For preventing Inner Thighs Chaffing
The simple act of walking post a workout session and especially the morning after can be far fetched. However, to many active ladies out there, inner thigh chaffing caused by continuous friction due to repeated moves and exercises can beat soreness and be a pain in the.. thighs. By protecting your skin with this balm that makes thighs glide smoothly, the struggle will disappear. It also prevents blisters on ankles and toes, and keeps the skin near your sports bra from getting red and raw.
2 || Stop The Mascara-Melting Horror Story
A no budge mascara works wonders. Especially if you’re the type that sweats like there’s no tomorrow. This volumizing option is made to outlast a sweaty workout, or just a really long day of running around.
3 || Stop Hair Frizzes And Scares
One spritz of this lightweight anti-humidity hair spray taps a proprietary polymer blend to block humidity from messing with your style. Contains a glorious blend of bergamot, fig, and cedarwood-spiked scent. Minimizes frizz and tames flyaways..
4 || The Ultimate Gym Dry Shampoo
If you’re a supergoop fan you will love this product.. A scalp-friendly sun protection multitasking powder. The mineral sunscreen doubles as an oil-absorbing dry shampoo, thanks to the zinc oxide and silica inside.
5 || Face Cleansing Wipes
The cleansing and soothing ingredients in SLMD facial wet wipes will remove gym funk and leave you with nothing but a clean feel. Aloe, chamomile, cucumber, oat extract, and glycerin deliver minus the sticky residue.
6 || Ernest Supplies Gentle Face Wash
If you prefer washing your face over just wiping it with the above mentioned face wipes we’ve got you covered. This eco-friendly face wash uses about 75% less plastic than a standard bottle, is very gentle and releases oil, dirt, makeup, and sweat while leaving hydration in tact.
7 || A Little Gym-Applicable Skincare Hurt Nobody
This slender stick that looks like a deodorant with a moisturizing balm inside packs many of the ingredients including caffeine, glycolic acid, and antioxidants like vitamins A, C, E, and D12. A quick cleanse followed by a few swipes of this stick will transform your skin from sweaty to dewy without leaving behind a tacky residue.
8 || Scrunchie Business
A scrunchie or 10 in your LV Never Full gym bag will help minimize breakage for those with thin hair and the dreaded hair crease that imprints thick and curly hair, all while keeping your pony in place during hardcore exercise.
9 || A No-Rinse Body Cleansing Foam
I call it dry showering. This rinse-less cleansing foam can fake a full-body shower without getting wet or toweling off.
10 || Face Gym Multi-Vitamin Training Stick
Who said you can’t have a secret facial at the gym? Skin goes through a roller coaster ride during a workout and after. What you apply before affects you in different ways based on what the gym environment exposes you to. What you apply to your face
Might be too oily, and it will be in your eyes halfway through class. If you apply nothing, it will leave your skin bare and you risk your skin overproducing oil and causing breakouts. This heat-activated, vitamin C-infused stick treats your skin while you sweat. Swipe a thin layer all over, and when you’re done wipe it clean for a post-workout glow that lasts all day.
11 || The Ultimate Gym-Appropriate Makeup Product
This liquid-gel tint will cover your undesirable post-gym skin mishaps. The pigment is designed to be used on eyes, cheeks, and lips. It will however keep your endorphin-charged healthy flush all afternoon.