I love and loathe the gym at the same time – I know I need to attend frequently to improve my fitness levels and yet I don’t actually want to go but you know, once you do haul ass to class or two, you will feel incredible afterwards. As sometimes it is the thought of going that is the worse aspect, rather than actually breaking a sweat; let me help take the fuss out of the beauty and grooming aspect of exercise with a few skin and time saving essentials.
Sol Janerio Brazilian 4 Play Moisturising Shower Cream-Gel
I don’t actually shower at the gym as I go straight home afterwards and to save myself lugging around a towel and all the necessities I need to cleanse my skin. The shower product that I have been using daily is the newly launched Sol Janerio Brazilian 4 Play Moisturising Shower Cream-Gel (£22/358ml), not only does it smell incredible but it is so gentle on the skin and deeply nourishing so you do not dry out, nor irritate your skin even when using on a daily basis. If you do shower at the gym, this gel will not only allow you to leave your body moisturiser at home but in my experience it can be used as a shampoo too.
Vichy Ideal Soleil Solar Protective Water SPF30
We all train differently but the one product we should all agree upon is a good daily SPF? I personally adore Vichy Ideal Soleil Solar Protective Water SPF30 (£12.36/200ml), the high factor protects my skin adequately in all conditions, the lightweight formula doesn’t irritate nor clog my pores and the refreshing mist is not only cooling but a breeze to apply on the go. The other great thing about the Vichy Ideal Soleil Solar Protective Water SPF30 is that it is suitable for use both on the face and body so not only do you save money but also time and space in your gym bag.
Urban Decay Collagen Infused Complexion Prep Priming Spray
My bag – sport or otherwise – always contains a face mist of some description, I like to instantly cool and soothe my skin on the go and if I can also treat my complexion to some skin boosting benefits all the better. Recently I have been reaching for Urban Decay Collagen Infused Complexion Prep Priming Spray (£26/118ml), which may seem like an odd choice as I don’t apply make-up on top, rather I simply use it to refresh, it is however fit to use for both purposes. The great thing about this mist is that it is so fine so it doesn’t soak my skin nor clothes and as well as instantly cooling my complexion it can firm, smooth and boost radiance. If you are a serial grunter at the gym (hey heavy weights will do that to you) this is the spray for you.
E.L.F Glow Lotion in Natural
Naturally my skin is fairly dull regardless of my skincare routine or health status – it is just one of those things. Typically I don’t wear make-up to the gym as I do have acne prone skin but every now and then I do mix a little E.L.F Glow Lotion in Natural (£9/25ml)with my daily moisturiser; this quickly perks up my skin and injects a little radiance and puts an end to the endless questions if I am sick or not. E.L.F Glow Lotion in Natural is also perfect for applying after a work out to really make the most of your post-work out glow.
Bbrowbar Eyebrow Gel
Can you go wrong with a clear brow gel? No I don’t wear make-up to the gym but I do feel a whole lot better when I quickly run a little clear brow gel through my unruly brows each morning. It’s quick, it’s easy and it helps me look a little more polished. If I am entirely honest I will use just about any clear gel (the cheaper the better) but at the moment I do seem to be favouring Bbrowbar Eye brow Gel (£13.60/5ml) as it has exceptional hold and yet never feels crispy.
Sadly inspiration to actually go to the gym is sold seperately.