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MAKEUP AND SKINCARE FOR GYM SESSIONS

MAKEUP AND SKINCARE FOR GYM SESSIONS

Makeup. Never leave the house without it or never bother?

Most women - and some men - are somewhere in between. Whatever, we all need to look after our skin in the gym. 

MAKE UP OR GIVE UP?

Sweat and wiping are make-up’s greatest enemies, which makes the gym a real battlefield for cosmetics. Your sweat glands also need space to work. If they are covered with makeup, they can get blocked. Spots? No thanks. So if at all possible, remove makeup before a workout. A reusable cleansing cloth in your bag is the easiest and most eco-friendly way to do it.

CAN ANY MAKEUP WORK AT THE GYM?

It’s easy to say ‘go to the gym bare-faced’. Not so easy for everyone to do, for various reasons. If you are happier with a little coverage, try a super-light CC cream. Add some super-sweatproof mascara and a dab of powder, all in close matches to your skin-tone.  That will smooth things out without looking out of place.

WHAT ABOUT SKINCARE?

Made up or not, a good wash down after your workout is an essential. Grab a shower if you can, if not give your face a sluice or a gentle wipe down. Dry off with a clean towel, and let the post-workout ‘glow’ subside before reapplying any makeup.

Make sure your towel and gym gear get a regular good wash – don’t leave them festering in your bag! Wash hands thoroughly after handling gym equipment, and try not to touch your face until you have done that. A good gym is kept clean, but there are limits to what they can do when things are busy. You don't want someone else's sweat on your face.

Embrace the sweat. Keep it clean. Get the right products. That way you can Hussle. And still look good.

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the author

Jessica Ambrose

Jessica is a fitness writer who loves long distance running, yoga, strength training and healthy eating.

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