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Post-workout beauty: 5 time-saving tips and tricks
Ever noticed those paparazzi shots of Hollywood celebrities leaving the gym or pilates studio looking effortlessly fresh, with naturally flushed cheeks? You know, the ones that make you think they must’ve spent ages getting camera-ready post-workout?
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For us non-celebs, there’s no shame at all in sporting that natural post-gruelling exercise look. (In fact, it just proves you’ve worked hard, right?) But what happens if you do lunch-hour training – or if you need to glam it up for a night out after your gym sesh?
These times call for a fast-track beauty regime, so we’ve put together five super-efficient, post-gym tips for you to try. And guess what? They’re incredibly wallet-friendly, too. Bonus!
1.) Body – The first thing to do after a workout is jump in the shower. The faster you do this, the better it is for the pores and sweat glands. Use a refreshing face cleanser to wash away the final traces of sweat. Clean & Clear Morning Burst Skin Brightening Cleanser is a super-fresh formula that will certainly wake you and your skin up.
2.) Skin – If you don’t have access to a shower, then keep facial wipes handy. And lots of them. Use these generously to rub off every little make-up, dirt and sweat left on your face. beautyheaven recommends BIODERMA Sensibio H2O Wipes for sensitive skin. Alternatively, Johnson’s Daily Essentials Refreshing Facial Cleansing Wipes are cheap and effective. Go get ‘em!
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3.) Face - The clock is ticking. You need a product that will take care of 29,762 skin care steps in just one, so slap on a BB cream for an all-over, even coverage. Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream is a great multi-tasking products to try. If you’re still looking for an extra-dewy finish, highlight the high points of your cheeks and the brow bones with an illuminating cream.
4.) Eyes and Lips - Since you've got the blood pumping around your face, you don't need a lot of extra colour from make-up. Red and pink hues will only draw attention to your ruddy complexion, so stick with nude tones for eyes and lips. A few strokes of waterproof mascara should seal the deal for this one.
5.) Hair – Believe it or not, post-workout hair is the best to work with when it comes to styling. Flip your hair upside down and blast the hair dryer to get rid of dampness in the roots. No time to wash? Easy, spray some dry shampoo on the crown to absorb oiliness and create texture in your hair. Pull it all tightly together in a ballerina bun or a voluminous topknot and secure with bobby pins. That’s what the French girls do; quick and chic.
What beauty essentials are in your gym bag? Do you have any sneaky tips for getting out of the gym faster and prettier?
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