Gym Bag Goodies
10 Post-Workout Essentials that Will Keep you Looking and Feeling Great
We’re all familiar with the post-workout scramble. Trying to get ourselves ready after sweating it out at the gym is a daunting task, one that no one looks forward to – until now! Looking great isn’t impossible, thanks to these 10 gym bag essentials.
Gym-Perfect Bath Products
Deep clean those pores! After working out, there’s nothing like a great exfoliating scrub soap to wash away dirt and oil. The Body Shop’s Body Focus Toning Scrub Soap not only deep cleans, but also stimulates blood circulation, which makes it a great post-workout product. Do you swim for exercise? If so, all that chlorine is damaging to your hair and skin. Try Kiehl's All-Sport Swimmer's Cleansing Rinse for Hair & Body. This product is great for cleansing and removing chlorine after a few laps or water aerobics. Do a quick shave with the Schick Quattro razor, which comes with a convenient travel case. After a relaxing shower, moisturize with a refreshing body lotion. Try the Mentha Body Vitamin Lotion from Bath & Body Works. This mint-scented lotion is infused with vitamins, which will keep your skin hydrated and supple. The cooling sensation will leave your skin feeling fresh throughout the day!
Still sweating? Don’t forget that deodorant! Many great brands come in travel sizes perfect for the gym, and can be purchased in packs of four. Facial blotting tissues do wonders for getting rid of light perspiration. Try Crabtree & Evelyn’s rose-scented tissues, or the Body Shop’s tea tree oil tissues. Both products remove excess oil and leave a matte finish.
Do a quick blow-dry using a travel-size ionic dryer. Brookstone’s compact dryer dries hair in minutes and comes with its own travel case. This product is great if you’re a person on-the-go, and especially if you travel often. Not only will it leave your hair frizz-free and shiny, but it also works with worldwide voltage! Also popular is Bespoke Labs pink overnight dryer. With a ceramic heater and cute carrying case, this dryer will have you looking fabulous in no time. Sephora’s handy Pop-Up Travel Brush is a hairbrush and compact mirror all-in-one. Small and functional, this is a cosmetic case must-have. Get beautiful with Trish McEvoy’s travel makeup set, which comes complete with a set of brushes for flawless application. Where to stash all these must-have items, you ask? Throw them in Benefit’s stylish cosmetic case for beauty on-the-go!
Article Written By: Kimberly Kong; Kimberly is a graduate of FIDM in Los Angeles, CA and enjoys trend research and creating pages for Divavillage.com.