Pre- And Post-Workout Hygiene And Beauty Essentials Under $20
Going to the gym isn’t always as simple as throwing on a good sports bra, sweat clothes, and some Nikes, especially if you’re getting a workout in on your way to or from somewhere else. Generally, sweat and makeup don’t mix; neither do sweat and fresh clothes, sweat and a fresh hairdo… Basically, if you aren’t heading home to shower immediately after working out and you didn’t head to the gym straight from home there are some things you should carry in your gym bag at all times. We’re not just talking about looking cute here either, we’re talking about hygiene and health too.
Pre-Workout: Gymwrap– $19.95
The Gymwrap, created by Nicole Ari Parker, is patented with EvapoTech that wicks away moisture from your hair which can obviously save your ‘do, but the wrap can also save your face from all the oils and other products in your hair dripping onto your face, clogging your pores as you sweat, and causing breakouts.
Speaking of your face, how about you clean off that makeup before you sweat it off. Cleansing cloths are a great way to remove makeup on the go when you don’t want to do your whole cleansing routine in a public bathroom. These cloths from Ole Henriksen not only sweep away dirt, oil, and makeup, they also have a boost of vitamin C to give you a natural glow.
Post-workout: Summer’s Eve Cleansing Cloths-$5.52
If you do nothing else, at least freshen up down below before you leave the gym. As we all know, vaginas are already a moist place and trapping in the extra moisture from sweating, via your workout clothes, can cause yeast infections if you don’t either remove the clothing right away or clean up a bit. If a washcloth and soap is too much of a hassle, try these portable cleansing cloths.
Post-workout: Sephora Micellar Cleansing Water & Milk-$7.50
If you feel like your face also needs a cool down after your workout — or you’re heading out on the town and need a fresh, clean face –this Micellar Cleansing Water & Milk will get the job done. The coconut water formulation specifically soothes and relaxes the complexion as it cleanses, so if you’re feeling flush, turn to this milk to take the redness away. Plus it’s travel size and won’t weigh down your gym bag.
Can’t shower but still want to feel shower fresh? These shower sheets were made for you. Meant to be used just like a washcloth, these large body wipes gently cleanse and deodorize skin without harsh chemicals.
Post-workout: Lavanila Pure Vanilla Travel Size Deodorant-$8
If you’re taking care of your physical fitness, we’re sure you don’t want to spread harsh chemicals on your body either, which is where this travel size natural deodorant comes into play. The aluminum-free deodorant is 100 percent natural and safe, and its use of essential oils and beta-glucan technology will keep you funk-free.
Being sore after a workout is no fun, but you can ease some of the muscle strain with this rollerball applicator recovery gel. It’s formulated with anti-inflammatory green tea extract and arnica as well as peppermint to reduce the perception of pain and get you ready for your next workout with no problems.
Post-workout: EDEN BodyWorks Coconut Shea Control Glaze Edge Gel-$8.49
We’re fairly certain just a few hairs got out of place while you ran for your life on the treadmill, put them back where you want them with this glaze that will sleek your edges and sculpt a nice ponytail or bun without the stickyness.
Post-workout: Milk Makeup Face Gloss-$20
Want to rock a not-totally-bare-faced-but-fresh-faced look without makeup? This Face Gloss is for you. Made for on-the-go application, this gloss brightens and highlights your features to give you a post-gym glow without the sweat. Use it all over or just on certain points of the face, like the cheekbones, for natural radiance.
Post-Workout: Kimblebeauty Liquid Curl Enhancer-$13.99
Need to refresh your curls quickly without starting from ground zero? Spray this liquid curl enhancer on your damp curls to redefine and de-frizz.