This Is How To Look After Your Skin At The Gym

If you’re reading this article as a gym-member newbie, we’d like to congratulate you for taking the first step in the right direction. We’re all about making healthy life choices here at Edgars Beauty HQ, including practising smart skincare at the gym. Unfortunately, the gym is a haven for bacteria and possible breakouts, so it’s important to follow these tips to ensure your skin looks and feels its best at all times.

Avoid make-up

Give your skin a chance to breathe by going make-up-free during your workout. When we sweat, make-up can clog our already open pores and cause breakouts and, sometimes, infections.

Don’t touch

We know it’s easier said than done, but try not to touch your face during your workouts, as sweaty gym equipment is the best breeding ground for bacteria.

Use a towel

It’s important to use a gym towel to wipe down the equipment before you use it. Don’t use the same towel to wipe your face after a workout and use a fresh one for your shower. Hygiene is key.

Cleanse post exercise

If you choose to wear make-up when you exercise, please keep a make-up remover on standby in your gym bag. We prefer doing a thorough wash with a trusted cleanser as soon as we hit the shower. Try to cleanse your face as soon as you can to eliminate excess sweat, dirt and oil build-up on the skin to avoid breakouts.

Don’t forget your bod

Our cleansing rule also applies to your body. Staying in tight, sweaty clothes all day is a massive no-no, as this can irritate the skin and cause blemishes on your body. Get into a shower as soon as possible and wash away dead skin cells and other debris to leave your skin feeling as good as new.

Moisturising is a must

Now that you’re squeaky clean, it’s time to put back the moisture that you lost during your sweat sesh. Pack your favourite moisturiser and firming body cream and apply it to damp skin after your shower to lock in the moisture.

Remember SPF

You didn’t think we’d let you forget, did we? If you’re gymming in the day time, once you’ve moisturised, apply SPF to your face and decolletage before you start the day.

Multi-tasking products FTW

Multi-purpose products are heaven sent, as they take up minimal space in your bag, but do basically everything. Once you’ve showered, moisturised and spritzed on some deo, add a nourishing balm to your lips to keep them hydrated all day long.

Gym-Bag Goals:

Dior Miss Dior Rose Shower Oil-in-Foam
Fenty Skin Total Cleanser Remove-it-all Cleanser
Lenthéric I Love Vanilla Body Spray
Clarins Nutri-Lumière Day Cream
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour® Cream Skin Protectant
NIVEA Q10+ Firming Body Lotion
Clarins UV Plus Sunscreen Multi-Protection SPF 50

What are your must-have products in your gym bag? Tell us in the comments below.


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