Sunday, February 8, 2015

Beauty at the Gym

Cleansing your skin is always important, especially after a hard workout. This post is for all those busy women and men who squeeze working out into their lives and care about their skin looking great. Enjoy!

Having great looking skin doesn't have to be complicated. In fact, if you collect skincare samples like I do, this is a great way of using them up instead of keeping them in a box. Taking samples to the gym saves a lot of room in your gym bag. I'm sure no one wants to be carrying a bunch of bottles all day long. 

What You'll Need
- Cleanser
- Eye Cream 
- Face serum 
- Moisturizer
- SPF (not in photo)

Cleanser: Sweat, dirt and bacteria are some of the things that lay on the surface of your skin after a good workout. It's important to cleanse your skin to get rid of impurities. Make sure you take a good 1-2 minutes in this step as it is crucial in keeping a healthy-looking complexion. 

Eye Cream: The skin around the eyes is a lot thinner than on the rest of the face. I like to use a product exclusively for the eye area. Keeping this area moisturized is very important. A little goes a long way. 

Face serum: I love serums. They're my favorite because a) they're targeted for a specific skin concern, b) they're very concentrated c) they're basically much more powerful than a moisturizer and will often times penetrate deeper than one. If you want to skip this step, by all means, you can, but I personally never do!

Moisturizer: Regardless of your skin type, you should always moisturize. Your skin will look more plump and smooth, and you'll also be preventing dehydration lines/fine lines/wrinkles.

SPF: I don't carry one in my gym bag because I usually work out at night, but if you work out during the day before work, lets say, this is the one product I would suggest you carry a full-size of. SPF is something you want to be re-applying throughout the day. Remember the weather should not be a factor in deciding whether you're going to be applying SPF or not. If it's cloudy, rainy or cold, wear SPF. The only time you should not wear SPF is during the night. 

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