I am on a mission to get healthy!
I used to hate the exercising. I am lazy by nature, and finding motivation to head to the gym, when I could be lying in bed watching 'The Only Way is Essex' is by far, the most difficult decision I used to make.
My innate distaste for the gym stems from my chronic tiredness and the fact that I hate what sweating does to my skin. For years, I would wear a full face of make up to the gym, only to be taunted days later with a whopping blind pimple. But, I have been attending a few Boot Camp sessions lately (with Dream Body Boot Camp) and I am loving myself sick. So, I am now, what you call an 'expert' on the topic what your body need when you start upping the sweat sesh! So, let me share my menagerie of beauty needs for those who love to workout.
MY TOP BEAUTY PRODUCTS FOR THOSE WHO LIKE TO GET SWEATY BETTY!
After sweating it out, every face needs a deep cleaning cleanser to ensure no blocked pores. This baby awakens, cleanses, makes me feel energised and gets rid of the sweat sesh.
This balm is a godsend for my cracked and blistered feet. A balm that caters to any dry particle, I slather this on my feet, heels and knees after my shower, or on my face before a run in the wing (as creates the perfect protective barrier to lock in moisture)
After a few sweat sessions, your skin starts to build up a little of the gunk. This is were this beauty comes in handy. A zero-abrasion micro-exfoliating treatment that helps to lift those dead skin cells each morning, so you are left with refreshed and glowing skin, and don’t have to fear about a breakout coming on.
If you insides are in detox mode, then why should you skin miss out on the fun? This epic night treatment literally has magical powers, that deliver highly concentrated plant extracts (over 4 weeks) to eliminate toxins from the skin (and deep down) to “shock” your skin into submission (i.e. beautifulness). The end result is nothing more than revolutionary: revived and stronger skin that is fitting for your new, on-its-way-to-perfection-body.
I protect my skin always, and this high SPF smells so yummy, it almost motivates me to do more push ups! Because it is a spray, it means I don’t have to get my hands slimy, meaning no kettle bell accidents (safety for all)!
Aquim Antibacteral Hand Sanitiser
Ain’t nobody got time for germs from sweat and dirt.
Lets be honest ladies: every body gets smelly feet. It is inevitable. But, being the overly organised lass that I am, I am always prepared with my Foot Fresh Deo: a little spray in my shoes and feet every day, keeps the smelly-feet police at bay.
I actually wear this every day under my make up, but always re-apply when I have outdoor exercise sessions. It leaves a matte finish and is non-irritating. As I have said many a time, SPF is the key to staying young. Use it, or loose your youth.
My fitspo for Summer
I know it is for the men, but this girl ain’t sharing this reinvigorating body scrub! As you may know, my Dad is OBSESSED with the Milk Dry Touch Sunscreen, so it is no surprise I stole his body scrub (and never returned it). This delicious (but delicate) smelling scrub, washes the sweat, dirty and sand right off my bedraggled body after the gym, and leaves me with refreshed, glowy skin.
Atkins Endulge Caramel Nut Chew
Like heaven melting in your mouth, this protein snack is the perfect ‘before training’ chew, that will give you enough energy, without weighing you down.
Some days, it is just a waste to actually wash your hair. But then, the sweat demons kick in and you are not armed with a shower and 2 hours for washing and drying ** cue the freak out **! But, never fear my lasses, this is where Klorane dry shampoo fits in and saves the day with their sweet smelling, oil absorbing saviour. One spray and you are refreshed, out the door on time and looking fab!
$14.95 for 60ml
This little beauty is my solution to almost anything. Fly aways, chapped lips, dry shins, stretch marks.. I can’t live without it, even when I am not training. I use it almost every day, and am thankful that such a product exists for my stretch mark ladder hips.
The worst thing about being a Gym Bunnie is the sweat. Sure, you can wash it off your face and body, but the accumulation you get going on up there (your hair), is downright yuk. The worst thing is, I use a LOT of styling products, so sweat + styling gunk, does not equate to lovely locks.
I would be lost without my 'Cleansing' shampoo from Toni and Guy. It is the bees knees at de-gunkifying my roots, and leaving my scalp clean and raring to take on an other TRX class.
Because I sweat a lot when I work out, I need to remember to restore the balance of hydration on my face, but without bringing excess oil (which would just cause breakouts). This gel is the perfect oil-free way to resolve dehydrated skin, with the added benefit of cucumber that acts as an astringent to tighten and ward off breakouts.
Running, sweating, showering, exfoliating... even though they are great for you, they can lead to a dehydrated outer shell. As with my face, I am a massive advocate for body moisturising every day. This body cream is made of organic ingredients that inject new life into ravaged skin. It also works wonders on stretch marks caused by weight loss.
Exercising can definitely be stressing- especially when you had a hot trainer or training partner or when there is just a hottie at the gym. Never ladies, Nivea, as always, has you covered with this emotions targeting deodorant, that smells a treat.
What are you go-to products when exercising?
Love Luc X
* Products marked with an asterisk denoted products received from PR companies for review consideration.
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