How to Speed Up Your Post-Workout Beauty RoutineSonya Benham
Fitting a workout into your schedule is hard. You have to be a little “eye of the tiger” to make it happen sometimes. If you are squeezing it in during the day, you may not have time to work out, shower, and repeat your full beauty routine. Here are 9 products and tips to get you cleaned up and back at your desk looking presentable in just a few minutes.
How to Speed Up Your Post-Workout Beauty Routine 1 of 10Photo credit: E'Lisa Campbell.
Use a Microfiber Towel 2 of 10Invest in a microfiber towel and use it to soak up the sweat from your hair and body. Microfiber is much more absorbent than cotton and it's softer, too. Just make sure you've sufficiently cooled down first. (A little trick is to run cold water over your wrists.)
Aquis Microfiber Hair Towel. Found on Amazon. $15.88
Bring Along Facial Cleansing Wipes 3 of 10Facial cleansing wipes get your face clean and refreshed in less than a minute and you can toss the evidence. They are a definitely a post-workout essential.
Garnier Nutritioniste The Refreshing Remover Cleansing Towelettes. Pick them up on Drugstore. $5.59
Skip the Shower 4 of 10Unfortunately, leaving sweat on your skin may lead to bacteria growth and acne. These handy shower wipes can help you clean up in a flash. Or you can always go the old school route and bring a washcloth, get it wet and wipe down.
Nathan Power Shower Refreshing Body Wipes. Available on Amazon. $5.49
Pack a Multi-purpose Powder 5 of 10Having a great scented powder can help you feel confident when you return to work. Sprinkle on sweaty feet, under arms, or anywhere you need a little extra freshening.
Caswell-Massey Almond and Aloe Talc. Found on Caswell-Massy. $17
Use Dry Shampoo 6 of 10A dry shampoo will absorb dirt excess oils and make your hair smell nice and fresh. This travel-sized version won't take up much room in your gym bag.
Klorane Oatmilk Gentle Dry Shampoo. Found on Amazon. $5.46
Get 3 Essential Steps in One With CC Cream 7 of 10CC cream offers tint, moisturizer, and sunscreen all in one. I particularly like this formula because it feels light, has great coverage, and works to correct dark spots.
Smashbox Camera Ready CC Cream. Get it at Smashbox. $42
Choose Multi-tasking Makeup 8 of 10The Benefit Pocket Pal is a lip stain, cheek stain, and gloss in one compact package. It's the perfect complement to a post-workout flush.
Get it at Benefit. $20
Mascara Is a Must 9 of 10
Accessorize 10 of 10It's a good idea to throw a few cute hair accessories in your bag. That way if your hair isn't cooperating, you can dress up a ponytail or simple bun. A small container for bobby pins and small hair bands is useful if you've mastered an easy updo.
Beaded Crochet Headwrap. Find it at Forever 21. $5.80