Going to the gym, taking high intensity classes and running are all great for your health, but when it comes to your skin you can be putting undue stress on your complexion. The potential for that hard-fought sweat to clog pores, the constant running around that gives gravity a helping hand (think loss of elasticity in the skin) and the redness. Oh, the redness! A HIIT class can leave you as bright as a beetroot.
If you love to exercise you should tweak your skincare routine to combat what your workouts are doing to your complexion. Think about it, you wouldn't go running without wearing a sports bra, so don't head out without SPF either. You don't need to completely overhaul your gym wash bag, but depending on the classes you love you should be adding in a couple of skin essentials to give your complexion a fighting chance of looking just as good as those abs. Keep scrolling for the gym bag beauty products worth investing in.
Created by one of our favourite Swedish skincare exports this calming, soothing formula will help combat that post-cardio redness.
We know, you know if you're training outside, come rain or shine, you need to protect your skin with a high-power SPF. Slap this on and you can run for miles.
Love running? Boxing? HIIT? The constant bobbing up and down is just going to give gravity a helping hand making those jowls and frown lines (from the hardcore burpees) all the more apparent. With hyaluronic and seaweed extract this tightens and lifts the skin.
With hydrating hyaluronic acid and coconut water, plus cooling eucalyptus and mint, this facial mist was designed for people who train hard.
No time to shower after your yoga? This oversize face and body wipe will remove dirt and sweat.
Losing weight? Time for some real talk: you might notice that you're getting some loose skin around your stomach, arms or legs. Give your skin some TLC with a firming body oil that imparts a fresh scent behind.
Getting up at 5am for your favourite class? You might be a bit tired. These multi-purpose pads exfoliate and add a healthy hint of colour to a sleep-deprived complexion.
OK, so this isn't really a specific skin thing, but you need a hard working muscle soothing gel in your gym bag to soothe your body post-shower.
If you're not confident about going bare-faced for a workout then you need this foundation. The smart formula allows your skin to breathe and offers just enough coverage to create a flawless-looking face.
That early morning session might leave you feeling pumped for the day, but if you're prone to dark circles that rude awakening by your alarm clock could show up under your eyes. This lightweight eye serum instantly soothes, brightens and encourages your skin to produce elastin to plump and tighten the skin. Keep it in your gym bag.