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Whether you’re a regular gym goer, an occasional class-taker or someone who’s just getting into the swing of fitness, having a post-gym freshen up is absolutely essential unless you want to smell less than pleasant. If you’ve worked up a real sweat, it may feel like your regular products don’t give you that just-washedQ feeling, so we’ve put together a list of products to use after your workouts to help you to feel as fresh as a daisy:
Although this body wash from Dermalogica is completely soap-free, the unique blend of essential oils and moisturisers will not only leave your skin feeling and smelling clean, it will also soften and soothe your skin in the process. The fragrant botanical extracts provide a natural conditioning lather that gently cleanses and conditions the skin and it’s enriched with moisturising essential oils and panthenol (pro-vitamin B5) to leave skin smooth and supple.
If your muscles are feeling fatigued, there’s a good chance that you’re going to be dealing with DOMS (that’s ‘delayed-onset muscle soreness’, in case you were wondering) for a couple of days. Giving your arms and legs a really thorough scrub and kneading while you’re in the shower can really help to reduce the amount of time you ache for and this invigorating scrub from Elemis will only improve things further.
This facial wash from the Elemis Mens range is designed to deeply cleanse your face, getting rid of daily dirt and impurities and can even help to prevent ingrown hairs. The potent blend of oak bark, spearmint and peppermint in a unique milk protein base will leave your face feeling so clean that it tingles and it’s even great for keeping facial hair clean and soft, too.
Working up a heavy sweat can play havoc with your complexion and sometimes even the best cleansing regime can’t keep blemishes at bay. This roll-on product from Decleor is designed to reduce the appearance of blemishes, kill the spot causing bacteria and soothe the skin, leaving it feeling purified and clean.
If you don’t want to slap on a full face of make-up after your post-gym shower but equally don’t want to go make-up free, this BB cream is a great alternative. As well as containing an SPF and ingredients which will hydrate your skin, it will give a light wash of colour and re-texturising effect like a primer, to give your skin a flawless appearance without feeling too made-up.