If there’s one thing us busy girls don’t always — read: never — have the time for, it’s fussing over a post-workout skin care routine… especially when we barely have the time to make it to the gym in the first place. Nevertheless, skin care is at the top of our priority list, so we make it work with a fast — yet effective — post-workout skin care routine that can be completed in under five minutes. From cleansing with micellar water to refreshing with a hydrating facial mist to moisturize with an oil-free lotion, here’s our busy girl’s step-by-step guide to post-gym skin care.
Step One: Cleanse With a Mini Micellar Water
The first step in any skin care routine is cleaning, especially after finishing a sweaty workout. For a quick — yet efficient — rinse, pack a travel-sized bottle of micellar water and cotton pads in your gym bag and use after your sweat sesh. We love micellar water because it can thoroughly cleanse and refresh your skin without the need to lather up and rinse away — so you can pretty much cleanse your face anywhere — even an overcrowded locker room!
Step Two: Refresh With a Facial Spray
Following a workout, your body may need a quick cool down sesh… and the same goes for your complexion. After cleansing your face with micellar water, reach for a refreshing and skin-soothing facial spray that can replenish the skin with moisture and provide your complexion with a sense of comfort.
Step Three: Hydrate With a Travel-Sized Moisturizer
Post workout (or anytime, for that matter) it’s important to keep your body — and your skin — hydrated. So, to ensure that you are never without moisture, pack a lightweight, travel-sized face lotion in your gym bag and use after your post-sweat sesh cleanse.
Step Four: Protect With SPF After Day-Time Workouts
If you prefer to workout in the morning or afternoon, sun protection should be a priority post-workout — because chances are you sweat off that layer of SPF you applied before. To ensure that you are never without sun protection, store a bottle of your favorite broad-spectrum sunscreen in your gym bag and use as a final step in your post-gym skin care routine.