Post-Workout Skincare Tips

Because gorgeous bodies and bad skin just don't mix.

Virginia Lowman Nov, 04, 2015

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Chances are if you've been working out like you should have, the towel around your neck is drenched. So once you've burned all the calories and your gym session is complete, grab a fresh towel and pat yourself down.

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If you're repulsed by the idea of community showers, tuck some body cleansing cloths in your gym bag. These Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths are ideal for a standing bath to tide you over until your get home.

$3 for a pack of 10, available at drugstores

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Use a seperate towel to wipe down your face and follow it with a cleansing wipe. We love these Simple Skincare Micellar Makeup Remover Wipes. Whether you're wearing makeup or not, these wipes are great for a quick cleanse for the girl on-the-go to rehydrate and refresh skin after a work out. Even though these wipes will tide you over until you get home, they shouldn't replace your facial cleanser.

$6, available at drugstores

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When you're freshening up, don't over look your feet. During a workout your entire body perspires, including your feet. When you go home, get rid of bacteria and foot odor with this simple DIY deodorizing treatment.

Ingredients

  • 1 Quart Water
  • 5 Tea Bags
  • 1 Tbsp. Baking Soda
  • Aloe Vera Gel
  • Tea Tree Oil

Directions

  • Boil a quart of water and steep 5 tea bags for 10 minutes. Soak your feet for 30 minutes and dry them off. Mix the baking soda with a few drops of water until it turns into a paste and apply the paste to the soles of your feet and in between your toes. Rinse with warm water and follow by applying a mixture of aloe vera gel and a few drops of tea tree oil.

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Once you get home, take a warm shower—avoid steaming hot showers because they can dry out your skin. Once you hop out of the shower restore moisture to your skin with your favorite body cream or gel, preferalby one with a hyaluronic acid. We love Nip + Fab Hyaluronic Body Gel.

$9.99, available at nipandfab.com

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# Skin

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# Skin