The Perfect Beauty Bag for a Workout Addict
Michela Marra | Saturday January 20th 2018
Even the seasoned workout addict will agree: putting together the perfect beauty bag for a trip to the gym is no easy task. This is especially true if you, like me, are literally obsessed with skincare and flawless makeup at all times(yes, even after 40 minutes of running or spinning!). Meaning you want the following to be true, and in this order:
- Your foundation mustn’t run while you are engrossed in your boxing training
- Your mascara mustn’t run, leaving unpleasant black marks around your eyes the minute you start sweating
- Your skin must be moisturized and your hair tidy always, even after an intense yoga session (especially if you then have an appointment or have to go back to the office)
Impossible goals? I don’t think so. After having tested an enormous number of products, I’m suggesting the best (and the ATPB favorites). Ready for a new shopping session?
Haven’t got time for post-workout shower at the gym, but still want to get rid of the sweat and feel fresh? This is the product for you: you can use it all over your body. I love it because it comes in a practical size — it contains 9 single-use wipes and is perfect both for the gym and traveling. I’ll never again be without it!
Hydrating your skin becomes even more important when you’re active. Nothing is better for maintaining your skin’s hydration levels than a mist that includes natural ingredients, which soothe skin and provide long-lasting hydration. Between one set of ab exercises and another, this product will freshen you up when you’re busy doing more challenging exercises!
It’s useless for me to tell you how necessary deodorant is in certain situations. We adore this natural product that contains coconut oil with rose and sandalwood essential oils. You simply must try it!
Don’t let your mascara run down your cheeks while you’re busy working out! Always choose a waterproof formula that will simultaneously volumize and lengthen lashes. This mascara does the job without leaving any traces. Also, it’s easier to remove in the shower after your fitness session!
If you are one of those people who take advantage of their lunch break to workout, you know perfectly well how difficult it is to get your hair looking “neat” again before going back to the office. Our advice is to use a dry shampoo that will provide your hair with volume and make it shine again in just two minutes.
Looking for a brush that’s easy to use, occupies little space and is able to tame even the most rebellious locks? This is absolutely the best! You can use it on wet hair as well, for example, after a swimming lesson.
Are you one of those people who prefer working out outdoors? Whatever the weather conditions, it is essential that you protect your skin with a foundation or BB Cream specifically formulated for active women. Our favorite is this one by Shiseido, perfect both in winter and summer.
Add a bit of color to your complexion after your workout. This product is ideal for coloring and protecting lips and can be used on cheeks too, thanks to its light formula. If you walk or bike after your workout, it could be very useful for you to have a lip balm that contains SPF.
Ideal after your shower to provide skin with deep moisturization: Tata Harper is never missing from Tamu’s beauty case!
Think of the most determined runners: this entirely natural, tinted cream gives the right long-lasting protection that can withstand humidity and sweat. Also, it contains vitamins A, C, and E, which contribute to creating a protective barrier against external aggressors.
An iconic product for quite some time now (Tamu considers it a must and uses it every day), it has a fermented papaya base, it is talcum and glicerine-free, it has antibacterial properties and is moisturizing and soothing.
To pamper skin after a workout, try this luxurious body balm featuring a floral fragrance: rose is combined with grapes seed oil, jojoba seeds and vitamin E which moisturize and leave your body feeling velvety and delicately scented all day long. Tamu recommends putting a bit of product in a plastic container to bring it with you and have it readily available at all times. It is the perfect product for those who have dry skin during the winter.
With it’s all natural shape, this product is the perfect alternative to all regular deodorants because it does not irritate skin and keeps it dry all day long. Alternately, Tamu suggests trying Soap Walla Kitchen Deodorant Cream which contains plant-based clays, lavender, peppermint and tea tree essential oils. It has a creamy consistency and is easy to apply because it is absorbed immediately.