Sweat sessions are precious. You've been working all day, dedicating your time to other things, but this is the time you give to your body. I look forward to leaving all my worries at the door and sweating out all my anxiety at my favorite workout class. I toggle between barre and spin and refuse to pick a favorite. During an extra-hard workout, you rarely think of the aftermath because you're too busy feeling the burn. Whether you sweat heavily or not, you're going to need to do a bit of body housekeeping afterward.
I immediately crave a shower post-workout, but those aren't always feasible, especially if it's a morning workout and the shower line is extra long, or I may simply not have time to hop in the shower due to other obligations. If you experience something similar, we've got you covered with post–gym workout products to keep in your bag at all times. These little lifesavers are perfect for when you need to freshen up fast.
Kopari Coconut Deodorant ($14)
Stash this compact deodorant in your gym bag. It's made with coconut oil (to moisturize) and activated charcoal (to draw out toxins). Did we mention it's 100% plant-based?
Lululemon Speed Up Cool Down Body Lotion ($34)
Leave it to Lululemon to make a body lotion that's formulated specifically for post-workout. This one has a cooling effect, which will feel oh so good after a sweaty and hot fitness class.
Avène Thermal Spring Water ($19)
If you don't have time for a shower, you can cool down with this spring water mist spray. It contains minerals to relieve sensitive skin. You can also use it as a refresher throughout the day, too.
Korres Greek Yoghurt Foaming Cream Cleanser ($15)
Pack the mini version of Korres's cream cleanser in your gym bag for your after-workout skincare routine. It is super gentle and soothing but also a powerful at cleaning off the dirt and sweat.
Murad Clarifying Body Spray ($44)
Unfortunately, gym equipment comes with a cost: body acne. Sweat mixed with bacteria (often found on gym equipment) doesn't settle into the skin well, especially for those who have more sensitive skin. This spray uses salicylic acid, menthol, and blue lotus extract to cure acne and soothe any irritations. Plus, it dries fast so it's perfect for a quick spritz post-gym.
Lumion Skin Oxygen Mist + HOCL ($28)
Post-gym, a cool-down product is more than necessary. Mist this oxygenated spray over your face for protection from environmental stressors and toxins.
DeoDoc Deowipes Intimate ($15)
Whether you get super sweaty down there or not, a vaginal wipe will make you feel better. These intimate wipes are pH-balanced and hypoallergenic to control odor and gently cleanse the skin. What's even better is that each wipe is individually packaged so you can easily throw one in your bag.
SweatWellth Power Shower ($25)
If you'd rather skip the body wipes (and the long shower line) and spray your body down, this Power Shower cleansing spray is for you. It's a cooling, moisture-boosting formula of jojoba, coconut oil, and antioxidants to give you a shower sans water.
You might work out in your makeup more than you want to—it happens to the best of us busy bees—and these hardworking wipes remove excess dirt, oil, and sweat buildup so your skin will feel renewed.
IGK Hair First Class Charcoal Detox Dry Shampoo ($27)
Instead of skipping your go-to spin class because you know your hair will be drenched afterward, carry this little guy with you. A dry shampoo made specifically for hair that hasn't been washed in a while, it has detoxifying charcoal powder, which is made to absorb sweat while ridding your hair of dirt and oil. It also contains white tea powder made to soothe your scalp.
This post has been updated by Sarah Yang. Next up: You Always Forget to Buy These Things, so We Made You a List
This article originally appeared on The Thirty
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