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Getting to the gym isn’t always easy. In fact, doesn’t it always feel like something comes up that prevents you from making it there? So, when you do get your sweat on, it’s quite the accomplishment. But then you have to think about how you’re going to get yourself out of the gym looking fresh and put together afterwards—which can be particularly tricky if you have plans post-workout. We’re here to share a super-easy post-gym beauty routine that will help you put your best face (and hair) forward after a major sweat sesh!
Even if you don’t have time to rinse your entire body, opt for quickly cleansing your face in the locker room with micellar water—it doesn’t require rinsing, so you’ll cut down on your post-workout routine. Try the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser for Normal to Oily Skin or the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Water Complete Cleanser for Normal to Dry Skin. Simply saturate a cotton pad with the micellar water of your choice and wipe the pad across your face. Micellar water is a gentle cleansing option, as it’s powered by tiny micelles—oil molecules—suspended in water that help to lift dirt, oil, and makeup up and away from the skin.
Regardless of your skin type, slather on a moisturizer after cleansing. Remember: Moisturizing is one of the best things you can do to keep your complexion happy! Try the L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Normal to Oily Skin or the L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care Normal to Dry Skin, which are formulated with hyaluronic acid and aloe water to help provide long-lasting hydration.
Sweaty locks after a hard workout but no shower in sight? No problem! Toss a can of dry shampoo in your gym bag. Try the L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Extraordinary Clay Dry Shampoo, which is formulated for fine, oily hair with three refined clays to help absorb excess oil at the roots. Hold the can six to eight inches away from your hair and spray it directly onto oily roots and lightly through the rest of your hair. (Remember to use dry shampoo in moderation and still regularly wash your hair.)
Once you’re done with the dry shampoo, go ahead and rock a pretty braided ponytail—the more texture your hair has, the cooler the style will look! We’re fans of the side braided pony—white it’s easy to create, it’s anything but basic.
Step 1: Create a French accent braid. Part your hair very far to one side. On the smaller side of your part, create a French braid from your hairline to your ends.
Step 2: Make a ponytail. Gently pull all of your hair back into a ponytail, including the braid.
Step 3: Hide your hair tie. Wrap a teeny section of hair around your hair tie to conceal your hair tie.
Unless you’re going home immediately, there’s a good chance that you don’t want to leave the gym barefaced. Instead of reaching for a heavy foundation, opt for a lightweight BB cream instead, like the L’Oréal Paris Magic BB Anti-Redness. Apply it with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender.
If there are any areas or spots on your face that you want to mask post-workout, use a color correcting concealer, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Total Cover Color Correcting Kit. Apply your concealer shade of choice (peach to hide dark circles, green to hide redness, yellow to hide discoloration, or purple to hide dullness) with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Concealer Blender.
Keep your eye makeup minimal with a simple swipe of mascara to open up your peepers. Want to make a color statement? Wear the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Mascara in Cobalt Blue for a little pop.
And just like that you’re ready for the office or happy hour!