Fitting a workout into a busy day is always a challenge—especially when your shower-and-primp routine takes longer than the sweat session itself. But it doesn’t have to!
Here are five products to pack in your bag that’ll make getting ready in the locker room quicker and easier than ever.
If you’re one of those unicorns that can wear a full face of makeup to the gym and not look like a melted popsicle after, more power to you. But for those of us natural-born sweaty types, these towelettes are perfect for wiping off any trace of cosmetics and dirt before a workout and can be a cool facial refresher after the steam room—no water required. The nourishing formula is great for even the most sensitive skin and natural coconut and argan oils hydrate without clogging pores. They’re also great for quickly wiping down yoga mats or other used gym equipment that looks … questionable.
By the time you’ve washed, conditioned, detangled, dried, and styled your hair, you could have done 12 more rounds of squats. Save some time (and energy) by trying one of these braided hairstyles that can stay in place through even the toughest workouts. Then, after you’re all done, spritz some dry shampoo on your roots to keep locks looking fresh. Made with organic corn starch and essential oils, Acure’s formula quickly absorbs excess sweat and deodorizes, while a keratin-boosting combo of argan stem cells and CoQ10 keeps hair extra hydrated between washes.
Lip and Cheek Stain
One way to make your beauty routine more efficient is to throw multipurpose makeup products in your bag. We recommend these 2-in-1 stains to add a pop of color to both cheeks and lips—dab on with your fingertips, no brushes or tools required. Want more quick makeup tips? Try these five-minute tricks to brighten up your entire face.
When you’re pressed for time, body lotion can easily be the first thing to get nixed from your post-workout routine, but it’s actually quite important. Sweating depletes your body’s natural reservoirs of moisture, which can dry out the skin. To keep it supple and hydrated, but still save some time, try a spray like this coconut-infused dry body oil. Spritz all over (it’s even good for hair!) and gently massage in; it dries fast and quickly penetrates the skin with essential fatty acids and nourishing antioxidants, plus the island scent will be instantly relaxing as you cool down. Like all of Acure Organics’ products, it’s sulfate- and paraben-free.
A Good Deodorant
There are instances when you’re tight on time after kickboxing class and just can’t be above skipping the shower. In those situations, it’s all about the cover-up—and deodorant is your best disguise. A good quality product fights body odor and leaves behind a clean, fresh smell, but, many antiperspirants on the market today contain chemicals that could pose health risks. You can make your own using coconut oil, baking soda, cornstarch, and the essential oil of your choice. In just a few minutes, you’ll have a powerful formula that will really save the day.