Regular exercise can do amazing things for your body, but those regular sweat sessions can also cause a host of skin issues. Acne, blackheads, milia and rosacea can all be exacerbated without a proper skin and makeup routine.
Check out these pre and post gym beauty tips to keep your skin healthy and looking great.
Dermatologists agree that working out with a clean face is ideal, but when you’re pressed for time (or just can’t leave the house without a little makeup) ideal is not always an option.
Optimal: Remove all makeup and clean face with a gentle anti-bacterial cleanser to rid pores of bacteria and grime.
Pretty Good: Wear an oil-free bb cream or tinted moisturiser, or spot conceal with a sheer concealer. Limit eye makeup to waterproof mascara and brow products for a little definition.
Optimal: Remove all makeup and wash face with a gentle anti-bacterial cleanser to rid pores of bacteria and grime.
Pretty Good: Remove makeup with a cleansing wipe and splash water over face to remove residue.
Post Gym Makeup Tips
Need an easy post gym makeup routine? Embrace the healthy flush of your workout and go from sweaty to healthy glow in these simple steps:
Cool. Sit down in a cool area for a few minutes or run cold water over the inside of your wrists to get your body temperature down. This will help your makeup stick, since sweaty skin doesn’t hold onto makeup.
Calm. Even out your skin with a few strokes of a foundation stick. Swipe foundation where needed and use small circular strokes with your contour brush to smooth over skin.
Accent. Enhance your glowing skin with a radiant powder duo. Use the same contour brush to apply the highlight along the tops of cheekbones and over eye lids. Sweep the contour powder on and under the cheekbone, along the jaw line or temples.
Define. Add instant definition with a couple layers of mascara. #ProTip: Apply the mascara super-close to the lash line, shimmying it up against the skin to create a tight-lined look.
Brighten. Choose a sheer pop of colour that glides on easily and hydrates and soothes lips.