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Your gym skincare routine 

You made it! Through the doors of the gym, where lunges, squats, and workouts await. Whether you’re a heavy HIITter or prefer a calming yoga class, you should try to make some time for your gym skincare routine, too. Not sure where to start? Here’s a routine (and some tips and tricks) to get your gym skincare sorted. 

Cleanse your skin first 

It seems obvious, but if you’re rushing straight into a class, whipping out the face wash is likely the last thing on your mind. If you find you’re getting spots from sweating it out in spin class, the solution might be as much to do with your pre-gym as your after-gym skincare. Pollutants, make-up, and sebum build-up after your day, and when mixed with sweat, can clog pores and potentially irritate your skin.

The answer? Sweep away the day fast, with a face wipe like Simple Kind To Skin Biodegradable Cleansing Micellar Wipes. A fresh pack in your gym bag means your skin is always workout-ready.

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“Heading to hot yoga? Keep a face cloth in your gym bag to use as a cold water compress if you’re prone to flushing, it’ll cool down skin in a flash.”

Avoid getting spots from sweating

Yep, you’ll need skincare after the gym too. From sweaty towels to water bottles and gym equipment, we touch a multitude of things, and then our faces (eek!). A quick sweep (again!) with a face wipe after your workout, or a speedy face wash, will help keep your face (and hands) sweat and grime-free - plus it’ll stop those impurities sitting on your skin.

Use calming Chamomile skincare after a gym session 

Chances are, skin may get a little red after a workout. It’s normal! Your skin (and body’s) circulation is likely increased, meaning there’s more blood flow to the surface of the skin. Off to a dinner date straight after bootcamp? Pick products with ingredients like Chamomile (Bisabolol), which is well known for its calming properties on skin. 

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Don’t skip the moisturiser in your after-gym skincare

Skin feeling a little oilier? We hear you! After pedalling in a spin class, skin (and your hairline) can feel greasy. But don’t skip your moisturiser, as even oily skin needs moisture, especially to replenish hydration levels post-workout. Finish your gym skincare routine with a lightweight moisturiser like Kind to Skin Hydrating Light Moisturiser to top up once you’ve cleansed.

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See? A few quick tips are all it takes to step-up your gym skincare routine. From wiping away the day’s mascara before you slide on your trainers to that last namaste - your freshly-cleansed skin will love you for it.

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