How To Freshen Up After Working Out

gym skincare essentials

I’m not a big fan of going to the gym in the summer. Spending a beautiful day full of sunshine at the gym just doesn’t seem right to me. Instead, I prefer to exercise outside in the summer. I really love running and hiking in the woods. However, working out on a humid day makes me feel less than fresh afterwards. I’m usually a sweaty mess after a workout. Of course, the best way to freshen up after a workout is to take a shower. But if you find yourself low on time, here’s a list of products that can help you freshen up in five minutes or less.

Product: Cleansing Wipes

What it’s for: Wiping the sweat off your face after a workout.

Best for: A girl looking for a quick, easy and time saving way to clean your face in a couple of seconds.


silk hydration sunscreen

Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Product: Spray On Sunscreen

What it’s for: Spray on sunscreens are the most foolproof and fastest way to apply sunscreen. My current favorite is from Hawaiian Tropic because it moisturizes your skin as well.

Best for: Girls who do outdoor exercise and are exposed to the sun.

Product: Breath Freshener

What it’s for: These cool mini sized toothbrushes gently clean and freshen your breath on the go.

Best for: The girl who wants to freshen their breath and doesn’t want to walk around with a toothbrush in their gym bag.

fresh feet wipes

Jasmine Seven Fresh Feet Wipes

Product: Foot Wipes

What it’s for: Cleaning your feet after a workout. I love the Jasmine Seven Fresh Feet Wipes which contain peppermint, aloe vera and vitamin e that help moisturize and freshen your feet.

Best for: Anyone who does yoga or has stinky feet.

Product: Foot Spray

What it’s for: Cooling and reviving your feet after an intense workout.

Best for: The Yogi, people who workout barefoot or anyone who just wants to freshen up their feet.  I use this right after yoga class and taking a shower.

summer lip products

From Left to Right: Pixi Shea Butter Lip Butter in Coral Crush, Almay Liquid Lip Balm in Apple a Day and Sonia Luxe Lip & Cheek Balm in Charmed

Product: Bright Lip Color

What it’s for: Giving your lips a healthy summer glow and a hint of color.

Best for: Those days when you want to add a bit of color to your face. If you’re looking for a natural, barely noticeable flush, I’d recommend the Sonia Kashuk Lip and Cheek Balm. If you’re looking for a color that is buildable (from sheer to super pigmented), try the Almay Liquid Lip Balms. If you’re not afraid of the super bright lip look which is a huge trend for summer, go for the Pixi Shea Butter Lip Butter in Coral Crush. It’s the perfect bright summer lip color that is super fun to wear.

lip butters

Close up of the Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm in Coral Crush. The perfect post-workout lip color that adds a subtle glow to your lips.


skincare essentials

Product: Dry Shampoo

What it’s for: Keeping your hair clean and fresh on the go.

Best for: The girl who wants to freshen up their hair post workout and does not have enough time to take a shower. This product is especially a lifesaver for girls with oily hair. My current favorite is the travel size version from Lulu Organics in Lavender + Clary Sage (how adorable is the vintage packaging?) because I can easily slip it into my gym bag. 

Product: Eye Cream

What it’s for: Providing moisture to your eye area.

Best for: Anyone who wants to keep their eyes moisturized throughout the day. Putting a little eye cream on top of your concealer can also help soften your makeup if your concealer starts creasing on you. Right now, I’m loving the Advanced Anti-Aging Eye Cream from SuperGoop with SPF 37 (yep, your eyes need sunscreen too!).

What are your gym bag essentials? Have you tried any of these products?

  1. July 17, 2014
    Brigita says...

    This is a great list! But I think a quick hop in the shower, of course if possible, is not beatable! And it does not take much time too and the feeling is way better. Also-that shea butter lip balm in coral looks amazing!


  2. July 19, 2014
    Abby says...

    I received the foot wipes in a Birchbix shrank they went straight into my gym bag. great minds!

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