Not many people look great after training. However, you can look totally amazing after your hard workout and no one will ever suspect that you were just soaked in sweat.
Here are 5 tips for leaving the gym looking totally amazing:
1. Take a cold shower
It might sound terrifying but cold water is amazing for your circulation. It will also help you calm down your skin and close your pores.
“That way you won’t be tempted to spend more time looking in the mirror or feel inclined to use more foundation than normal in an effort to cover up the redness from your rigorous workout,” explains Sara Martin.
2. Wear your post-workout glow with pride
After getting your sweat on, your skin will have vibrant and bright color. Let your vibrant skin be the center of attention and look as natural as possible.
“You can apply a bit of tinted moisturizer to combat redness if necessary, but let your skin’s glow show,” explains Sonia Kashuk, makeup artist and founder of Sonia Kashuk Beauty.
3. Groom your eyebrows quickly
Your eyebrows are the final framing to the face and making sure they’re also on point will make all the difference in your look,” says Kashuk.
Fill in your brows with pencil and set them by using a brow gel. If you feel like you want to look extra special, add some neutral eye shadow over your lid to add a definition.
4. Keep your lips moisturized
Going out from a heated gym to the cold air outside can be devastating for your lips. Avoid having dry and cracked lips and apply lip balm before and after working out.
“Instead of a normal lipstick, opt for a tinted It will hydrate without being too sticky, has SPF in case you’re working out outdoors, and has just the right amount of color—no lip liner or mirror required,” says Brianna Solberg, a Michigan-based makeup artist.
5. Add some volume to your hair
“If you’re trying to keep your hair bouncy and full of volume [during a workout], try neatly pinning your hair into two buns—one on the crown of your head and one in the nape. This makes sure you keep the volume and wave at the same time,” recommends Judy McGuiness, senior hairstylist at Mizu Salon in New York City.
You can add some dry shampoo for added texture. Want to keep your strands smooth and straight? Tie your hair back loosely in a low ponytail during your workout to avoid the dreaded dent in the hair.
“I like to use a thick cloth headband to avoid any markings in my hair’s flow,” says McGuiness.
And the most important thing is to keep your body hydrated.
“Water is like a magic elixir for your skin. The more you drink, the better your skin will be, and working out is the best reason to up your intake,” says Martin.