Gym Bag Beauty: 5 Essentials for the Fitness Fanatic

By Anita Mirchandani

Feel like a sweaty-mess after any kind of workout? Go from sweaty and disheveled to looking (and, more importantly, feeling!) like a million bucks with these top 5 beauty essentials for your gym bag!

A quick gym bag makeover will have you going from spinning to strutting in no time. Trust us, don’t leave home without ’em.

  1. Aveeno Positively Radiant Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 30 ($14.99) – Tinted moisturizers are great because they serve a triple purpose: concealing skin imperfections, hydrating dry skin and giving you a healthy glow. Post-workout everyone will think you’ve taken a shower … but why divulge your secrets?
  2. Say Yes to Cucumber Facial Towelettes ($5.99) – These wipes will remove all the dead skin, dirt, sweat, make-up and bacteria from your sweaty face – both before and after your sweat session – making them a must have for exercisers on-the-go.  (Bonus: they’re oil-free and hypoallergenic too!)
  3. Dove Go Fresh Cucumber + Green Tea Body Mist ($4.99) – Deodorant isn’t optional. Nor is it always enough. Want to run from boxing to brunch? Spritz Dove’s body mist and no one will know you’re sweat-clad.
  4. Smith’s Rosebud Salve ($5.59) – With just this little tin you can moisturize your lips, add a dab of luminosity to your eyelids and soothe rough cuticles. With your exercise-induced flushed cheeks you’ll look fresh and dewy in a pinch.
  5. Batiste Dry Shampoo ($8.99) –  If you don’t have time to wash and style post-workout, dry shampoo is the next best thing. Spruce up your hair with this affordable and easy-to-use product that absorbs oil and sweat and leaves hair smelling fresh.