Beauty bag

Whether you’re gearing up for a spot of sweaty yoga or a calorie-blasting cardio class, high intensity exercise does a great job at making you feel amazing. But, your hair and skin can often look less than gorgeous post-workout, leaving you in need of some serious freshening up.

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When it comes to your gym beauty bag, you’re pushed for both space and time, but having the right products can make all the difference. The solution? Simplify your pre- and post-exercise beauty regime with essentials that promise to work just as hard as you do, and in half the time.

Skyn Iceland, Glacial Cleansing Cloths, £13, Cult Beauty

It’s important to cleanse your skin before and after a workout in order to prevent clogged pores and breakouts, but busting out your full cleansing routine at the gym just isn’t going to happen.

Instead, invest in some ultra-delicate cleansing cloths that will help to detoxify your skin on-the-go. We love Skyn Iceland’s Glacial Cleansing Cloths that are infused with soothing Icelandic glacial waters, coconut oil, oat and amino acid-based surfactants to eliminate dirt and make-up residue.

Eyeko, Sport Waterproof Mascara, £10, Space NK

If you prefer to workout with a slick of mascara, you’ll want to avoid panda eyes by investing in a waterproof formula. Luckily, Eyeko have upgraded their award-winning mascara with a fibre-enriched waterproof formula that creates plumped-up, dramatic lashes that promise to see you through your workout and beyond.

Dry shampoo is an absolute must-have for any gym bunny and our favourite comes from the award-winning team at COLAB. The brand’s new Paradise fragrance gives hair an instant wow-factor even after a serious workout and leaves your locks with a totally tropical, coconut scent.

Spray the quick-fix formula into roots to absorb oil after brushing and you’ll feel effortlessly refreshed in an instant.

​A facial spritz is the perfect way to refresh and re-energise after a sweaty gym class as it’s great for hydrating skin and minimising stiffness. Our favourite is Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir which acts like a vitamin shot to the skin giving it an instant burst of radiance.

It also smells amazing thanks to a concoction of extracts of grape, rosemary, orange blossom, rose, myrrh and organic balm mint that also help to minimise your pores.

The last thing you want to do after a sweaty session is load your face with products so if you’re after a bit of coverage on those rosy cheeks opt for a CC cream, BB cream or tinted moisturiser instead.

For a formula that hydrates as well as covers, we suggest investing in By Terry’s Cellularose Moisturising CC Cream. Available in four shades, it adapts to your skin tone, blurs imperfections and also includes vitamin E to protect your skin from ageing environmental factors.