We’ve all been there. Maybe you’re on your way to work, meeting a friend for happy hour, or heading out to dinner. Skip the time-consuming shower routine after class and freshen up with these 5 tried-and-true post-workout tips.
1. Choose your hair tie wisely.
Avoid the dreaded workout crease! Fabric or novelty hair ties can give you the freedom to choose your post-sweat sesh hairstyle rather than being stuck with the high pony you rocked in class. Plus, they are less abrasive on your hair and will help keep your hair healthy and breakage-free. Our favorite? Invisibobble 100%!
2. Spray happy.
This one is a no brainer. You can probably get away with applying dry shampoo to slightly damp hair, but don’t even think about spraying it onto your soaking wet post-workout mop (yup, we’re talking B21 status). However, using dry shampoo before your workout can help to speed up the process of refreshing your hair after class. Remember that sweaty hair ≠ dirty hair, so think of it as a free beach salt spray.
3. Fake it till you make it with body wipes.
They’re basically like a shower without the shower, right? Throw these in your bag to wipe down your face, neck, chest, and arm pits after class. They will keep your skin from feeling sticky for the rest of the day. Face wipes, baby wipes and deoderizing wipes also do the trick.
4. Reduce the redness.
Did you bring an ice-cold water bottle to class? To reduce the redness in your face, hold a cold water bottle or wet towel to the side of your neck where your carotid artery is. This will calm the skin in the face and reduce inflammation.
5. Crystals are more than just hippie sh*t.
Bear with me here. Crystal deodorant is comprised of a clear salt rock that has been mainstream for over 30 years. It can take some getting used to, but this paraben-free, bacteria-fighting stone can keep you smelling fresh for 24 hours. Don’t knock it till you try it!