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Beauty Essentials You Need in Your Gym Bag

Skipping the gym because you don’t want the flushed face and clammy skin that comes with a work-out? Well now you don’t have to as we’ve rounded up some beauty essentials that will leave you looking and feeling more post-gym lush, than flush. From addressing those niggling aches and pains, to boosting your post-yoga glow, here are some hardworking products that will help you hold onto your post-workout radiance. These beauty essentials will have you back to your best in minutes.

The Real Gym Kit

This Mio Skincare New Gym Kit is the only equipment you need after a tough work-out. Complete with a handy plastic bag that you can slip easily in to your gym bag, the collection includes two key products –

The Clean Slate Workout Swipes contain natural cleansers to moisturise your skin, while the mint and cucumber fragrance leaves you smelling as fresh as a daisy. Don’t have time for a shower? The biodegradable wipes can be used all over the body, effectively removing dirt, sweat, oil and makeup without any stickiness.

Nurse your muscles back to health with the brand’s Workout Wonder Invigorating Muscle Gel. The gel’s cocktail of herbs and extracts work tirelessly to provide you with the revitalisation you need after a long slog in the gym. Ideal for using both before and after exercise, this muscle gel gives your muscles a boost, while providing a cooling sensation with the V-Tonic TM. The Muscle Gel has been formulated with Arnica, Horse Chestnut, Murumuru Butter, Spearmint and natural Magnesium – the perfect mix for sore muscles!

The Calmer

You’ve worked hard on tackling your inner wellness, now it’s time to tackle the post-workout blush with the Murad Redness Therapy Soothing Gel Cleanser. The liquorice root extract immediately reduces the appearance of redness, whilst the Goji Berry works to soften rough, dry skin. It’s also perfect for those with Rosacea – helping to cleanse away impurities and reduce irritation.

The Deodorant

Afraid of a little odour after a hard training session? We’ve got you covered with this Green People Natural Rosemary Deodorant. Fortified with aloe vera, probiotics and lavender which helps to prevent irritation and protect from perspiration. One of the most natural deodorants around, it’s also free from aluminium and alcohol which can clog pores.

The Dry Shampoo

Not got time to wash your hair? This Balmain Hair Travel Size Dry Shampoo (50ml) is the perfect component for refreshing oily locks. Suitable for all hair types, it works to instantly revive your style between washes whilst completely banishing any sign of grease at the roots. Plus, the cleansing formula of Argan Oil and Silk Protein work together to refresh lack-lustre locks, leaving it feeling soft, smooth and subtly fragranced!

The Muscle Reliever

This In Transit Muscle Therapy is the perfect gym bag essential for those who are heading back to work. The 50ml product is the ideal size for popping in your handbag and the rollerball makes it quick and easy to apply.

Boasting a rich blend of black pepper, clove and marjoram essential oil blend, the therapy works hard to release tension in those hard to reach places.

Expert tip: the universal product can also be used on the forehead to relieve headaches.



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