1. Makeup Remover
If you’re heading there after work, use makeup remover sheets or micellar water to get rid of makeup in a jiffy.
Simple Cleansing Wipes, $15.90 and Sensibio 500ml, $40.90
This will make sure you smell fresh even after a sweaty sesh. If you’re skopping the shower at the gym (just because showers at home are better), we suggest using the aerosol type to prevent bacteria transfer.
Nivea Anti-perspirant 150ml, $7.95
3. Shampoo or Dry Shampoo
We don’t know about you, but we certainly dont enjoy going to bed with sweaty, greasy hair. Which is why a shampoo is a must-used after a workout. Alternatively, take a leaf ouf of Khloe Kardashian’s book and opt for dry shampoo to achieve fresh-smelling hair almost instantly.
Dry shampoo, $3.90, by Batiste
4. Body Wash
Buy a travel-sized body wash or simply pump the one you have at home into small containers to bring to the gym. It doesn’t matter if you’re showering at the gym or at home — don’t skip out on it because the sweat and bacteria buldup can cause bacne (back acne).
Body wash capsules, $22, by Sephora
5. Facial Cleanser
In the same way you’d clean your body after a session at the gym, it’s important to get rid of the sweat and impurities on your face too.
Face wash, $38, by Kiehl’s
6. Face Mist
Use it as a refresher during or after your workout. The best thing yet, you can use a facial mist as a toner and then spritz it on top of your moisturiser for an extra dose of hydration.
Water bank skin mist, by Laneige
Yes, you lose water when you sweat, and that’s not limited to your body. In fact, your face can get dehydrated too! While drinking electrolytes-packed water is essential, replenishing the hydration in your skin with a moisturiser is equally important too.
Hyaluronic hydrating cream, by Hada Labo
8. Hair Ties
Get your hair out of your face while you exercise. Not only is it less distracting for you, it also reduces the possibility of you hitting the person next to you with your hair.
Hair elastics, $3.90 for pack of 10, by H&M
9. Tinted Moisturiser
Need to run an errand after a gym session but don’t want to go around bare-faced? Simple slap on a tinted moisturiser to covered redness while retaining your post-workout glow.
Tinted moisturiser, by Laura Mercier
10. Lip Balm
Lip care is always important, which is why you should always have a lip balm with you, whether you’re hitting the gym or not.
Lip balm, $4.50, by Mentholatum
11. Wet Wipes
We’re not talking about makeup removers but anti-bacterial wipes. Most reputable gyms have pretty good hygiene standards but let’s be real — they’re not gonna clean the handles of exercise bikes after each use.
Which is why these come in handy to eliminate grossness.
Antibacterial wipes, $2, by Guardian