Tuesday, 26 January 2016

The Gym Bag Essentials

Since re-joining the gym a few months ago, I've found myself showering there more often than I do at home - which is fine, but does mean that I need to have a reasonable selection of face & body products in my gym bag to keep myself soft, clean and fresh!
Gym Bag Beauty Essentials
Pre-Gym Cleanse
I usually go to the gym first thing in the morning and have plenty of time to come home before I have to go out to work, but occasionally I'll go in the evening if I've been working during the day, so on those days I like to remove my make-up before I start working up a sweat! At the moment this involves Merumaya's lovely Melting Cleansing Balm, followed by Botanics All Bright Cleansing Foam Wash.
Gym Shower Products
Once I'm done either swimming or in the gym (or both, on days when I'm feeling particularly energetic!), I tend to spend about fifteen minutes in the shower having a good ol' clean up - washing my hair and body, having a little scrub of any dry areas on my limbs, washing my face and using an exfoliator - the usual shower routine! Products shown include: Sweet Cecily's Citrus & Walnut Body Scrub, Clinique For Men Face Scrub, Naked Volume Shampoo, Kind Natured Nourishing Ylang Ylang & Sage Conditioner, Organic Surge Spiced Lily Body Wash.
Post Shower Gym Body Products
Afterwards I like to moisturise my face and my body (particularly if I've been swimming as the chlorine really dries my skin out - if I've just been in the gym I sometimes skip moisturising my face until I get home) and apply the standard deodorant/fragrance things. [Neal's Yard Remedies Bee Lovely Body Lotion, Malin & Goetz Vitamin E Face Moisturizer, Sure Maximum Protection Sport Strength Anti-Perspirant, FCUK Cool Down Body Spray]. I also have this Cuticura Talcum Powder* in there which I just dust on if I'm in a hurry, to absorb any leftover moisture. It's also really hot in the changing rooms so sometimes I need to use this if I want to actually put clothes on, or I just end up getting sweaty and sticky almost as soon as I'm out of the shower...

What products do you keep in your gym bag? Have you tried any of these?

xo
[*Product provided for consideration.]

20 comments:

  1. I wish I had the energy to go to the gym before work! haha... I go for a run after work though, and I always shower with a super fruity shower gel. They're my fave xx

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  2. My dry shampoo is a lifesaver!! I workout from home & im a stay at home mom- but I love these! ��

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  3. This is a great post! love it :)

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  4. This is a great post and I honestly dont think I could manage, ever, without dry shampoo x

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  5. ah i never thought about talcum powder! that is a good shout for sure

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  6. You have just inspired me to get back into the gym lol!

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  7. I ended up always with really big bag when I went to gym...I feel like I need way too many products :D

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  8. I use that sure deodorant. The absolute best I've ever had and ive been using it for around 3 years now. The trick is to use it at night rather than the morning - it works even after showering!

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  9. Good post, I love that sure deodorant, really effective. When you're at the gym you've really got to make sure you've got everything you need lol! x

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  10. Now I will forgive you for swearing at me and using the word gym lol, moving on from that what a great post, I quite fancy the fcuk cool down spray x

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  11. I tend to shower and stuff at home so I only tend to have a towel, a hairband and some deodorant with me x

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  12. The talcum powder is a great idea to have on hand. I hadn't thought of that before!

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  13. I haven't tried any of these, although I don't go to the gym. The talcum powder is a brilliant idea though, I will definitely bring it when I next go swimming as I struggle to get skinny jeans on after lol.

    Jenna Von x

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  14. Great post and good for you getting up in the morning to go to the gym, I wouldn't be able to! My gym bag essential is dry shampoo - I carry it everywhere incase I don't get chance to shower and have to dash out.

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  15. I don't like balm textures but even I love the Merumaya Cleansing Balm- ABSOLUTELY AMAZING xxxxx

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  16. I don't actually take anything to the gym with me, apart from my iPod, as it is right around the corner. But I can see how these would be good for people that do.

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  17. Great essentials, I never go to the gym so I don't have any myself haha x

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  18. Great selection of essentials there I would take a few of those myself.

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  19. Dry shampoo all the way! I can't go to the gym before work as I would end up looking like a sweaty mess and my hair is really long so it's not a quick process of just popping in the shower :(

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  20. My gym bag is tiny so I usually just take deodorant and a bit of moisturiser - I need to get organised like you!

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