Given the rise of athleisure and the general cultural obsession with fitness and wellness, it was only a matter of time before we saw an influx of skin and makeup products designed specifically for women who work out.
Cleansing skin post-workout is imperative. When you exercise, your sweat glands work overtime to cool your skin down (think of sweat as a natural A/C). This process helps detox skin by releasing dirt, debris and bacteria on your skin’s surface, all of which you’ll remove with your post-workout facial cleanse. If, however, you have makeup layered on your skin, you’re impeding this process, blocking pores and putting yourself at risk for breakouts. It should come as no surprise that there is now a long list of skin care products being marketed as “post-workout.”
What is surprising, however, is that there is also a substantial amount of gym makeup available. Whether you want to blame the mirrors, social media or simply a lack of time, many women find themselves struggling to work out bare-faced, which brings us to the rapid rise of sweatproof athleisure makeup. While it will always be best to work out wearing minimal makeup, these specially formulated products can help mitigate damage — and make those gym selfies look better than ever.
Here’s a look at the best athleisure beauty products to use before, during and after your workout.