Being seen in public after you’ve given 110% in your fitness class can be a challenge. Sweaty clothes, red face and greasy hair can have you feeling less than sexy, even if your endorphins are still running high. Never fear: There are plenty of beauty products out there to cool you down, mattify you and rid your body of any unsavory odors. So even if you only have minutes to spare, you can get fresh fast.
Check out these six easy-to-use products that will rid you of sweat after class and have you feeling fresh enough to take on the rest of the day. From sunscreens to armpit primers, this list has got you covered.
What will they think of next? A primer is something one usually thinks of as a face product to use before makeup, but Meow Meow Tweet just came out with a primer for the pits. This item can be used on its own to combat odor with tea tree oil and witch hazel, or it can be used in tandem with a deodorant. It contains aloe to instantly soothe any irritation under the arms and give a fresh, cooling sensation. It’s anti-inflammatory and balances the pH of your underarms, setting you up for a clean feeling the rest of the day.
Buy it now: Meow Meow Tweet, $22
First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Oil-Free Mattifying Gel is a lightweight, non-comedogenic (read: it won’t clog pores) gel that can make even the sweatiest of faces into a matte masterpiece. While it controls sebum production and mattifies, it also hydrates so skin won’t feel dry. The gentle formula can be used on just about any skin type, including sensitive, oily or combination skin.
Buy it now: Sephora, $30
Charcoal facial wipes
No gym bag would be complete without some great face wipes. Yes To Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Facial Wipes are 95% natural and formulated with the magic detoxifier that is charcoal. Whether used topically or ingested, charcoal deeply cleanses to rid the body of impurities. These wipes help to unclog pores and get you skin squeaky-clean after your class. They are also rich in antioxidants and salicylic acid to keep the skin balanced throughout the day.
Buy it now: Target, $6
You can take advantage of the detoxifying properties of charcoal on the hair as well. HASK’s Charcoal Purifying Dry Shampoo makes the hair feel clean after a workout—sans white residue. The formula’s combination of charcoal and rice starch can leave hair feeling clean for long stretches and—bonus—smells lightly of citrus.
Buy it now: Ulta, $8
Cooling aloe mist
There’s nothing quite like aloe to give instant relief to the face and body. Whether you just got out of class, have a sunburn or are dealing with some sort of skin irritation, aloe can usually heal whatever ails you. Spray this directly on your skin for instant cooling and hydrating, or use after you’ve applied your makeup in order to set your look. This 100% natural, vegan and hypoallergenic formula can be used no matter how sensitive your skin may be feeling after you’ve worked up a sweat.
Buy it now: Farmaesthetics, $26
Sunscreen is just about one of the most important things you can apply to your skin after class, so why not use a formula that can help banish sweat while you’re at it? Dermalogica Oil-Free Matte SPF30 instantly mattifies shine and can help control oil on the skin throughout the day. The formula is so lightweight, it’s heavenly. B vitamins help nourish the skin so that even though it looks matte, it still feels hydrated throughout the day. Most importantly, it provides broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection.
Buy it now: Dermalogica, $52