Sometimes, when you have places to be, there is just not enough time to shower after a workout. Or maybe you have all the time in the world, but don’t feel like waiting in a long line for the shower after class. It’s unfortunate, but the lack of time or ability to shower after a workout class doesn’t have to ruin your day.
A red face, sweaty hair and a soaked-through top are all signs of a workout well done, but need to be cleaned up quickly if you’re going to make it to brunch on time. You can make it out of the locker room in minutes with these five genius sweat-banishing products.
No gym bag would be complete without some great face wipes. Even if you had time to shower, a good face wipe can give you an instant cool-down right after class. When you’re short on time, try a face wipe that has both cleansing and exfoliating properties in one. CliniqueFIT Post Workout Face + Body Cleansing Swipes is a genius package.
Buy it now: CliniqueFIT Post Workout Face + Body Cleansing Swipes, $16
A gentle facial cleanser
You may not have time to shower, but if you have time to wash your face, you should opt for a gentle cleanser while your skin is still hot and flushed from your workout. The less abrasive the cleanser, the fewer products you’ll need to use after you cleanse. Try a cream or oil cleanser formula—it won’t strip the skin, and you won’t need as much moisturizer afterward.
Buy it now: Biossance Squaline + Antioxidant Cleansing Oil, $30
A soothing face mist
A facial mist post-class is a great way to cool down, but will also prime the makeup for moisturizer and help makeup from sliding off the face. Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir is chock-full of rose extract and mint essential oils that will leave the skin feeling soothed, and the scent will leave your mind feeling a little calmer as well. It’s so good, you’ll want to spray your whole body with it.
Buy it now: Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir, $49
Full-body ‘shower sheets’
Face wipes tend to be too small for anything but the face. Maybe if you’re lucky, you’ll find some big enough for the face and neck, but doing your whole body is another story entirely. Fortunately, the yoga-inspired beauty brand, Yuni, has come up with sheets large enough to leave the entire body feeling fresh and clean. These individually wrapped shower sheets provide an instant cool-down with aloe and green tea, while leaving you smelling as zen as you feel with 100% natural aromas that are reminiscent of a yoga studio. The best part is that they’re completely biodegradable and compostable, so you don’t have to feel guilty when you toss them after class.
Buy it now: Yuni Beauty Shower Sheets, $15
There are a ton of dry shampoos on the market, but Living Proof has come up with a formula that actually absorbs and removes oil from the hair. Their Perfect Hair Day dry shampoo removes any little trace of sweat and odor, so nobody would be the wiser that you just worked out. This formula leaves little to no white residue, making it great for any hair type or color. If a little white powder forms when spraying on the hair after class, just give this genius formula 30 seconds to soak up all the oil, and then lightly toss with your fingers to remove the residue.
Buy it now: Living Proof Dry Shampoo, $24