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It’s officially sweater (and leggings) weather!
Your best friend, your dermatologist and your mom will all tell you the same thing: It’s so important to exfoliate after a workout! Clogged pores and sweat are a bad combination for acne, and during the summer, you’re not only sweating in class, but also on the walk there and back home. To avoid skin blunders in the short-sleeved season, try these out with a loofah or mitt for double the effectiveness on your body. Just remember to be gentle on your face: For your face Peach Scrub This natural scrub removes dead skin and oil buildup with the help of peach stones. It’s also the ideal size to tuck away in your gym bag. Buy it now: Burt’s Bees Peach & Willow Bark Face Scrub, $8 Almond Honey Scrub Beloved for his acne products, Mario Badescu also makes a kickin’ facial exfoliator that’s designed to gently buff away dryness and dullness. We suggest giving it a go after a sweaty bootcamp class. Buy it now: Mario Badescu Almond Honey Face Scrub, $15
The idea of working out at the beach is so blissful: the breeze, the waves, the early morning calm. The reality? If you’re not prepared, it can be kind of a sandy mess. These are the products you really need to enjoy working out by the shore: Rashguard The first rule of outdoor workouts? Covering up is easier than remembering to reapply. This colorblock rashguard looks cool and has a zipper for ventilation, all while shielding you from the sun. And – bonus – it can go straight into the water for a cooldown. Buy it now: Roxy Zip-It Rashguard, $68 Mat Like a giant yoga mat, but better, this bonded leather blanket is designed to be indestructible. Sweat, spill, plank and play all over it, and it’ll look good as new. What might seem like an indulgence will soon be your ultimate summer essential for beaches, parks, concerts and more. Buy it now: Midi Stripe Mat, $119
When you’re heading straight out after class, the fewer things you have to pack, the better. That’s why we love these wrinkle-resistant dresses, perfect for your post-gym wardrobe. Hint: For maximum smoothness, try rolling them around your bra and other soft items instead of folding. For Work This easy shape has a lot of texture, which helps hide wrinkles and adds interest to a basic shift dress. Pair with wedges and a long statement necklace and, if your job requires, a sharp blazer. Buy Now: Gap Eyelet Shift Dress, $70 For a Night Out Headed to meet your friends for a Friday night out? This resilient jersey fabric bounces back, holding its shape (and holding you in!). Buy now: Susana Monaco Gathered Tank Dress, $172