In the Bag: 6 Gym Must Haves

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The start of summer often means the end of outdoor workouts and regular trips to the gym. Inside every gym bag you'll find the usual suspects, a water bottle, a towel and exercise gear. But what about beauty products? No one wants to be bogged down with a makeup bag of products, but a few necessities are a must for trips to the gym. Following find our top six items that will make your trip to the gym a little less painful.

1. Waterproof mascara - No one wants to work out with a full face of makeup. Hit the gym cosmetics free to keep makeup from smearing mid workout. If you feel naked without any beauty products, a quick coat of waterproof mascara can help open up your eyes and add some life to your face.

2. Lip Balm - Another workout-safe beauty product is lip balm. An application of your favorite balm adds some shine to lips, while protecting them from chapping as you concentrate on your form. Pick a fun flavor, like cherry or coconut, to perk you up as you lift, run or row.

3. Face Wash - After you work up a sweat, make sure to clean your face of sweat and dirt. Pack a gentle cleanser like our Litmus Test glycolic acid facial cleansing gel, a lightly lathering, soap free cleansing gel that rinses away impurities, daily residue, makeup and excess oil. As a bonus, this cleanser can also be used all over the body in case you hit the showers after working up a sweat.

4. Deodorant – Shower or not, you'll definitely want to apply a fresh layer of deodorant after a workout. If you skip the shower, wipe your underarms with a moist towelette to whisk away sweat before applying deodorant. We suggest our Total Nonscents ultra-gentle brightening antiperspirant. This unscented, brightening antiperspirant offers long-lasting protection against wetness and odor, and its water-based formulation won’t cause stinging, burning or itching.

5. Dry shampoo – If you don't have the time or energy to shower after a workout, a dry shampoo is the answer. These oil absorbing powders and sprays soak up grease and add life to limp hair. Pick a dry shampoo in a fragrance you enjoy and follow the label instructions for best results.

6. DD Cream – Before you head back out into the real world, apply our DD cream dermatologically defining bb cream with broad spectrum spf 30 to even out skin and help reduce the appearance of redness. This skin-healthy DD Cream not only adjusts to your skin tone to conceal and correct flaws, it also minimizes pores, nourishes the skin and offers SPF 30 protection.

Packing up for the gym doesn’t have to involve heavy lifting. Add these six favorites to your gym bag to look and feel refreshed before, during and after your workout!

By Jen Mathews
DERMAdoctor Staff Writer

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