I love a good beauty routine, and tend to have a few different ones to fit each aspect of my life. One that I’ve recently switched up is my post-workout routine. It can change depending on if I’m in a rush after a workout or if I have time to pamper myself a bit, so I picked up some new products from the Beauty & Wellness Event at Rite Aid to incorporate into my after-gym essentials.
Some days, I just don’t have a lot of time after a workout to doll myself up like I usually do. In times like this, I rely on beauty products that are quick yet super effective. Anything that allows me to grab and go usually gets two thumbs up. A little dry shampoo, a spritz of dry spray deodorant, some mascara and tinted balm, and I’m all set to run errands or meet up with friends after a quick workout.
One product that’s been an absolute lifesaver for when I don’t have any time after working out has been the Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes*. These come in so incredibly handy when you’re in need of a quick clean for your face. They’re super gentle, ultra-soft, practically odor-less, and effectively dissolve 99.3% of your most stubborn makeup (including waterproof mascara). Using these wipes always gives me clean, fresh looking skin with no heavy, soapy residue, so there’s no need to rinse! Plus they’re gentle enough to use around the sensitive eye area, which is perfect for me because I wear contacts.
The resealable plastic bag makes these perfect for travel, and allows me to toss these wipes into my gym bag without any worry of making a mess. I wish these had been around when I was younger because they would’ve come in so handy for after gym class in high school. And did I mention the price? These little guys are so affordable, with a 25 count bag costing $6.99 and a double pack only $11.99!
Now, if I’ve got a bit of time after hitting the gym, it’s a whole other story. I like to hop in the shower and wash off all of the sweat and grime from an intense workout. I’ll usually use a clarifying shampoo to really get my hair nice and clean, as well as some sort of body scrub to get rid of any dry skin. Since I’ve just worked so hard to burn some calories, I like to take this time to really treat myself and heal up as best I can (which means if I’m feeling especially tired, a hot bubble bath is usually in order after my shower).
To really get my skin clean after a workout, I’ve started using the Neutrogena Deep Clean Purifying Micellar Water* as a pre-step to cleansing. It’s been making such a nice difference to my skin as this micellar water really gets deep into the pores and cleans out any dirt that’s collected there. When I first tried this cleansing water, I was a little nervous that it was going to be too strong for my sensitive skin, but it’s actually been quite gentle while still being effective enough to get my skin thoroughly clean. This also works fantastic as a makeup remover, as it completely breaks down even waterproof makeup to ensure clean, healthy-looking skin.
Usually what I’ve been doing is I’ll pour some of this micellar water onto a cotton pad and wipe it all across my face to remove sweat and dirt from my workout before hoping in the shower. Then I’ll give my face an actual wash with a gentle cleanser while in the shower, followed by my usual serums and moisturizers once I get out. This double cleanse combo has really been working quite nicely for my skin and I’ve been enjoying the benefits of getting such a deep clean.
After showering and doing my skincare, the final step of my post-workout beauty routine is to hydrate my skin. As mentioned in a previous post, I’m quite picky when it comes to body lotions. I don’t like anything that leaves my skin feeling greasy and takes forever to absorb. Luckily, Aveeno makes an amazing Daily Moisturizing Lotion* that is everything I could ever ask for. This lightweight lotion offers a ton of hydration without any greasy residue, soaks in completely within just a few seconds, and doesn’t have a fragrance so I can wear it anytime. This nourishing lotion is clinically proven to improve the health of dry skin in just 1 day, with significant improvement in 2 weeks!
All of the products mentioned in this post can be found at your local Rite Aid, and they’re currently having an awesome Beauty & Wellness Event where you can save money shopping for your favorite items! Rite Aid is focused on helping you live the best life you can, and they have a huge variety of items and brands to help you on your wellness journey. Look for a new theme every month with solutions created just for you, along with special offers to help you on your wellness and beauty journey. From now until March 31st, spend $30 to get $10 Bonus Cash on participating Wellness & Beauty items when you shop in store!
Do you have a post-workout beauty routine?