I used to think I had to choose between wearing makeup and feeling pretty every day, or being healthy and working out daily. However, I can do both! I’ve incorporated tried-and-true beauty products back into my workout beauty routine that are helping me prep my skin for exercise, and also get a deep clean post-workout to help prevent future breakouts.
My fitness routine varies between weight-training, HIIT and cardio, and having a mix of the three helps me to see continued progress towards my goals. I have to be very diligent in making sure my skin is clean before and after my workouts. My skin is prone to acne due to both hormones and “lifestyle” activities like wearing makeup and working out.
If I’m not careful, I can expect breakouts on my chest and back due to constricting sports bras. For the longest time, I stopped wearing makeup except for special occasions due to my daily workouts. I realized that I love wearing makeup too much to restrict it to only a handful of days per month.
Workout Beauty Routine Essentials
Rite Aid knows that when you eat well, you feel well. When you look great, you feel great. Their Wellness & Beauty program has a new theme every month. This month’s theme is “Beautify your Workout Routine” and it couldn’t have come at a better time! Your skin is your largest organ but sadly we often neglect it. I stashed a few items in my basket that I knew would come in super handy at beautifying my workout routine!
Touch Ups Throughout the Day
I remember using CLEAN & CLEAR® Oil Absorbing Sheets back when I was a teenager. Who knew that that 20 years later I would still be using them? I may be 34, but my skin still behaves like that of a 12 year old. I recently found myself sopping up excess oil from my face with either my bare hands or a paper towel, which I know is bad for several reasons.
Using your hands can introduce bacteria to your face that can cause more breakouts. Using CLEAN & CLEAR® oil absorbing sheets prevents cross-contamination and doesn’t leave a powdery residue, or remove pigment from my blush and bronzer like a paper towel does. I can’t believe I forgot about these miracle blotting sheets sheets. I’m going to carry a pack in each bag I rotate through so that I’m never without them!
Pre-Workout Skin Prep
Neutrogena Makeup Removing Wipes are one of those essentials you should never be without. Gentle, ultra-soft makeup remover wipes effectively dissolve 99.3% of your most stubborn makeup, even waterproof mascara – for clean and fresh looking skin. I always have a pack in my travel bag for when I’m too tired to make it to a sink, and they double as hand wipes in a pinch.
You should allow your skin to breathe as you sweat, so be sure to remove any foundation and contouring with the Neutrogena make-up removing wipes. It’s super easy so there’s no excuse! I like to leave my eye makeup on to feel “pretty” even though I know I’m probably making not-so-pretty faces during my workout, haha. Waterproof mascara is my best friend!
Post-Workout Skin Deep Cleaning
Like I mentioned before, I have to be super diligent with my skin. I have to treat it like a temperamental baby, haha, so I like to follow up my workout with a “pre-cleanse.” Neutrogena just came out with a brand new Deep Clean Micellar Cleansing Water. I’ve tried micellar water before from a different company and I wasn’t impressed.
Normally I just use bar soap before my acne face wash to remove extra grime, However, my 34 year old skin is having none of that. Even though it still is oily like in my teens, I now have to be careful to not over strip it with harsh soaps. Neutrogena products have never let me down, so I decided to give their Deep Clean micellar cleansing water a try. It did a great job at removing the 0.7% trace of makeup that the wipes left behind, plus, it didn’t dry out my skin!
I am impressed by the Wellness + Beauty event at Rite Aid. Their current in-store promotion is a $10 Cash Bonus when you spend $30 on participating Wellness + Beauty items! You can easily pick up other wellness items, such as epsom salts, Aveeno daily moisturizing lotion, dry shampoo, and my favorite: waterproof mascara! The promotion runs through 3/31/18, so be sure to stop in for the savings.
What are some of your favorite workout beauty routine products?