Leave the gym looking hot! I’m not talking sweaty-hair-matted-to-your-red-faced-head kind of hot. I’m talking H – O – T! It may seem impossible to look your best when you’ve just left the gym, but never underestimate the power of your beauty. Just moments after an intense sweat session may actually be the best time to snap a selfie…if you know how to make the glow last.
Reason #1 — Your cheeks naturally flush when your body temp rises from a good workout. Though redness is typically perceived as blotchy and bad, this natural reaction is actually a hidden beauty gem.
Make it last — After your next workout, take note of where your cheeks redden the most. Once you’re showered and cooled off, swipe on your favorite blush where you noticed the flushing.
Reason #2 — Your skin is more even-toned…seriously! Yes, you may look like a tomato as you’re huffing and puffing on the treadmill, but the increase in body temp increases overall blood flow. More blood flow means more oxygen to your skin cells. Plus, all that sweating helped rid your body of toxins. Hello, Miss Glow!
Make it last — BB cream helps hydrate, brighten and smooth imperfect skin. It’s really an all-in-one, making it the perfect gym bag must-have.
Reason #3 — Your lips are full and bright. Again, you can thank the increased blood flow. Having some color on your cheeks and your lips is not so bad after all, is it?
Make it last – Give your lips a boost with an amplifying gloss. You may feel a slight tingling sensation when applying a peptide-rich lip plumper, but the feeling subsides long before the effects wear off.
Jennifer Nicole Lee is an international fitness model, best-selling author and motivational speaker who has appeared on Oprah, CBS The Early Show, Inside Edition, E! Entertainment and Fox and Friends. She is the author of the The Fun Fit Foodie Cookbook and was named one of the “Three Top Females in the Fitness Industry” of 2011 by Yahoo Sports. Check out her health and fitness tip videos exclusively on the Vitacost Live Wire.