Who says women athletes can’t wear makeup? Just because you have a sporty side doesn’t mean you have to throw out your beauty bag. The only difference is you don’t spend as much time on primping as the “average” chick. That just means you have to find the right shortcuts.
We wouldn’t usually recommend shortcuts. But between your training schedule, work and family life, you’re probably strapped for time. Follow these four tricks of the trade for instant beauty post-workout.
1. Wash your face — To help prevent skin irritation or breakouts, remove the sweat and grime from your face first. Dr. Bronner’s bar soap is a nice all-around cleanser. Their baby-approved soap is perfect for sensitive skin types.
2. Freshen up — A hot shower to help ease sore muscles always feels good after a workout. But when you don’t have time for showering, baby wipes work wonders. Don’t forget a natural deodorant to keep you smelling fresh all day long!
3. Spritz your hair — Give your hair volume and shine with an organic styling solution. It’s as simple as spraying your wet hair and letting it dry naturally. No blow dryers or flat irons needed.
4. Dabble with makeup — Keep the makeup casual. Fit women like yourself look best in their natural state. Stick with a swipe of mascara to elongate your lashes. Next, brush on blush to create a subtle flush and define your awesome cheek bones. Finally, finish with a lip gloss with SPF to keep your puckers protected and prominent.
Amy Marsh is a four time Ironman champion, two time IronDistance champion, and was named the 2010 USAT Long Distance Triathlete of the Year. Brandon Marsh has been competing in triathlons since 1988, and can be counted on to be a top-10 contender in every event he enters. Got a question about swim-bike-run or sports nutrition for Team Marsh? Email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. On Twitter, follow Brandon @BrandonMarshTX and follow Amy @AmyCMarsh.