I know I’m not the only one who feels that, on some days, the To Do list never seems to end. I do my best to stay organized and manage my time efficiently, because if I don’t—nothing will get done.
Hitting the gym is one to-do item that can be easily knocked right off my list, so on especially busy days, I make it a priority to get there early. Of course, this may mean having to go straight from a doctor’s appointment, school meeting or other important errand. And with more to do afterward, there isn’t always time to run home, shower and get ready as I normally would.
Luckily, there are some products and tricks I use to feel my best after a workout, even when a shower isn’t possible. In my gym bag, I keep a little kit packed with the following:
Forget the hassle of wetting, washing and re-styling your hair with this must-have, on-the-go shampoo. Apply Acure Organics Dry Shampoo to dry hair for oil and moisture absorption, plus added nourishment from CoQ10 and argan stem cells. It’s color safe and leaves your hair smelling great. I sometimes pull my hair into a ponytail or clip it back after a dry wash for a neat, tidy feeling.
A shiny complexion is inevitable after a good workout. I use these gentle and hypoallergenic facial towelettes for a quick cleanse, without having to lather up and rinse at the sink. They instantly clear away pore-clogging sweat and dirt and make my skin feel clean and soft.
Sometimes, my skin needs a little extra oil control, but I don’t want to wipe away the small amount of foundation I’m already wearing. These facial tissues soak up oil and remove shine without smudging makeup.
This is one of my favorite products because it’s a two-in-one—it moisturizes my skin and adds a light cover of makeup to help even out my complexion. Plus, it protects with added vitamin E and sunscreen.
I use these towelettes to wipe away sweat on my neck, arms and rest of my body. They’re incredibly soft and lightweight, plus they’re naturally scented with grapefruit essential oils. I apply Giovanni Hydrate Grapefruit Sky Body Lotion afterward—it smells amazing!
With these simple tips, no one will know you didn’t have time to shower—and you can tackle that to-do list feeling refreshed and energized for the day!
Southern States Championships top contender Melissa Transou, a figure competitor, wife and mother, blogs about the unique sports nutrition needs of female athletes exclusively for Vitacost.com.