Everyone’s busy. Still, we make time for the gym before work in the morning, squeeze in a spin class on lunch break or go for a quick run before a dinner date—and it feels great. But having to get back to the grind quickly can rob us of that energized post-workout feeling. Without time to complete our usual body-care and beauty routine, we end up feeling sloppy, stinky and no longer quite as… peppy.
Here are a few ways to hold on to the strong, sexy feeling you get after a good workout, even if you don’t have time to shower.
Freshen up: Use a facial cleaning towel such as Giovanni Facial Cleansing Towelettes to wipe away sweat that can clog pores and cause breakouts. These light, cooling towels leave skin feeling clean and fresh—not oily. They’re made with cucumber, which soothes and hydrates, and citrus, which is uplifting and also provides antioxidants your skin needs. Did I mention how convenient they are? I keep a pack in my gym bag and my car.
Soften and scent: After freshening up, apply a layer of lotion to soften skin and dress you up with a light scent. Aura Cacia Body Butter Mango Butter with Refreshing Citrus glides on smoothly and has an invigorating aroma that lingers, yet doesn’t overpower.
Stimulate your senses: If you start to get tired, a spritz of Aura Cacia Patchouli Sweet Orange Aromatherapy Mist is a refreshing way to perk up. It’s all natural, made with orange citrus oil and herbs, and can be used as a quick pick-me-up any time throughout the day.
NPC National Figure competitor Melissa Transou, a fitness expert, wife and mother, blogs about the unique sports and nutrition needs of women and female athletes exclusively for Vitacost.com. Learn more about Melissa in this recent RXMuscle.com spotlight article, connect with her on Facebook or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.