Before you get your next fitness fix, be sure you’ve got the right skin, hair and makeup products to match your workout.
If you’re into running
Whether jogging is part of your morning ritual or you’re more into the whole marathon thing, you’ve got to look after your joints! 1. Origins Warm Down Warming Lava Scrub, $66, will promote circulation and relieve any of those post-run aches.
Keep the red face at bay by applying a soothing product like 2. Jurlique Calendula Redness Rescue Calming Mist, $90, before your run. Calendula and chamomile help to comfort your skin while the other active ingredients, like cucumber and aloe vera, help cool it down.
It may be one of the worst exercise truths, but where there’s sweat, there’s often chafing. Guard against this by applying 3. Antipodes Saviour Skin Balm, $69, to any area that’s prone to rubbing, such as your thighs.
If you’re into team sports
You wouldn’t want to be self-conscious about how you smell when you’re in close contact with others, so be sure to keep a deodorant handy. Try 4. NIVEA Whitening Powder AntiPerspirant Roll-On, $4.90.
Avoid cracks, peeling and the general pain of sunburnt lips with a balm like 5. Mentholatum Therapy Lip Gel, $4.50. Apply at least 20 minutes before a game.
Long, sharp nails and team sports don’t exactly go together. Smooth and shape your nails with 6. Sephora Glass Nail File, $19.
If you’re into
Those with bleached tresses will be familiar with the green tinge that can come with spending extended periods in the pool, but chlorine can damage every hair colour and type. Protect your hair with 7. Aveda Sun Care Hair and Body Cleanser, $46.
If you’re more likely to be found in the surf, protect your locks from damaging UV rays and salt water with 8. Aveda Sun Care Protective Hair Veil, $50.
Salt, sun and chlorine can strip moisture from your skin, which explains the itching and flaking that can occur after a dip. Combat sun exposure and dryness, and bring your skin back to its pre-swim state, with 9. The Body Shop Aloe Soothing Gel, $24.90.