The Best Hair and Beauty Hacks to look Gym Glam
Most of us have a gym beauty routine that consists of taking your makeup off with a wipe and putting your hair in a bun.
Stop right there. With a quick slick of lip balm and a sassy braided hairstyle, you’ll look good at the gym no matter how much you sweat. Check out Proskins top hair and beauty hacks for any budget….
Get your gym face on
Nobody wants to hit the treadmill with a face of makeup, so switch your normal foundation for something lighter and oil-free so your skin can breathe and won’t slide down your face whilst you sweat.
A great gym-proof foundation is Bare Minerals Matte Mineral Foundation SPF15, £26.50 as it is totally natural, gives a flawless coverage and won’t clog your pores.
If you prefer a dewy just-worked-out-glow then try No7 City Light Tinted Moisturiser, £12.50 as while boosting hydration it also has a lightweight feel and gives your complexion a boost with an antioxidant complex.
Have a smudge free finish
Double-duty products are always a good option to pack into your gym bag and the MAC Prep + Prime Fix +, £18 can be used as a primer, to set your makeup so it doesn’t budge or just to hydrate your skin with a dewy glow if you have gone foundation-free.
For on-the-go shine relief you can’t beat NYX Matte Blotting Paper, £5 as they instantly remove shine when patted onto skin and are great to use post-workout to absorb any shine, especially if you have oily skin. A great tip if you’re not near a hairdryer is to sandwich your fringe between two sheets to soak up any moisture. Genius.
Play the long game
Workout friendly brows and lashes have to be able to stay put even through a Spin class.
Benefit’s Goof Proof Brow Pencil, £20 is a glide-on formula that is waterproof and will last upto12 hours and gives you sculpted brows. Then slick on Benefit Ready Set Brow, £20 to keep brows in place through the toughest workout.
For a more affordable option, check out NYX Tinted Brow Mascara, £6 as it tints brows and keeps them in place. To keep lashes fluttering through even the toughest workout and to stop you having panda eyes, you must use waterproof mascara.
Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara, £19 is a cult favourite and doesn’t smudge but we love Maybelline Push Up Drama Waterproof Mascara, £7.99 because it’s totally affordable, lengthens lashes and won’t even come off in a pool.
Keep lips in the clear
Having a smoky eye as your statement look isn’t going to work pre or post gym – no surprise there! Instead hero your lips and go for a healthy-hint-of-colour look.
Firstly get some natural colour into your lips by scrubbing them with a toothbrush then slick Lush Ultrabalm, £9.95 over them as it’s a great all-round product that delivers extra moisture.
And if you do want a lip balm with a hint of colour try Vaseline Rosy Lips, £1.95 – an iconic all-purpose product that you can pop into your gym bag and use to keep your pout perfect while you train.
Hair hacks to try now
Fed up of wearing your hair in a topknot or ponytail to the gym? Need the perfect style to fight the frizz and still look stylish. We’ve got the perfect braided gym hairstyles for you to try and it couldn’t be easier as our Proskins hair how to video gives you a step-by-step guide to two cute styles…