Published on 13th March 2017
A great grooming routine and a great gym routine are two of the most important cornerstones to looking and feeling your best. With both the results you get are largely determined by the effort you put in, with consistency being key!
Going to the gym is great for our bodies, however it can put our skin & hair under increased stress with heat and sweat being a natural side effect of high intensity exercise.
So what grooming products should make their way into our gym bags to ensure we leave the gym as fresh as we entered.
Shampoo and conditioner – During a workout your body is likely to sweat and with the hair on your head acting as an insulator, this is where you will be likely to notice a high accumulation. Whilst this is natural, if left alone sweat can have a drying effect on the scalp that will do it no favours. Try using a 2 in 1 shampoo and conditioner, which will replenish the nutrients needed to create a clean and healthy environment whilst not taking up to much space in your gym bag.
Oil controlling face wash – Similarly to your hair you will not want to let sweat sit on your face for any prolonged period of time as dirt and impurities that have built up in your pores will be contained in this sweat which can lead to breakouts! Try using a face wash that focuses on oil reduction to remove the impurities and refresh the skin!
Moisturiser – After showering and removing the grime associated with sweat it is time to give your skin a bit of TLC. A facial moisturiser is key but remember that its not just your face that needs attention, the skin on your whole body endures the same stresses and a moisturising body spray is a quick way to cover the rest of your body!
Fragrance – Finally we of course want to smell fresh so make sure to include a bottle of your favourite fragrance in your gym Bag.
Depending on the time of day you work out and your personal look you may wish to add a few other products, but the above list covers all the main bases and means you wont be lugging half your bathroom cabinet around!
Keep Grooming & Keep Gyming Gentlemen!
By Laurence Culloty – The Gentleman’s Grooming & Lifestyle Show