Unless you belong to a $500 a month gym with private showers overstocked with complimentary Kiehl’s, you’re going to need a dopp kit of essentials in your gym bag. Rather than buying a whole arsenal of separate travel size products, do yourself a favor and buy an inexpensive set of “carry-on” size containers at the drug store and fill them up with these great products. Double bonus, the next time you fly, you’ll already by NSA approved.
BODY: Wallet-conscious and super refreshing after a workout, Burt’s Bees Fabulously Fresh Peppermint + Rosemary Body Wash ($8) is the perfect spa in a bottle to soothe your aching muscles. Gentle cleansing won’t strip your skin of natural oils and the fresh, tingly peppermint cools you down after a hot shower.
FACE: After a sweaty workout it’s essential to unclog those pores and slough off dead skin cells to keep you looking fresh. Put your best face forward with Malin + Goetz’s super refreshing Grapefruit Face Cleanser ($30.00). Known for their natural approach to skin care, Malin + Goetz promise the grapefruit extract will purify your skin and restore pH balance to all skin types. Plus, it smells really, really good.
HAIR: Clean your oily, sweaty hair and scalp with a moisturizing shampoo like American Crew’s Daily Moisturizing Shampoo ($18) and eliminate the need for a separate conditioner. American Crew knows what guys like, and this masculine scented, gentle cleansing shampoo is no exception.
MOISTURIZER: Keep your mug looking young and hydrated by using a light, non-greasy moisturizer with UV protection, nothing ages your face faster than sun. A daily use moisturizer like Anthony Logistics For Men Oil Free Facial Lotion SPF 15 ($32) is your best defense.
Don’t neglect moisturizing your body after a hot shower, no one wants to snuggle up to a scaly boyfriend at night. Good old Neutrogena Body Lotion ($6/8.5 oz) won’t break the bank and isn’t heavy or greasy under your clothes.