There’s nothing like the rush and satisfaction you get after a good and intense workout sesh. You’re hit with a sudden burst of energy and motivation; your blood is pumping, and you feel like you’re on top of the world. However, there could be something setting off and killing your fitness mojo, as feeling great internally doesn’t exactly mean that you’re not sweating like crazy out there. We think everyone knows what we are talking about: you get all sticky, your hair is a mess, and you sure don’t smell like rainbows and roses. And if you’re sweating, this could clog your pores and creates breakouts, especially if you already have acne-prone skin. 

When it comes to exercising, we might not think much about what goes into our gym bags past our sports leggings and towels. Indeed, when you decide to hit the local gym-whether to run on that cardio machine or to lift some weights- skincare or hair care products are not exactly the first items that come to mind while making up a list of items you want to have on hand. However if you’re planning on showering in the locker room, or even just quickly freshening up after becoming like a sweaty betty- you could never go wrong with a few beauty products at your disposal in your gym bag. From hair styling to skin care products, making small tweaks to your post-gym routine can benefit the look and feel of both our hair and skin. Basically, get ready to update – or if you don’t already have one, to create – your gym beauty routine.

Here’s the ultimate guide to everything you need to stash in your gym bag to get you through exercising and after (and get this: even if you skip the shower). With these 6 Cozmada essential products, you’ll always be leaving the gym as fresh as a daisy.

Fresh Hair 250ml

It’s okay to admit it: washing your hair in a locker room can get on your last nerves, and it usually sucks. You’d have to wait in line for your turn, and then you’d have to accelerate the process so you don’t hold up the line. Plus you’d be exhausted from your workout, and if it’s cold outside, you’d need to blow-dry your hair before you leave, which is extremely time-consuming. That’s where dry shampoo comes in to the rescue. If you’re in dire need to wash your messy hair for some brunch plans or quick run to the office after gym, simply blast your roots with a dry shampoo. It’ll blot at oily roots, banish any signs of greasiness, and leave your ends with a fragrant scent so you’re good to go. Try Kevin Murphy Fresh Hair: it doesn’t take that much space in your bag, and gives fine, limp hair a boost while soaking up any excess dirt and oils along with all your sins from the workout before. It is a hardworking dry shampoo, which instantly freshens and deodorizes to transform hair back to bouncy and fresh locks.

Kevin Murphy Fresh Hair

Swiss Skin Solution Skin Vitality Alpine Micro-Mist 125ml

A lot of people suffer from sensitive skin, and workouts can cause your skin to get irritated pretty easily. Why? Well, when you sweat, you lose some water during the process through the skin which could lead to hydration and dryness. A spritz of calming and soothing face mist could be just the right skin care product to have by your side post-workout to cool down and immediately restore hydration, diminish any sign of dryness, and quickly nourish our complexions with beneficial ingredients. Try the Mavala Swiss Skin Solution, an ultra-fine mist high in provitamin A that offers toning and antioxidant properties. It is also formulated with organic acids providing gentle exfoliating properties to give an immediate radiant glow. Spray this fine mist over your face and neck and leave to naturally dry for maximum results.

Mavala Swiss Skin Solution

Power Hyaluronic Intensive Moisturizing Emulsion

Oh, the power of a good moisturizer... Yes, you heard it here first: a moisturizer is your best friend, before and after you workout. Moisturizing your face is essential to keep it calm while you sweat your heart out, and to soothe the redness and itchiness you feel when you’re done. When you’ve been sweating, the capillaries on your skin dilate, which brings more blood to its surface, and that’s why you sometimes find your skin red after a workout. Of course, this is temporary but cooling ingredients such as the ones in a lightweight moisturizer formulated for this type of incidents can help tamp this down. Apply the Power Hyaluronic Intensive Moisturizing Emulsion to help with redness, blemishes and encourage a healthy glow that accompanies your gym body glow. This moisturizer is formulated with high content in hyaluronic acid that penetrates deeply to the lower layers of the skin, and incorporating it into your post-gym routine will not only help to remove any remaining dirt and sweat but will hydrate and leave your skin feeling fresh and rejuvenated for the rest of the day.

Skeyndor Power Hyaluronic Intensive Moisturizer

Swiss Skin Solution Pore Detox Perfecting Foaming Cleanser 165ml

This one is a given: it is super important to strip your skin of the salt contained in your sweat! You need to wash your face after a work out to cleanse away sweat and bacteria because leaving sweat on your face post-workout causes irritation and dehydration. Try the Swiss Skin Solution Pore Detox Perfecting Foaming Cleanser which gently cleanses, and purifies your skin. With just one press on the pump, this lotion tansforms into a light foam that removes make-up, urban toxins and impurities. Its physiological ph, soap-free micellar formula, unblocks pores without drying the skin.

Mavala Pore Detox Foaming Cleanser

Skin Solutions Illuminating Multi-Perfection Bb Cream Natural 40ml

We know, we know, BB creams are makeup. However, trust us, BB creams have skin care benefits, and they are definitely worth making space for in your gym bag. With a lightweight texture that evens out skin tone, BB creams feel comfortable on the skin after a grueling and intense workout. You can try using our Skin Solutions Illuminating Multi-Perfection Bb Cream Natural, a blend of 24h hydration, marine "airbrush effect" particles and a bb cream, this hybrid product, created exclusively by Thalgo, reveals blemish-free skin. Sèvebleue des océans fills the skin with water, while algae sugars smooth the skin's micro-relief, allowing the radiance-boosting pigments to even and enhance the complexion, making it the perfect option for a post-workout glow.

Thalgo Illuminating Bb Cream

Kerasilk Style Smoothing Sleek Spray 75ml

Suppose you’re not in a rush after an exercise, and you want to leave the gym with your hair all washed and styled up. We advise you to invest in our Kersailk Style Smoothing Sleek Spray so you don’t have to blow-dry your hair (which, let’s face it, will probably take up a lot of time and will do damage to your hair if it’s not a good product). The kerasilk style series by Goldwell is a smoothing sleek spray ideal for unmanageable hair, as it gives it suppleness. In addition, it protects your hair from heat and ensures a faster smoothing. Not only that but it does not stick your hair but rather leaves visible, silky smoothness for an amazingly sleek finish with remarkably weightless, silky-feeling hair!

Goldwell Kerasilk Style Smoothing Sleek Spray