Truth be told wearing makeup to the gym is simply a bad idea. The combination of dirt, sweat and makeup clogs the pores and results in the big tomato- like creatures forming on the surface of the skin. But we don’t have to see makeup as the enemy, it is actually can be one of our close friends.
When we are suffering from a “bad” day, when everything seems to be wrong with our appearance (under eye bags, huge zits, oily skin) we turn to makeup (the magic fairy) to make those flaws temporarily disappear. The reality is that when we see ourselves as “confident and beautiful” we get the motivation and zeal to go out into the world and conquer, including going to the gym.
- Tinted Moisturizer: It is a boosted moisturizer that gives lightweight coverage without being too heavy on the skin like foundation. You can also use powder or BB cream.(Lancome Teint Idol Fresh Wear $34.99 Sephora)
- Waterproof Mascara: this is the ideal makeup to wear, it will brighten the eyes making you look “awake” and you do not have to worry about severe raccoon eyes. (L’Oreal Voluminous Waterproof Mascara $5.84 Target)
- Tinted Lip Balm: this will add color to your lips and gives a “put together” yet effortless look. (Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm $2.99 Target)
Also after your workout it is important to clean your face and remove all the makeup!
Makeup can keep sweat, bacteria and other harmful particles trapped under your skin, which can lead to breakouts and blemishes.
Carrying cleansing wipes is your bag is a must!