The PRÊTE Team's Gym Bag Beauty Essentials
Ever looked in the mirror after a hard gym session and seen an almost unrecognizable person staring back at you? Yeah, us too. (Hello, bright red sweaty mess!)
And while very few women would ever claim to feeling their most beautiful right after a workout, that sweaty glow, and the almost euphoric feeling that comes with it, is part of the reason we workout to begin with.
So what happens when you have something else to do right after your workout? Maybe something that requires you to look semi-human?
Luckily the PRÊTE team has the answers. I crowd-sourced our office for everyone’s gym bag beauty must-haves and unsurprisingly they didn’t disappoint. Check out their post workout essentials to help refresh and revitalize you. Meaning you can skip to Sunday brunch sans shower, but still feeling your finest.
What do you pack in your gym bag?
Nina, CEO + Founder
Rose Gold Bobby Pins, Bando $12 - These are really pretty and come in a cute little case, meaning your not fishing around in the bottom of your bag trying to find one.
Death Valley Dry Shampoo, R+Co $17 - It smells amazing, makes my hair look refreshed and comes in a travel size can. Perfect for toting around.
Sophie, Editorial Director
Rose Water Face Spray, Mario Badescu $12 - This stuff is so refreshing and on your skin and helps reduce any redness. And I love the smell. I spray it all over my face and chest.
Wave and Shine Spray, Oribe $39 - A little on the pricey side but soooo worth it. This spray acts like a dry shampoo by absorbing extra oils but adds texture and volume for a little extra oomph. And it smells divine. (Clearly i am attracted to products that smell good).
Micro Compact Folding Dryer, T3 $150 - For times when I need a little more help, this awesome travel dryer comes to the gym with me. It folds up, so takes up zero room, but dries my hair in super fast time. Plus, it's PINK!!! Obsessed!
Natalie, Director of Operations
Headband, Goldsheep $25 - This headband is really lightweight but holds everything in place, and protects my face from sweat. But also it looks super cute with your hair up or down, great if you are transitioning your look for a post workout brunch.
Citrus Creme Deodorant, Soapwalla $19 - I tried over a dozen different 'natural' deodorants and this was by far my favorite. It smells good, goes on smooth and lasts through the hardest workout. I try to convert everyone to it!
Olivia, PR and Marketing
Pekee Bar, Drunk Elephant $28 - I need to wash my face as soon as have worked out so I always have one of these on hand. It isn't drying but actually makes my skin feel clean and moisturized while reducing redness.
Twist Brush + Mineral Foundation, Sweat Cosmetics $42 - If i'm feeling extra vain i'll throw on Sweat Face Power before my workout. It's a tinted powder that is supposedly sweat resistant so stays put during my workout.
Samantha, Health and Wellness Contributor
Protect + Detangle Spray, Beauty Protector $23.50 - This spray is perfect for getting that post-workout slicked back look, while conditioning your hair and making it smell amazing.
White Tea Cleansing Face Wipes, Burt's Bees $13 - I use them for an all over refresh. They aren't harsh or irritating to my skin and have a fresh, light scent.