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Should you wear makeup to the gym?

 

Many women I meet wear makeup to the gym.  As a person who hates the feel of makeup on her skin, wearing it to workout sounds terrible.  Is there anything worse than sweating during CrossFit with a full face of makeup?  Think of a combination of foundation, powder, and blush mixed with sweat, dripping down your face.  This is not going to attract the right attention from the man of your dreams and dermatologists do not recommend it.

 

However…I totally understand why women wear makeup to the gym.

 

Think about this:  You’ve just invested hundreds of dollars on Lululemon workout gear, the best Nike shoes available, not to mention the gym membership.  Are you going to the gym without an amazing face to match this equally amazing apparel?  No way! 

 

If you aren’t one to go bare skinned before a workout or you simply do not have time to wash your face before you hit the gym, the following tips are recommended.

 

  • Remove your foundation with makeup wipes.  Your pores open up when you sweat during exercise and foundations only clog them.  Without it on your face, your skin can breath.

 

  • Use waterproof products on your eyes.  This prevents them from running and irritating your eyes during your workout.

 

  • Avoid blush.  Definitely a no.  You already get that wonderful, natural flush during physical activity.

 

  • Apply a lip stain for long wearing color on your lips.  This will brighten up your face without causing irritations when you sweat.

 

  • Skip moisturizer.  You are going to sweat this off the second you hit the stair master.

 

  • Fill in your brows with Stila’s waterproof brow pen.  This wonderful product will not clog your pores, and it won’t come off during the 100 plus degrees hot yoga class.

 

Going bare skinned can be life changing for your skin.  You will reap short-term and long-term benefits and with these tips you don’t have to go completely naked.  It’s like a trip to the sauna, sweating out those harmful toxins.  However, it can’t happen under a blanket of what will turn into goo.

 

Taking care of your skin is one of the best ways to prolong the aging process and help your makeup look great.  After all, if your skin looks good, your makeup will look that much better!

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