STEP OUT OF THE GYM LOOKING FRESH
There’s no reason why you should walk out all sweaty, tired and sloppy from the gym? Here’s how to look rejuvenated after a rigorous workout session:
Ban bacteria: Wash your face with an antiseptic face wash followed by dabbing a pore-minimising astringent using a cotton swab all over the face. It’ll minimise open pores, help deep-cleanse and keep infections, toxins, and acne at bay. Steamy fun: A steam-sauna bath after workout helps reduce further weight, while the steaming session hydrates the skin from deep within. Slather lavender or rosemary oil on the body for added benefits. Follow up with normal to cool bath. The mane point: Keep the hair away from you face because encounter of dirty hair with facial sweat can cause acne. Tie your hair in a bun — a sock bun or a messy one — or a sleek ponytail. Accessorise with colourful bandanas and head bands to keep sweat away. Shun the red-faced you: For many of us, the face turns red after a workout. Dip a cotton ball in rose water and apply sparingly all over the face – it’ll act as an instant toner and redness pacifier on your skin. Alternatively, freshly spurned aloe vera gel will act a hydrating agent and soothe irritation. Ban that stink: Bad smell is another drawback of intense gymming. However, avoid anti-perspirant deodorants as it may clog the pores of you armpits, causing infection and further smell. Go the old-school way and sprinkle a flowery-fresh talc or an antiseptic talc before you leave for the gym. You can also keep used tea bags inside your shoes to keep the freshness on.