Don’t sweat it

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WE COULD TELL you not to have that ex­tra glass of wine on a school night, but would you lis­ten? The same goes for wear­ing make-up to your work­out. You know it’s not the best idea but, hey, you’ll take your chances. Plus, if it’s a lunchtime class or you’re so­cial­is­ing af­ter­wards, the re­mov­ing/reap­ply­ing rig­ma­role can be more ar­du­ous than the ex­er­cise class. March­ing to your face’s de­fence comes an army of non-come­do­genic cos­met­ics. This means that rather than clog­ging pores and pre­vent­ing tox­ins like sweat and se­bum es­cap­ing, you can per­spire in con­fi­dence know­ing that there will be min­i­mum bac­te­ria build-up. Read: less risk of spots, red­ness and in­flam­ma­tion. It also stops those drops of foun­da­tion or beads of bronzer form­ing on your skin. This make-up magic is down to a new gen­er­a­tion of spe­cially tasked sweat­proof poly­mers that don’t re­act to oil or se­bum on the skin. ‘ They work like a mesh to al­low your skin to breathe but keep other in­gre­di­ents, like SPF or pig­ments, in place,’ ex­plains Dr Tom Mam­mone, vice pres­i­dent at Clin­ique R&D, which uses poly­meric tech­nol­ogy in its Clin­iq­u­e­fit range. ARROW, Birch­box’s work­out make-up, also re­lies on poly­mers com­bined with botan­i­cals like co­conut wa­ter rather than oils and waxes to pre­vent flak­ing, smudges or drips. The for­mula stretches and moves as much as your body, mean­ing you can push your­self to the lim­its with­out wor­ry­ing about panda eyes or sweat-streaked cheeks. Game-face, done.

Wear­ing make-up for work­outs just got the go-ahead, thanks to some fancy new for­mu­las de­signed to bend and flex with your face

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