Is your gym bag often bursting with products? Cut the packing list by zooming in on these essential items that will keep you looking and feeling fresh all day.
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Gym bags are notoriously hard to pack, because we’re always on the lookout for the latest It product, whether it’s a waterproof eyeliner, a non-sticky lightweight sunscreen, or a tasty protein bar.
Here, we’ve done the homework for you by narrowing your must-haves to just these items. All are award-winning products from Guardian’s Healthy Beauty Awards this year. Consider your beauty and nutrition needs covered!
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These are lifesavers to cleanse your face quickly before a workout. Even if you don’t have a full face of makeup – and you only use moisturiser and sunblock – it’s worth giving your face a wipe-down to remove the grime and grease before you sweat it out. Because sweat + dirt + oil + beauty product residue is a sure recipe for clogged pores.
For days when you’re dressing to kill (think boardroom meetings and business presentations), the Aprilskin Magic Snow Cushion will be your secret for an instant, natural-looking glow. The cushion formula contains 45 per cent moisturising serum that hydrates your skin without leaving it sticky.
A strong pair of brows will save you from looking gaunt and weak, so it’s worth dedicating a few minutes to fill them in. This Silky Girl brow liner does the job perfectly with an easy-to-control applicator tip that glides on smoothly. Plus, it has excellent colour payoff, so your brows will stay on fleek all day.
The secret to looking and feeling fresh throughout a long day? Use a facial mist. It provides instant hydration that’s also refreshing, and can be used any time you fancy – after cleansing, before moisturising, and even over makeup.
Stave off post-workout hunger pangs and get your protein fix at the same time, by stashing this handy protein bar in your bag. It contains 20g protein per serving – the recommended intake to ensure optimal muscle repair and recovery, and is free of gluten, soy and added sugar.
If you’re constantly on the move, having balanced, nutritious meals can get challenging. One way to ensure you get your essential nutrients in: Carry these multi-vitamin supplements with you. Each tablet contains a combination of B-complex vitamins, vitamin C and essential minerals, like calcium, magnesium and zinc, to help maintain your energy level throughout the day.
For outdoor activities
When you’re looking to reapply sunscreen without messing up your makeup, this Aprilskin sun stick is a good idea. Offering SPF50+/PA++++ protection with a natural beige tint, it’s made from natural ingredients like aloe vera and green tea to nourish and soothe your skin. Best part: It’s palm-sized, so it fits nicely in any makeup pouch.
UV rays are ever-present during the day, even when it’s cloudy. When you’re outdoors, stay protected by spritzing this sunscreen mist over your body. The lightweight formula is water- and sweat-resistant, and has no greasy after-feel – perfect for water sports. Plus, it contains vitamins C and E to fight free radicals and brighten your skin.
After being out in the sun, treat your skin to some TLC by smoothing this aloe vera gel over. It soothes the skin by relieving any signs of rashes, sunburn, chafing and abrasions.
Going for an outdoor boot camp? Stick this on your top to stave off potential insect bites. This DEET-free patch effectively repels mosquitoes using active ingredients such as lemon eucalyptus oil and citronella oil.