Essential Steps for On-the-Go Gym Skincare:
1. Never touch your face during your workout.
Bacteria will immediately transfer from the equipment and machines during your workout, so refrain from wiping your face with your hands. Instead, carry a clean towel to wipe off excess sweat.
2. Generously apply sunscreen, especially if you plan to work out under the hot Arizona sun.
A daily sunscreen with physical agents will provide the best protection, and Dr. Prichard looks for main active ingredients like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide.
3. Don’t skip the shower.
A post-workout shower is imperative for removing sweat and bacteria. If you don’t have time for a full body shower, wash your face at the very least.
4. Finish by restoring, protecting, and moisturizing.
Use salicylic acid wipes or toner spray to cleanse your face, neck, and décolletage to prevent breakouts and restore the protective barrier that keeps skin supple and glowing. After a thorough wash, gently massage a fragrance-free moisturizer that has hydrating ingredients like ceramides, glycerin or hyaluronic acid.