SKINCARE ROUTINE FOR YOUR WORKOUT- You don’t have to run yourself ragged to enjoy a good work out. Sweat is strictly optional. Fitness flexing not for you? Just find what feels good.
Exercise is great for the body and mind, but activity can expose your skin to blemish-causing bacteria, which can lead to breakouts. Blemish-prone skin tends to overheat and perspire a little more than other skin types, leading it to produce oil that can build up on the surface over time. But don’t sweat it: we’ve got all the tips you need to keep skin happy through the workout and beyond.
• Before exercise, remove make-up with our Camomile Cleansing Butter. Sweep this gentle balm over skin and gently buff away, leaving nothing behind that could plug your pores.
• Avoid post-workout panda eyes by cleansing away any lingering eye make-up with our Camomile Gentle Eye Make-up Remover.
• Use a refreshing toner like our Vitamin E Hydrating Toner. Your skin needs to be fresh, clean and free to breathe.
Different workouts put different parts of your body to the test: your skin responds in unique ways, too. We’ve designed a couple of routines to combat the fresh challenges you face, however you like to exercise. Remember, many of our products come in mini sizes, so it’s easy to pop a complete kit into your gym bag. The flow’s over, but feeling zen should last long after you’ve rolled up the mat. Extend the ethos of self-care to your skin with a routine of gentle essentials that treat you kindly.
STEP 1: CLEANSE
After mastering your tree pose, bring balance to sensitive skin while removing traces of makeup with the Foaming face Wash.
STEP 2: SOOTHE
Stay in tune with the senses. Lather up with the Almond Milk & Honey Soothing & Caring Shower Cream and wash those worries away.
STEP 3: MOISTURISE
With hydrating Vitamin E Moisture Cream locks in moisture for up to 48hrs, so you can enjoy that yoga glow long after your class.
STEP 4: REFRESH
Skip the shower and still feel refreshed. With Mandarin Energising Face Mist is a pocket go. Just spritz over the face and float through your busy day.
SKINCARE FOR A POST-CARDIO WORKOUT
If you’ve been working up a sweat, a good cleanse will help ease the impact of intense activity. The change in conditions can be a bit of a shock to the skin, especially for those on the more sensitive side. Whatever your skin type, it’s important to cleanse face and body promptly to give it a good chance to recover. Here’s a pattern that works for us…
STEP 1: RINSE
Bursting with the zesty scent of citrus, the sense-tingling Satsuma Shower Gel will help blast away every sign of your workout.
STEP 2: CLEANSE
Bask in that post-workout radiance and get squeaky-clean from sweat with the Carrot Wash Energising Face Cleanser.
STEP 3: REPLENISH
Replenish the skin on your body with lightweight British Rose Body Yogurt. It absorbs in an instant, so no waiting around to get dressed.
STEP 4: REHYDRATE
Time to energise your skin. Bring back moisture lost through sweating with a few spritzes of the Vitamin C Energising Face Mist.
SKINCARE FOR A POST-SWIM SESSION
Taking a dip can exercise every muscle in the body, but the chlorine can be a little tough on blemish-prone skin. If that’s you, don’t hang up your flippers just yet: you can help minimise the impact of your environment with a good kit in your swim bag, and a gently restorative routine.
STEP 1: REPLENISH
Chlorine-soaked hair is often dry and tangled. Give it some moisture with the BODY SHOP Fuji Green Tea Refreshingly Hydrating Conditioner, enriched with hydrating honey.
STEP 2: RINSE (GENTLY!)
With foaming Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Clay Wash helps bring skin back into balance and leaves it feeling soft and fresh.
STEP 3: REFRESH
With 3 plant stem cells, the Drops of YouthTM Youth Eye Concentrate is a refreshing treat for your sensitive eye area post-swim.
STEP 4: RESTORE
Fresh out the water, your skin craves hydration. With Almond Body Yoghurt quickly cocoons skin with a veil of moisture to keep you feeling comforted for up to 48hrs.
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