Sunday, 21 September 2014

My after-gym-skincare routine

That was a bit of a mouthful, but yes, I have a post workout skincare routine. This is before I head home after a gruelling workout. I started back at one of the gyms in my area quite recently after having a year off, and I thought about how I never used to moisturise or ex-foliate my skin after my workout until I got home. I would have a shower and wash my hair and that would be it. So I created a little body skincare regime that I would be able to do at the gym and not have to do later on at night. So here you go, this is my after-gym-workout routine!

I absolutely love Soap and Glory products, thankfully my friends and family know this very well, so pretty much every year for christmas and my birthday you can bet on me recieving something from the Soap and Glory range. This means that I have an everlasting stock of these products. 

I start off with washing my hair first, as I think that if I wash my body with scented products, I feel that my shampoo and conditioner takes away the nice-ness (yes I just made that word up) of the body products. So hair is done first. I use shampoo and conditioner at home that is specifically for my hair, as my hair is coloured red and is dip dyed blonde/yellow/kind of gingery colour. I am using the V05 give me moisture range as my hair is a little dried out from the ombre hair dye that I used. I have used this product for a very long time now and it really does help when my hair is damaged. After a gym workout obviously my hair is full of sweat so I wash my hair with the shampoo twice, I dont put a massive amount into my hands as I don't want to be shoving loads of product onto my hair. Once all the shampoo is out I put a small amount of conditioner onto my hair starting at the ends as that is where the most damage is. I'll leave this on for a couple of minutes to try and lock in as much moisture as I can.

I use the Sugar Crush Fresh and Foamy Body Wash. This is the 250ml bottle which fits perfectly in my little wash bag. I love the smell of this product it just smells so sweet and lovely, I could go on and on about the smell of this. Seriously, if you haven't tried this product, you really should be going out to your local drugstore and buying this. It has; Lime oil, coolcapsule X, Kiwi Juice water and a skin softening omega-rich veggie oil. Now if that doesn't get you wanting it I don't know what will. I use this body wash everytime I have a shower, it makes my skin smell so good and feel really soft. I love it. Unfortunately I think this size bottle is only available in the gift sets that come out around Christmas time. However, you can buy the larger size bottle which is 500ml from Boots and it costs £6.50.

 After all the body wash has gone I use Soap and Glory's Flake Away which is a shea butter, sugar and peach seed spa body polish. It smells AMAZING. I use this on my legs as there is nothing worse than scaly dry legs ladies! I do not recommend using this after shaving your legs because there are little ex-foliating beads in this that can sting your skin if there are any abrasions or irritated skin - I'm speaking from experience here, never will I put this on after shaving! This product I absolutely swear by for making your skin feel amazing and so smooth. I always recommend this to all of my friends, it's one of my key staples for my shower routine. You can buy this from Boots for £8.00 for this size tub (300ml) or you can buy a travel size tub which is 50ml and costs £2.50 from Boots.

Finally, once I'm all dried off I use this to moisturise my skin. This is the Sugar Crush Moisture extreme re-energising body buttercream. Wow that's another mouthful! This is the same smell as the body wash as  it uses Lime oils. Smells so lovely and makes your skin super smooth. I have about three tubs of this because I love it so much, plus it lasts forever and I don't think my family realise that I dont actually use a lot of this. This costs £10.50 for a 300ml tub, which yes is a bit costly, but when it lasts for so long I think it's definitely a good buy!

So there you go! My after-gym-skincare routine!



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