Most people tend to put a lot of emphasis on their post-workout routine, but did you know that your pre-workout routine can be just as important? Today we are sharing our top 3 pre-workout beauty and health hacks:
1. Cleanse your skin BEFORE your workout
Cleansing your skin post-workout is a given, but neglecting your skin BEFORE you hit the gym can cause just as many problems! If you leave foundation or concealer on your skin and then delve into a sweat-sesh, it could lead to clogged pores and cause breakouts – It’s like getting a facial with your makeup on. Imagine getting your face steamed during your facial while having foundation on. As your pores open, foundation will be clogging your pores, how gross right?
So here’s what we suggest: If you don’t want to go to the gym completely bare, try a clear mascara and brow gel. Just be sure to remove foundation to avoid clogging your pores. Pack natural facial wipes like juicy bamboo cleansing cloths in your gym bag for a quick, healthy cleanse anytime.
2. Drink coconut water
This pre-workout tip is all about catching the problem before it happens, and to be specific the problem we are referring to is post-workout electrolyte imbalance. As we workout we lose electrolytes through our sweat. Depleting your body of electrolytes can cause you to feel fatigued, cause muscle weakness and cramping and headaches. Post-workout sports drinks are popular as they help to restore electrolyte balance in the body, but why not load up before hand? Sipping on coconut water pre-workout will provide all the electrolytes you need, while also making sure you are properly hydrated.
3. Use a non-toxic dry shampoo BEFORE your workout
Yes, you read that right! Using dry shampoo before a workout is a great preventative hack that will save you so much time. Whether you just don’t have the time to wash your hair after working out, or you are trying to stretch that perfect blow-out after a working out, we have the perfect solution.
How to leave the gym with voluminous sweat-free hair:
Spray dry shampoo onto your roots before you exercise so that it can absorb sweat and oil as you’re sweating it out. When you’re finished, towel dry OR blow-dry your hair and give it one last spritz with dry shampoo to add volume and deodorize sweaty roots.
If you’re always on-the-go, we recommend using an aerosol-free dry shampoo like the takesumi detox® overnight dry shampoo. This natural dry shampoo with detoxifying charcoal uses a new spray technology without harmful propellants/aerosol gases making it healthier for your hair.