Working out is good for your physical and mental health, but nobody likes how they look when they are doing it. Most people don’t pay much attention to what they wear at the gym, and you often end up sweaty with frizzy hair from the humidity. If you want to look good when you’re working out, here are some beauty and fashion tips that’ll keep you looking Insta-ready.
Find gym-proof make-up
Ideally, you should go barefaced at the gym, as you’ll be sweating out toxins, and when they mix with sweat, this can lead to a breakout. However, some people prefer to have a little make-up on when they workout, so skip the heavy foundation and look for:
- Waterproof mascara
- Light lip balms
- Oil-free foundations
- Mineral powders
Once you’ve finished your workout, cleanse your skin properly by using a decent make-up remover before you hit the shower.
Find a gym hairstyle that works for you
A scruffy ponytail is unlikely to score you any style points at the gym and spending a little time on your hair ensures you don’t have loose strands in your eyes. It also makes it easier to go from the gym to work, without having to spend hours taming your hair.
It’s worth learning a few gym-friendly hairstyles such as braids, so that you can easily put your hair up before your workout and forget about it. These looks can be far more practical than just a ponytail and make you look more put together.
Choose clothes that are practical and stylish
What you wear to the gym will make a big difference to your style. It’s worth investing in some items like athletic shirts that are well-fitted and make you feel amazing. Make sure your gym clothes aren’t too tight or too baggy, or they will be unflattering.
If you sweat a lot when you work out, then make sure you buy gym clothes in fabrics that are comfortable. Moisture wicking fabrics take the sweat away from your skin, so that you won’t end up as a sweaty mess on the treadmill.
Pay attention to your accessories
Certain accessories can help you look and feel better when you are at the gym.
- Sports bra – a well-fitted sports bra will instantly improve the look of your gym outfits and ensure you are kept comfortable when working out
- Sweat bands – while they may be retro, they are useful for quickly wiping away forehead sweat, and you don’t have to opt for bright neon
- A headband – whether you have bangs or loose strands of hair, a headband makes it easier to avoid the sweaty gym look
Having a beauty routine for the gym can help you feel less self-conscious and means you’re less likely to skip workouts. While you won’t want to blow out your hair or complete a full face of make-up, there are a few ways to ensure that you look your best when you hit the gym.