The Post-Workout Picks

You may be thinking that some sort of alien has taken over my body, but I've actually started getting into the habit of going to the gym a couple times per week. I realized I kept having to ask for help to lift heavy things at work, so it motivated me to start working to get stronger. Luckily my boyfriend knows his way around the weights a bit, so it's like having a personal trainer and gym buddy all in one. 

My favorite part of the workout, of course, is coming home and treating my skin. Nothing feels better than some nice skincare after sweating it out at the gym. A face mist is essential to me, and my favorite is probably the Herbivore Botanicals Rose Hibiscus Facial Mist. The rosewater gives it a beautiful relaxing scent and helps soothe overheated skin. I also love to take the chance to use a face mask. I've got a few options depending on how my skin's feeling. If it's feeling really clogged and sweaty, I'll always reach for the TULA Exfoliating Treatment Mask.* It's slightly cooling and tingly, and you can really feel it cleaning out the skin. If I'm just feeling overheated and tired, I go for the Belif First Aid Anti-Hangover Soothing Mask. This gel mask really sinks into the skin, leaving it super hydrated, and it helps cool everything down as well. Sensing a theme here? When I want a bit of a combination of benefits from both masks, I pick the Sea 2 Skin Active Hydration Mask.* This works to both remove dead skin and nourish the complexion with ingredients like marine collagen, hyaluronic acid, and rosehip oil, so it leaves my skin absolutely glowing. 

Even though I shower after getting home from the gym, sometimes I still feel like I could use some freshening up - that's where the Anese Don't Be Sorry, Be Sexy Hydrating Body Elixir* comes in handy. It feels nice and refreshing to spritz all over, and I absolutely love the Marshmallow Pine scent. It really seems to reinvigorate me. And because I'm addicted to lip balm no matter what time of day, I always have to have the Glossier Mint Balm Dotcom around post-workout. Again, everything I go for is super refreshing to try and cool myself down as quickly as possible, so the minty-ness of the balm is perfection.

Once I get home I love making myself a smoothie, and lately I've been adding in a scoop of the Vital Proteins Collagen Beauty Greens* before I blend everything up. This powder combines raw organic greens, marine collagen peptides, hyaluronic acid, and probiotics. I really have noticed a difference in both my skin and my energy since using this consistently. My skin definitely has more of that glow I'm craving, and I've noticed my nails have been growing a lot more quickly as well. I love that adding this to my fruit smoothies adds in a helping of healthy greens, because I'm usually not the best when it comes to eating vegetables. I definitely recommend putting it into a smoothie or something similar though - I'm not a huge fan of the flavor on its own. But the taste disappears when blended into a smoothie, so I've still been absolutely loving adding this to my post-workout routine.

Do you have any good workouts I should try? What products are your favorites to use after working out?

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