When it comes to workouts and the gym, I think everyone has their own little routines for how stuff should be done, whether its what day you do legs, or what order you do your weight circuit in, it starts to become ingrained into us.
I think that when you’re working so hard on your fitness, its important to remember to look after yourself in other ways – your skin, your body and also your general happiness, and I’ve developed a bit of a routine for what I like to do after I’ve just smashed a session to relax and rejuvenate myself so I’m ready to take on the rest of the day.
1. Stretch in the shower
Probably one of the weirdest parts of my shower habits, but while I’ve still got my muscles warm, I tend to get some more stretching done under the hot water, and if I’ve been on a long run, I’ll do this in the bath too.
2. Moisturise my face
I can’t pretend I’m one of those girls in the gym who never sweats. I’m a workout til I’m bright pink and got a drip of sweat on the mat kinda gal 90% of the time, and I find that its my face more than anywhere else that really dries out as a result. I use either Nivea Soft Cream or Nivea Sensitive Day Cream and sometimes go for two applications depending on how my skin is feeling.
As soon as I’m showered and feeling fresh, I’ve gotta make sure I’m gonna keep feeling fresh for the rest of the day! I’ve recently been using Soft & Gentle 0% Aluminium*, which is not only great for sensitive skin, but I also love the fact that its vegan and cruelty free, which is a huge selling point for me, and the cans are a great size for fitting into my gym bag.
4. Clean and comfy socks
I normally walk home from the gym, so this is a treat I’ll save for when I get home, but I love putting on a fresh pair of super comfortable socks. Right now, my favourite pair for this is my Brad Feet socks* from Chatty Feet because they are so soft as well as wonderfully whimsical!
5. A fresh dusting
Once I’m dry, nothing tops off that fresh feeling more than a sprinkling of dusting powder! Lush Fairy Dust is my absolute favourite because I adore and smell and the sparkliness!
Do you have a post-workout care routine?
*these products were sent to me for review. All opinions are my own