Stay Fresh: Gym Bag Essentials

Stay Fresh: Gym Bag Essentials

Spring is in the air, and the beach body countdowns are on. Whether you are a seasonal gym rat or a year-long health fanatic, we’ve compiled a list of things that need to find their way into your gym bag.

Cleanse by Lauren Napier Facial Wipes

After working out, your skin can be red, inflamed, and overheated. It’s important to gently remove sweat and oil without stripping or irritating the skin. Cleanse is a gentle but effective way to get rid of sweat, oil, pollutants, sunscreen residue, chlorine, and other impurities without altering the skin’s pH. The ingredients consist of an all-star lineup: water, aloe, cucumber, and chamomile. Also, the cotton blend cloth glides easily over any stubble or facial hair without leaving particles behind. Each towelette is individually packaged so you can take one, or a few, anywhere.

Dermalogica Ultra Calming Facial Mist

Your body can take up to an hour to cool down after a workout, and any creams can make you sweat more. Use this facial mist instead to soothe and hydrate. It also helps to fight free radicals while it calms and will help in preventing future flare-ups.

Balla Body Powder

Two of the best things in life are thick thighs and apple pies. But alas, they are also two of my main reasons for gyming. Chaffing is my least favorite part of working out. Balla Body Powder is a game changer. You can use this aluminum free powder anywhere you feel a rub or heat. Great for your boys, taint, crack, back, armpits, and feet — basically anything that rubs or sweats. Balla is available in three different formulas: regular, fragrance-free, and for those of you who like to feel the wind on your balls, tingle.

Remodeez Odor and Moisture Removers

Gym shoes receive regular abuse and very little maintenance. Socks will help to soak up some sweat and odor, but chances are your shoes will still be a little damp after a great workout. Remodeez uses charcoal derived from coconut husks to eliminate order instead of harsh chemicals that only mask it. After a workout, slip these moldable pads into your shoes, and you won’t have to worry about stinking up your locker or gym bag.

The Laundress Sport Spray

This non-toxic spray adds scent while eliminating odor. Spray one spritz per garment and throw them back into your gym bag. The scent is clean and addictive: leafy greens, sweet oranges, eucalyptus, and jasmine. This spray also has antibacterial properties to kill off any unwanted bacteria. The four-ounce version fits easily into your gym bag without weighing it down.