Skin care favourites for working out


Skincare favourites for working out
photos taken by the fabulous Daphne Youree Photography

When working out most women still want to feel put together & confident. I always find that if you have a new, fresh & funky gym outfit on, you feel so much more motivated and ready to take on a new challenge. I find the same applies with my skin care. I just love to feel like I look more awake, fresh faced and glowing.

If you feel the same, then keep reading below for lots of hopefully interesting and exciting products for you all :). This is what helps me feel good about my self. I am always in fitness clothes for work so I also want to feel pretty and at least half decent, specially when having to train clients.The great thing about this routine too is it only takes me 5mins to put my self together and feel confident. I never skip these skin care steps as this is what also protects my skin from sweat, germs, the sun and dryness.

First thing in my routine is to cleanse, face serum and moisturise. I do this morning and night to keep firstly my pores clear and then hydrated through out the day and night. This I will do every day what ever session or day ahead.

I used to use really expensive cleansers but recently I found this fabulous company FRE Skincare. I now never get spots and keeps my skin matt so I am not to oily and shinny when working out.

With its breakthrough natural Argania Active Complex, a unique blend of organic Argan oil and Argan leaf water extract, enriched with Argan stem cells, FRÉ specializes in combatting workout-induced skin damage and the signs of aging accelerated by the combination of sweat, intense exercise, sun, pollution, and other environmental factors.

Skincare favourites for working out
FRE skin 123 skincare set

I use their 123FRÉ set. For 30% OFF starting from 12/12/17 use my code ROXYFIT at the check out.

It is a comprehensive 3-step routine that creates a clear complexion and a healthy glow. It combats exercise and sweat-induced skin damage: breakouts, dehydration and aging.

FRE 123 set steps 

Step 1: Protect Me (2 fl. oz / 60 ml) is an ultra-light SPF30 moisturizer. It is water-resistant, won’t clog pores and won’t sting eyes when you sweat. No white cast.

Step 2: Purify Me (5.07 fl. oz / 150 ml) is a hydrating facial cleanser that prevents and treats breakouts, de-stresses and re-balances skin pH, post-workout.

Step 3: Revive Me (2 fl. oz / 60 ml) is a specialized anti-aging serum that boosts fatigued skin with vitamins and minerals, regenerates collagen and skin elasticity, creating an energized healthy glow.

All products are hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested and non-comedogenic.

Step 2 in my routine

I then go on to using Murad Hydro-dynamic eye cream to keep my eyes hydrated

Skincare favourites for working out

It gets rid of the puffiness, dark circles, dryness and uneven skin tones and of course fights the first signs of ageing. I love this one as it really does work and I really feel the difference when I don’t use it.

I wouldn’t recommend this for my younger readers, I would recommend this for ages 25+. I do how ever recommend using some kind of eye cream from the age of 21 as it helps prevent and protect. No7 is what I used to wear and It is also a lot more cost effective.

Step 3

I then love to wear a tinted moisturiser over a foundation when working out as it is more breathable for your skin. It also makes you look more awake and even. The ones that I recommend are :

Skincare favourites for working out
Smashbox BB Water 

This keeps things looking natural (even with SPF 30) It is super lightweight, dewy BB yet—a water-like hydrating formula with all the complexion perfecting benefits of our cream in each drop.

Skincare favourites for working out
Laura Mercier tinted Moisturiser

Delivers advanced skin-caring benefits: Sodium hyaluronate hydrates and softens fine, dry lines. Broad Spectrum SPF 20 UVB/UVA sunscreen plus a power-blend of antioxidant vitamins C and E help protect skin from the damaging effects of the environment.

The finishing touches 

I then finish off dabbing a tiny bit of Nars Illuminator color- Orgasm  on my cheeks to get a all over glow. This colour I think compliments most skin types with its rose gold pinky peach tones through it. I always get compliments when wearing this on my cheeks. I even wore this on my wedding day which lasted all day even in the summer heat :).

To make my lips pop and stand out (if you know me this is something I have to have on every day). I always use Estee lauders double wear lip liner in the color Mauve. its the perfect nude rose colour that lasts all day (this thing never budges) with out drying out your lips.

Skincare favourites for working out
Nars Illuminator
Skincare favourites for working out
Estee lauder lip liner

last not not least. I love to finish off this routine with a refreshing setting mist. Belle force –  French shower. I also love to carry this around with me in my gym bag as it’s so refreshing specially after a tough workout.  French shower is an instantly refreshing post-sweat spritz with refreshing mint ingredients which cools skin on contact, while witch hazel’s antibacterial properties keep things fresh.

Skincare favourites for working out
French shower Belle Force

Evening routine 

In the evening before I use the Fre exfoliator I use an oil based cleanser to melt the make up off my skin and also put oils back in to my skin that I need.

Skincare favourites for working out
Green clean Farmacy cleanser

The oil based cleanser I use is the FARMACY Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm with Echinacea GreenEnvy

The balm features sunflower oil and ginger root oil to gently cleanse and nourish the skin for a glowing complexion. Extract of the Moringa tree, a native tree to India and Africa, helps to purify and refresh skin by removing impurities caused by pollution.

At night I then use Astral (thicker moisturiser) which is a real beauty bargain ;). I came across this product in a magazine article and its what Joanna lumley swears by. It only costs $6 and is amazing for hydrating the skin over night.

Skincare favourites for working out

Before I go to sleep I also use this little beauty

Skincare favourites for working out
Kiehl’s midnight recovery
Kiehl’s midnight recovery Concentrate

: Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate. A replenishing nighttime facial oil with distilled botanicals that visibly restores the appearance of skin by morning. It is also fabulous for using during long haul flights to prevent  skin dehydration and it actually really works.

Skincare favourites for working out
Photo taken my the fabulous Herby Joseph

Please feel free to leave me a comment on products you like to wear  and if any of these products have worked for you.
I love to hear from you all :).

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