Summer is just around the corner, which calls for early morning wake-ups (hello daylight saving), #fitspo searching on Instagram and of course, new and inspiring products to make 5am starts much more worthwhile.
It goes without saying that a cold shower is the ultimate remedy for tired muscles after a massive H.I.I.T session. Up your body wash game with Dove’s new Aqua Moisture Nourishing Body Wash; it’s a hydrating formula that easily cleanses sweat, dirt and oil away. Best of all, the NutriumMoisture technology will intensely moisturise the skin, just like the original Triple Moisturising Body Wash, but with a new, lighter feeling. The new aqua-fresh scent smells just like a Summer vacay too – think palm trees, balmy nights… Try Dove Aqua Moisture Nourishing Body Wash, from $7.36
Instead of weighing down your gym bag with bottles of shampoo and conditioner, throw a can of dry shampoo in your kit instead. A quick spritz into the roots of your hair will effectively absorb excess oil and boost volume in limp tresses. But the most impressive part? Give the soles of your feet a light once-over too – it’s ace at soaking up sweat, so you won’t slip around in your heels afterwards. Try TRESemmé Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo, $10.99
A refreshing face mist is what your skin will thank you for post-gym sesh. With added sandalwood, geranium and rosewood extracts, this vitamin E-rich spa buy will uplift your senses and gently calm reddened or inflamed skin in an instant. If it’s good enough for the Four Seasons Hotel in Paris, then it’s certainly good enough for us. Try Sodashi Rejuvenating Face Mist, $69.30
Forget slathering on a heavy base after the gym – it won’t do your skin any good. A BB Cream loaded with essential oils will smooth the skin’s surface, brighten your skintone and protect you from the sun all day long. Pick from three shades: ‘fair’ works well for light and rosy tones, ‘light’ is great for golden tones, and ‘medium’ is perfect for olive skin. Try L’Occitane Immortelle Precious BB Cream SPF30, $50
While contouring like a Kardashian is never a good look during the day, you can fake high cheekbones by ‘strobing’ or highlighting with a creamy and light-reflecting product. Achieve the look by swirling your finger around a pot of RMS Beauty Living Luminiser (the heat from your finger will slightly melt the product, so it’s easier to use), and pat across cheekbones, down the nose, and over your cupid’s bow for a pretty lit-from-within glow. Try RMS Beauty Living Luminiser, $50
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