Hit the gym – and look good doing it

Hit the gym - and look good doing it.

Some women might scoff when I tell them I wear makeup to the gym. Although it may seem silly to get dolled up before sweating your butt off on the treadmill, I simply feel better about myself when I can cover up my acne-prone skin and hide those bags under my eyes. Seeing an image I like in the mirror might just make me do a few extra lunges (I said might).

That said, you don’t want to look like a prom queen when you’re pumping iron. To get your face primed for a workout, you only need a few multi-purpose items. Basically, the aim here is to look like a fresh, natural you.

BB cream is my go-to for the gym, because in one simple step I can moisturize, tone, prime and cover my skin woes. If you’re pale like me, you also might need a little pre-workout flush. I use a little bit of cheek stain to give a natural glow that won’t look weird once I start sweating. If you tend to get really red during your workouts, skip this step.

Top this off with a little bit of waterproof (read: sweatproof!) mascara and a tinted lip balm, and you’re ready to get moving!

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Casey Summerland
By: Casey Summerland

Casey Summerland is a healthy lifestyle writer from Connecticut. She is always on the hunt for the hottest new fitness trend and when she isn't running around Jersey in search of chia seeds (they're delicious - Casey promises!) you'll find her training for her very first Tough Mudder race.