Alright, this will be a bit different to my other two posts, but this will be about the products I use before and after a run. I decided to do this post to cover my two passions, running and beauty products. Cause let's face it, what female doesn't like beauty products right?
After I get my running clothes on, I'll put on deodorant. The one I use and like is Mitchum roll-on. It is an anti-perspirant with powerful protection all day long. It claims to be 24 hour active, and keeps you dry and odour free for up to 48 hours. It's also gentle on skin, won't stain clothes and dermatologist tested. I really like this roll-on as it has a nice scent and seems to work really well for me. I buy mine from my local supermarket.
I then do my hair. I recently purchased a tangle teezer and I absolutely love it! I have really long knotty hair and I can brush my hair very quickly with this hair bush. I purchased mine off beautybliss.co.nz, they have great service and fast postage! I then use a hair tie to put my hair up, often into a high pony tail (running hair styles will be in an upcoming blog post) and use a couple of clips to tame any random bits of hair. I purchase mine from the pharmacy.
I then spray my face with my Sukin hydrating mist toner to freshen up my face. I really love this toner and a lot of other products from Sukin as its a natural skin care range. This toner is alcohol and paraben free. It combines camomile and rosewater to soothe and tone the skin. It is suitable for all skin types. You can use this after cleansing or whenever your skin feels tired or stressed. It's perfect for hot days, long flights or long days in an air conditioned environment. It can be used on face and body, over and under lotions, creams, oils, gels and makeup. After spraying onto my face, I rub it in so that it dries faster. I buy all my Sukin products from Farmers.
Next, I apply some lip balm. This is especially important on cold or windy days. Lately, I've been using my Blistex intensive repair and really like it. I find it very soothing on already dry lips, and helps to protect my lips from wind burn. I buy mine from either a pharmacy or supermarket.
I then apply sunblock to my face. The one I've been using from last summer is by Serene birth products. Look them up on Facebook, they usually only make one batch up in late spring or early summer. This all natural sunscreen is made of organic sunflower oil, zinc, helichrysum roman camomile, coconut oil and organic beeswax. It's approximately spf 25. This product is thick, so a little goes a long way. I brought two tubs at the start of last summer and I've barely used half of my first tub. I'm really impressed with this sunblock and use it on my whole family. I use this during the winter as more of a moisturizer, but also like that it has spf too.
I sometimes use Plasters to stop chafing, there is a particular sports bra that I have to apply Plasters before wearing as I always get chafing from it. It's a pain, and I intend in replacing it soon!
Lastly, after my run if I don't have time to wash my hair, I use a dry shampoo. I had to mention this, I just love this product so much. The best one I've tried is from Batiste. I currently have the cherry scent and love it! This product is an instant hair refresh for all hair types. This dry shampoo is perfect to use between washes. A quick burst revitalises hair and removes any excess grease. Hair feels gorgeously clean and fresh with added body and texture. This is great for my oily hair and after brushing the product through my hair, it looks and smells clean. How easy is that?! I purchase mine from Farmers.
I hope you enjoyed this post. I'd like to know what your favourite beauty products are to use before or after exercise, please leave a comment below :-)