When it comes to working out hard, sometimes it isn’t under the most glamorous of circumstances. We can find ourselves bright red and covered in sweat, wheezing out of breath, and smelling like something died in the cupboard.
However unglamorous getting ourselves to this point can be, however, it is incredibly beneficial to our health and our figures. Working out regularly will not only make you feel great but look great too. So how do we balance working out hard and still manage to keep ourselves glamorous? Here are some tips for maintaining your beauty while getting your sweat on.
Wear Protective Gear When Necessary
When it comes to getting an intense workout in while doing something that might injure you, you want to make sure that you take the proper precautions. This means doing things like using a helmet while cycling or wearing a mouthguard while boxing. You wouldn’t want to get punched in the face or break your neck – let’s face it, neither of which are glamorous at all.
Taking the proper measures in order to keep yourself not only looking good but avoiding injuries is something you will want to make sure you do above all else.
Make Sure Your Beauty Treatments Withstand The Sweat
If you have things like acrylic nails, hair extensions, or eyelash extensions, make sure that they are up to the task of withstanding your workout.
If you do things like hot yoga, your eyelash glue is going to melt off in no time. This will not only look haggard and disheveled, but you will have wasted all the money and time you spent getting them done. The same goes for nails which aren’t going to do very well under boxing gloves.
Ensuring that the beauty extras that you get done are compatible with your workout are essential when balancing glamor and sweat.
Always Shower After A Workout
When you build up a sweat your pores are full of sweat and bacteria which can lead to unpleasant smells and acne. Make sure that you always take a shower after building up a sweat, if not for yourself, then at least for your friends who have to smell you afterward.
If you can’t shower immediately because you have run an errand or your gym doesn’t provide showers, then at least change your clothes so you’re not soaking in sweat.
Invest In Some Cute Workout Clothes
It can take some of the ease off of how red and sweaty you feel while working out by buying some cute workout clothes. Whether it’s a cute co-ord, or some high quality tracksuits – treat yourself and make yourself feel good when working out.
This way you can feel just a little bit glamorous while heaving and sweating. This small boost of confidence can be the extra push you need to go one step further in your workout.