Get Clean Quick: 3 Products That Don't Require Water
Whether you’re squeezing it in before heading to the office, or rushing out of work to make it to a class at your favorite gym, exercising during the week can feel like a constant juggle between scheduling, sweating, and staying fresh enough to go on with the rest of your day post-workout. In the summertime especially, the gyms are as crowded as they were during New Year’s Resolution season, meaning elbowing your way to a sink can be a workout in itself. Before you use this as an excuse to skip cleansing that sweat off your skin—which we promise is a fast track to breakout city—read this. The three cleansers below require no water, so you can get clean quick after you’ve finished working up a sweat!
MAKEUP REMOVER WIPES
Making it to the gym after a long day of work can be challenging enough as it is. Throw removing your makeup before breaking a sweat—and washing up post-sweat sesh—into the mix and spending an evening on the couch, eating a tub of ice cream will start to sound like the better option. Not so fast, sister. Keep a package of makeup remover wipes in your gym bag for a quick, easy, and rinse-free cleanse that can be done while sending out your last email for the day or locking your belongings up in the locker room. We recommend Garnier’s Refreshing Remover Cleansing Towelettes for a convenient cleanse that can remove your makeup and other impurities that your skin may have collected throughout the day—no water necessary.
Introducing your ultimate gym buddy: micellar water. French women swear by this innovative solution as it uses micelle technology to attract, trap, and remove impurities from the skin’s surface, sans H2O. Vichy’s Pureté Thermale 3-In-1 One Step Solution is formulated with cornflower extract and pro-vitamin B5 for a cleanse that is strong enough to remove any makeup you may have missed, yet gentle enough to soothe sensitive skin. To use, simply apply the solution to a cotton pad and gently sweep across your face and eye area, starting at the center and working your way out. When you’re in a pinch and can’t get to a shower, use a little micellar water on your chest and back to help ward off post-workout body acne.
No time to wash your hair after a workout? No problem. Keep a bottle of dry shampoo in your gym bag for post workout hair—we recommend the Pillow Proof Blow Dry Two Day Extender Dry Shampoo from Redken. Refreshing and oil absorbing, this dry shampoo can extend your blowout a few extra days and may also soak up any of the oil and sweat your scalp produced between burpees and bicep curls.