3 essentials for every gym bag
We might be biased, but nothing beats that post-workout feeling. The sweat is dripping, the endorphins are flowing and the muscles are burning in the best way. It feels even better when you can rinse off right away and take a few minutes to give your skin and body some TLC. The good news is, you don’t need to lug your entire bathroom cabinet with you to the gym.
With these 3 products in your gym bag, you’ll be able to refresh your skin, soothe your sore muscles, replenish your body, and get on with your day before you know it.
#1 A magnesium body spray
It’s no secret we’re big fans of magnesium oil spray, especially after a workout. Known as the ‘magic mineral,’ magnesium is phenomenal for soothing sore, tired and aching muscles, and the oil is a lightweight formula that blends quickly into the skin without leaving a greasy residue.
Once you’ve wrapped up your post-workout skincare routine, move on to your body. Spritz Salt Lab’s Magnesium Oil Spray on any tense areas, then massage it in using circular motions. We use premium-grade magnesium from the Dead Sea, and it lasts up to six months so don’t worry about leaving it in your gym bag for a while.
The magnesium oil is suitable for all skin types, and it’s also great for easing stress and promoting deeper, more restful sleep.
#2 A beauty travel pack
Mini beauty products aren’t just for travel. They’re perfect for the gym, too. When you’re putting together your beauty bag, toss in smaller versions of your favourite natural skincare and haircare products.
The Sukin Essentials Travel Pack has the five minis you need post-workout. It includes a foaming cleanser to lift oil, grime and sweat and leave your skin feeling squeaky-clean, and a travel-sized moisturiser to lock in hydration and soften your skin. If you have time to hop in the shower after your spin class, the citrusy body wash will keep you feeling fresh and clean for hours, and the travel shampoo and conditioner will nourish and hydrate your skin without stripping it of its natural oils.
To feel extra fresh, don’t forget to swipe on deodorant before and after your workout. If you can, try to steer clear of aluminium-based deodorants and pick up a natural deodorant like the Sukin Natural Deodorant.
#3 A healthy post-workout snack
Do you also get ravenous after a workout? You’re not alone. When hunger kicks in after our morning workout, we like to make sure that we have a healthy snack in our gym bag so we don’t get tempted to reach for unhealthy snacks. We know how tempting those doughnuts look when you’re on your way to work, but if you’re trying to stay healthy and fit, you may want to grab something healthier.
That’s why we always have a healthy and delicious snack in our gym bag. Fresh fruits and nuts or seeds are always a winning combination – A magnesium-rich snack like a banana and a handful of almonds, or fresh berries and a couple of cashews, for example. You can also find some healthy energy bars in stores, just make sure to give the ingredients list a read to make sure it only includes natural ingredients!
And to keep your energy levels up all day and help your body recover faster, don’t forget to pack a water bottle (make it a reusable one if you can) and drink lots of H2O throughout the day!
Say bye to sore muscles now
After a gym session, it’s worth taking the time to refresh your skin and soothe any muscles you just worked. Stock up on magnesium body spray online, and check out our friends at Sukin to stock up on natural skincare and haircare. Enjoy the endorphins!