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GYM SKINCARE TIPS

WORK IT OUT WITH THE SPORTY GIRLS’ SKINCARE ROUTINE.

Go hard or just…have a go? You don’t have to run yourself ragged to enjoy a good work out. Sweat is strictly optional. Fitness flexing not for you? Just find what feels good. And if you follow these tips while you’re getting tip-top, your skin will thank you too.

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SKINCARE ROUTINE FOR YOUR WORKOUT

Exercise is great for the body and mind, but activity can expose your skin to blemish-causing bacteria, which can lead to breakouts. Blemish-prone skin tends to overheat and perspire a little more than other skin types, leading it to produce oil that can build up on the surface over time. But don’t sweat it: we’ve got all the tips you need to keep skin happy through the workout and beyond.

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PRE-GYM ROUTINE

1. Before exercise, remove make-up with our Camomile Cleansing Butter. Sweep this gentle balm over skin and gently buff away, leaving nothing behind that could plug your pores.

2. Avoid post-workout panda eyes by cleansing away any lingering eye make-up with our Camomile Gentle Eye Make-up Remover.

3. Use a refreshing toner like our Vitamin E Hydrating Toner. Your skin needs to be fresh, clean and free to breathe.

WORKOUT YOUR SKINCARE

Different workouts put different parts of your body to the test: your skin responds in unique ways, too. We’ve designed a couple of routines to combat the fresh challenges you face, however you like to exercise. Remember, many of our products come in mini sizes, so it’s easy to pop a complete kit into your gym bag.

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SKINCARE FOR YOGA BUNNIES

The flow’s over, but feeling zen should last long after you’ve rolled up the mat. Extend the ethos of self-care to your skin with a routine of gentle essentials that treat you kindly.

OUR TIPS FOR SKINCARE AFTER YOGA CLASS

The Body Shop Aloe Calming Face Wash

STEP 1: CLEANSE

After mastering your tree pose, bring balance to sensitive skin while removing traces of makeup with the Aloe Calming Foaming Wash.

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The Body Shop Almond Milk and Honey Shower Cream

STEP 2: SOOTHE

Stay in tune with the senses. Lather up with the Almond Milk & Honey Soothing & Caring Shower Cream and wash those worries away.

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The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream

STEP 3: MOISTURIZE

Our hydrating Vitamin E Moisture Cream locks in moisture for up to 48hrs, so you can enjoy that yoga glow long after your class.

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The Body Shop Mandarin Face Mist

STEP 4: REFRESH

Skip the shower and still feel refreshed. Our Mandarin Energizing Face Mist is a pocket-sized pick-me-up. Just spritz over the face and float through your busy day.

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SKINCARE FOR A POST-CARDIO WORKOUT

If you’ve been working up a sweat, a good cleanse will help ease the impact of intense activity. The change in conditions can be a bit of a shock to the skin, especially for those on the more sensitive side. Whatever your skin type, it’s important to cleanse face and body promptly to give it a good chance to recover. Here’s a pattern that works for us…

OUR TIPS FOR SKINCARE AFTER CARDIO

The Body Shop Pink Grapefruit Shower Gel

STEP 1: RINSE

Bursting with the zesty scent of citrus, the sense-tingling Pink Grapefruit Shower Gel will help blast away every sign of your workout.

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The Body Shop Carrot Wash

STEP 2: CLEANSE

Bask in that post-workout radiance and get squeaky-clean from sweat with the Carrot Wash Energising Face Cleanser.

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The Body Shop British Rose Body Yogurt

STEP 3: REPLENISH

Replenish the skin on your body with our lightweight British Rose Body Yogurt. It absorbs in an instant, so no waiting around to get dressed.

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The Body Shop Vitamin C

STEP 4: REHYDRATE

Time to energize your skin. Bring back moisture lost through sweating with a few spritzes of the Vitamin C Energizing Face Mist.

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SKINCARE FOR A POST-SWIM SESSION

Taking a dip can exercise every muscle in the body, but the chlorine can be a little tough on blemish-prone skin. If that’s you, don’t hang up your flippers just yet: you can help minimize the impact of your environment with a good kit in your swim bag, and a gently restorative routine.

OUR TIPS FOR SKINCARE AFTER SWIMMING

The Body Shop Fuju Green Tea

STEP 1: REPLENISH

Chlorine-soaked hair is often dry and tangled. Give it some moisture with the Fuji Green Tea™ Refreshingly Hydrating Conditioner, enriched with hydrating honey.

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STEP 2: RINSE (GENTLY!)

Our foaming Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Clay Wash helps bring skin back into balance and leaves it feeling soft and fresh.

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The Body Shop Drops of Youth Eye Concentrate

STEP 3: REFRESH

With 3 plant stem cells, the Drops of Youth™ Youth Eye Concentrate is a refreshing treat for your sensitive eye area post-swim.

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The Body Shop Almond Milk Body Yogurt

STEP 4: RESTORE

Fresh out the water, your skin craves hydration. Our Almond Body Yoghurt quickly cocoons skin with a veil of moisture to keep you feeling comforted for up to 48hrs.

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