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Active Beauty for Active Beauties

Active Beauty for Active Beauties
Team LF
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Choosing the right beauty products when you're a sports fanatic is essential to keeping your skin and hair healthy.

When you workout, you need hardworking products that match your intense workouts and help to keep you looking your best no matter how much sweat your routine throws at you.

These are some of our active beauty favourite tips and products, which are excellent at working just as hard as you to deliver the visible results you want to see.

Use Sunscreen

If you are exercising outdoors, something you should never scrimp on is suncream. While you may not think you're sunbathing, a 1 hour workout can actually soak up more rays than you think.

On your face, try the ELEMIS Pro Collagen Marine Cream with SPF 30. The lightweight yet nourishing cream offers broad spectrum protection and helps to improve skin elasticity, so your complexion gets a workout as you exercise.

Shiseido's Wet Force Sun Lotion helps to hydrate the skin as it protects, keeping you healthy and glowing. Plus, the formula is sweat resistant, meaning you can exercise in it without it feeling sticky or heavy.

If you prefer a sunscreen that spritzes, try Filorga's UV Bronze Mist. Not only is it SPF 50, so offers top protection, it also contains Vitamin H which improves skin radiance and helps to enhance your natural tan too.

Tie your Hair back

Keeping your hair tied back while you workout can actually help you from getting breakouts on your face as it stops sweat from touching your skin from your hair. There's nothing worse than jumping around a cardio class with your hair bobbing all over the place, feeling sticky and heavy, so make sure you always have some tie backs on hand.

The Power Hair Ties from Invisibobble are strong and sturdy and won't come out no matter how hard you workout.

If you love to use a hair mask, but can't find the time in the week, try using one in your exercise routine. The Philip Kingsley Elasticizer can be put on your hair and left on while you workout, to reveal bouncy locks afterwards.

Keep your Skin (and shoes) Fresh

The multipurpose Australian Bodycare Spray can be used on your face, body and even in your sports shoes to help sanitise them and keep them smelling fresh! Naturally antibacterial Tea Tree Oil helps to reduce the chance of breakouts on the skin from exercise related activities, and instead will leave your complexion clear and healthy.

Don't forget your Hair SPF

Don't forget that if you're exercising outside, you don't just need to protect your skin, but your hair too. UV rays from the sun can cause dulling locks and weakened fibres, so they always need protection.

System Professional's Solar Shampoo shields your hair from damaging UV rays and helps to keep it soft and healthy. Plus, if you enjoy swimming but hate the feeling of chlorine in your locks, this shampoo will help to remove all traces.

Massage your Muscles

Mio's Workout Wonder Ball is excellent at relieving tired and aching muscles thanks to its unique blend of relaxing botanical ingredients. Fuelled with Arnica and Fruit extracts, the rollerball glides over sore muscles to reduce tension and inflammation and leave you feeling relaxed and at ease.

For something a little more indulgent, have a massage after your workout to help relieve sore and overworked muscles. The ELEMIS Musclease Active Body Oil contains a blend of pure essential oils to soothe sore muscles and leave your body feeling relaxed and calmed.

Add a Little Glamour

The Genuine Glow Lip Tint from Estée Lauder provides a light tint on the lips without feeling sticky or heavy, making it perfect to wear if you want a little flush of colour during your workout. It also helps to keep your lips soft and hydrated throughout, so your pout stays perfect and plumped up.

After the Gym

Once you have finished your workout and cleansed your skin and body, keep a blusher and highlighter on hand to add a gorgeous flush of colour and radiance to your skin when you leave the gym.

Benefit's Galifornia and theBalm's Mary Lou Manizer make the perfect coral and light-reflecting summer combination.

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