Pre & Post Gym Skincare



I hate putting on and taking off makeup, and I hate the idea of wearing makeup to the gym so I was always put off by not really knowing what to do with my skin pre and post workout. I’ve finally got my act together and now have a pre-set routine for pre and post gym sessions so I thought I would share!

Morning Workout: If I’m working out first thing in the morning I’ll just as I am, maybe a quick swipe of Serozinc over my face on a cotton disc and a small amount of La Roche Posay Toleriane moisturiser but otherwise no skincare routine, just a bare face. Then post gym I’ll start my usual morning routine.

Evening/ Lunch time Workout: If I have a full face of makeup on I’ll carefully take off everything but my eyebrows, eye makeup and under eye concealer so at least I still look a little nice but no skin is suffocated. I’ll use a Simple face wipe to take my makeup off and then pop on a little Toleriane Ulta moisturiser, if I don’t have any Simple face wipes then I’ll use a micellar water but I much prefer the ease and speed of a good face wipe. Wipes have a bad rep in the beauty world, but if you’re using them in moderation and not as your sole cleanser I don’t think there’s any harm! Then when I get home I’ll take my eye makeup off and cleanse properly using my usual routine.

Swimming: If I’m swimming I’ll take off everything using a Simple face wipe and then dot on a teeny amount of moisturiser (the usual) and then do a full on cleanse as soon as I’m out of the pool to ensure my skin doesn’t get dry. I like to use a flannel to ensure my skin is super clean post swim too!

That’s about as deep as it gets, if I’m going through a spotty period then after I’ve taken my makeup off in any instance before I head to the gym I’ll dab a teeny amount of Makeup Forever Full Cover concealer on my spots as it’s non comedogenic and waterproof so wont go all gross!

What do you guys do pre and post gym to keep your skin in good condition?



  1. April 13, 2015 / 6:28 pm

    This is a really similar routine to what I do, except I never can work out over lunch 🙂 Full cleanse right away after is so important to get all the sweat off.

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

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