Cleansing your skin before working out and being cautious about the amount of makeup you wear to the gym is from major importance. So, if you want to know what could be the right routine to stick to pre-workout, have a read.

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Before Your Morning Workout

For those of us who workout in the morning, it is very important to properly cleanse the sleepy face in order to get rid of any congestion and oil residue that might have happened over night. Therefore, I would recommend to wash your face with a gentle cleanser like the Hydra Melting Cleanser by Omorovicza, and continue with moisturising your face. My currently favourite moisturiser and serum are from the French natural high-performance skincare brand Caudalie and you can read an in depth article about them over on I would recommend to leave your face like that while working out, in order to reduce the production of breakouts due to sweat and makeup. However, if you do not feel confident enough, it is acceptable to use a lightweight tinted moisturiser and a minimal amount of concealer. I love using the Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream by bareMinerals as well as their bareSkin Complete Coverage Serum Concealer. Evidence has shown that mineral based makeup products are good for acne prone skin, since they do not encourage the production of congested pores. Finally, adding a touch of mascara won’t hurt you either since it doesn’t interfere with your skin at all.

Before Your Evening Workout Routine

There is a slight difference for the ones among us that like to workout in the evening. Here, it is highly recommended to remove your foundation before starting to sweat. This indicates, it is really useful to use a Micellar Cleansing Water to get rid of your day to day makeup. Don’t forget to moisturise afterwards. However, it is totally fine to leave your eye makeup on. Again you can add tinted moisturiser and a slight touch of concealer. However, please stay away from a face full of foundation, blush, highlighter and bronzer at the time you are starting your workout, in order to prevent damaging and simply stress your skin.

Are you ready to FACE your next workout?

xx Carina

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