Being active all week long can really take it out of you. Whether you’re hiking, running, golfing, or sweating it out on your yoga mat, chances are your skin, hair, and muscles need a little extra TLC. Of course, loads of us also want to look good (or at least half-decent) when we’re at the gym, without having to go the route of wearing a full face of waterproof makeup. These 5 beauty products will make every sporty gals life just that little bit easier and the WomenStuff team found they are a must-have at home and in your gym bag.
Have perfect brows with Eylure:
Want to know the secret to female sports stars looking so darn fabulous even when they’re not wearing a stitch of makeup on the sports field? Believe it or not, it’s all in the eyes! Many of these ladies create a naturally beautiful look by dying their eyelashes and eyebrows. It’s a no-fuss way to look highlight your beautiful eyes without having to wear waterproof mascara. Get the look at your nearest beauty salon or dye your eyebrows and eyelashes yourself at home!
We love Eylure Brow Tint – the product comes in a wide range of colours and is available at Dis-Chem at R85.95.
Treat scrapes and bites with BuchuLife:
This multi-talented first aid gel is every active gal’s dream come to true – especially if you spend a lot of time being active outdoors. Be prepared to cope with injuries and skin ailments by ensuring you have a multi-purpose topical treatment such as BuchuLife First Aid Gel handy. Infused with the antiseptic, antifungal, antihistamine and anti-inflammatory properties of the indigenous Buchu plant, this useful gel can be used to effectively treat burns, insect bites, skin rashes, and open wounds, soothe sunburn, reduce muscle and joint inflammation, as well as bring instant relief to itching from insect bites.
Find it at Wellness Warehouse at R105 for an 80g tube.
Stay fresh with Shield MotionSense:
The world’s first anti-perspirant activated by movement, Shield MotionSense is a must-have in your gym bag. The product contains microcapsules that burst when you move so whether you’re walking from your desk to the canteen or breaking a sweat in the gym, it will keep you fresher for longer. This anti-perspirant was designed with active people in mind as the more you move the more it works! There are 9 variants of the anti-perspirant for woman so you’re bound to find one that works for you.
Shield MotionSense is available nationwide for in roll-on and aerosol, each retailing at R28.99.
COLAB ACTIVE Sheer & Invisible Dry Shampoo
Every girl who loves to sweat it out knows the importance of a good dry shampoo to tide you over in-between washes. The new COLAB ACTIVE Dry Shampoo is a great choice for active types who love the feeling of clean and beautifully soft hair after a workout. Developed by a collective of beauty experts, led by fashion model and blogger Ruth Crilly, this sheer and invisible dry shampoo helps to refresh hair without leaving a white residue, even on darker hair. It also helps to protect and condition the hair and is perfect for those with an active lifestyle. With a super fresh scent this fabulous dry shampoo is cruelty-free, offers UV protection, pollution protection and is conditioning to boot.
Available at Clicks stores at R99.95 for 200ml.
Massage out sore muscles with Wintergreen:
If you suffer from sore muscles after a tough workout then it’s time you invest in a bottle of Wintergreen Arnica Oil. This little bottle of magic is ideal for runners and sporty types who are always on the move. It’s a must-have for after a half-marathon or a tough race and soon you won’t know how you lived without it! Known for its anti-inflammatory properties, Arnica is the ideal active ingredient in a massage oil. This wonderful oil can be used as a massage oil to treat inflammation, bruising and tired muscles when you need it most and the best bit is; a little goes a long way!
Find it at Sportsmans Warehouse at R55 per 100ml bottle.