Your fitness routine shouldn't wreak havoc on your complexion—but getting sweaty, dehydrated, and spending prolonged periods in the sun without taking the proper steps to prep and treat your skin before and after can make that tricky. Keep these workout skincare products in your gym bag if you want to make a point to protect your face as you work on your fitness this winter.
Save face during your workout
Keep your hands off your face (those elliptical handles see plenty of paws over the course of the day and you don’t want any of that on your skin.) If you can, avoid wearing a headband or bandanna. They may keep your hair out of your face, but they can keep your pores clogged with sweat along your hairline, especially if you’re in the habit of forgetting to wash it after use… blech. Keep flyaways back with a super-thin Asics Flashpoint Headbands ($9). They have a silicon grip so you can be sure they’re not going anywhere.