With bikini season in full throttle, the gym has become one of my favorite places—even if it’s more for mental clarity than actually shedding pounds. Because there isn’t always time to go home, shower, and regroup for the rest of the day, I recently put together a little bag with my beauty gym essentials. I leave it right next to my front door, so it’s always ready when I’m running out. Here’s what’s in it:
Gone are the days of tangled necklaces and lost earrings! This four-by-seven-inch pouch has two ring holders, a necklace holder, and two pouches perfect for bobby pins or extra hair ties. Keep this close and never forget where you put your jewelry again.
To buy: $30, trinastyle.com for stores.
Make this .35-ounce whitener part of your fast post–gym routine. No brush needed: Just run a drop over your teeth with your tongue to whiten teeth and freshen breath before dashing back to the office.
To buy: $16, supersmile.com.
When there isn’t time to do your entire regimen, spritz on this refreshing toner. The willow bark–and–aloe vera combination will help reduce breakouts and redness, and keep your skin looking its best without overcleansing.
To buy: $30, sukiskincare.com.
Can’t wash your hair? A bit of powder sprayed on your roots will reduce oil and sweat, while creating volume too. This one comes in four shades (blonde, brown, black, and white), so you can avoid that obvious, dusty residue that can occur with other powdered dry shampoos.
To buy: $19, bumbleandbumble.com.
Don’t let the portable size of this tool fool you: It packs a punch when you need to tame flyaways and get rid of the dreaded ponytail crease. Plus, the tool comes with a heat-resistant cover, so you can immediately throw it your bag, worry free.
To buy: $79, t3micro.com.
The warm shades of this collection will complement any skin tone, while the gold tones of the set’s clutch makes it easy to find in even the most stuffed gym bag. With four eye shadows that can double as subtle liners—plus blush, lip gloss, and mascara—you have everything you need to create a flattering look.
To buy: $25, sephora.com.
What are your beauty gym essentials? Share with everyone below!