Towel? Check. Trainers? Check. It’s easy to remember the gym bag basics you need for your next workout, but what about those items that make your pre and post sweat sessions that little bit easier?
Boots has put together an edit of everything you need, from handy hair essentials to must-have makeup bits that won’t clog up your gym bag. So let’s stretch, flex and take a run through them...
Dry shampoo has always been your hair's best friend – from festivals to only washing your hair twice week, these trusty tins help refresh your hair in an instant and revive it from its darkest times. Not everyone has time for a shower after exercising, or if you only do a light workout then you may not be drenched in sweat, so a spritz of dry shampoo to your roots is the perfect post-exercise pick-me-up.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could bottle that ‘just worked out and my skin is glowing’ feeling? Well, say hello to Boots' fabulous range of hydrating face mists. The great thing about these beauties is they can be sprayed over make-up to help bring your look back to life, or simply spritz over your face after showering and get ready to glow, glow, glow!
We all love a good mascara tear à la Lauren Conrad in The Hills, but not when you’ve got 10 more minutes to go on the treadmill and the sweat’s already pouring! The range of marvellous waterproof mascaras at Boots means you can pump it a little harder in your HIIT class and not have to worry about panda eyes or streaks.
Sun, swim & gym
If you really work up a sweat at the gym, or regularly go swimming, then your hair and scalp can experience a lot. The salt from your sweat may make your hair and scalp feel dry over time, and chlorine can also make your hair appear dry and dull. The Boots Sun, Swim & Gym range helps to rehydrate your hair and skin, and remove salt and chlorine, so you can continue to feel the burn and have healthy looking hair too!
If you’ve ever gone to the gym and forgotten your hairbrush then you’ll know the struggle is real. So if you’re not a fan of using your fingers to pull your hair back, or are yet to master the messy bun, then a simple brush is on hand to help. Go for one which helps to get rid of those pesky tangles, and marvel as they glide through your hair with ease.