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In the midst of a particularly hard-core workout, you're probably not thinking about the aches and pains yet to come. The ones that start to flare up when you're drenched in sweat and the shower line is unbelievably long. Or the ones you feel when you wake up the next morning practically limping thanks to extremely sore muscles.
But once you get to the locker room, you'll want to make sure to break out your stash of post-workout beauty buys sure to save your stressed-out muscles and deep-cleanse your sweat-soaked skin. Regular gymgoers, this roundup's for you: From soothing muscle gels to hydrating body cloths, these time-saving products will slip right into your gym bag.
Lululemon's post-workout kit has everything you need in one convenient pouch, and we would expect nothing less from one of our favorite activewear brands. Inside, you'll find deodorant, dry shampoo, face mist, and lip balm so you can easily throw in your gym bag.
We love Sagely's CBD roll-on for headache relief, so we're excited to see that the brand also has recovery capsules for post-workout aches and pains. The formula has CBD and turmeric to reduce inflammation and soothe exercise-related discomfort.
If you plan on going all in with getting ready after a workout, might we suggest this travel kit that comes with everything you need to style your hair on the go? The kit contains shampoo, conditioner, styling cream, and a small travel curling iron.
If you normally work out before heading to the office and tend to do your whole getting-ready routine in the gym or fitness studio bathroom, it's good to be equipped with some on-the-go essentials. This five-piece brush set says has everything you need for your makeup routine.
The brand says it best: These can "cleanse, refresh, and pamper" anywhere you go. If you don't have time to shower but need a quick freshen-up session, pop open one of these. It's made with gentle ingredients so you can get a truly deep clean without causing irritation.
This hardworking body scrub got Sephora's clean-beauty seal, meaning it's free of harsh ingredients that are bad for the earth and your body. After your workout, pamper your tired muscles with this soothing formula made with Ren's special anti-fatigue essential oil.
When you work out and sweat a lot, so much seems to stick onto your skin, right? Instead of a twist-up deodorant, go for deodorant wipes like these—they'll offer up a thorough cleanse while zapping odor in a natural, healthy way.
If you do have time to pamper yourself post-workout, massage this shower oil on and let its plant-based extracts revive your sore muscles. You don't have to worry about fragrance irritating your skin—the formula is just about as gentle as they come.
This stuff is highly praised by Who What Wear's senior beauty editor, Erin Jahns. It's an herbal, pain-relieving gel that has a cooling-and-heating sensation because of its blend of menthol, camphor, and capsaicin. You'll be able to ease your tight muscles and pain with this creamy goodness.
This article was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.