Getting the most out of your workout starts with the preparation before the actual workout. Whether that’s drinking a protein shake or doing some light stretching, we all have our ritual. If your pre-workout ritual does not include skincare, now is the time to start to incorporate a few simple steps to ensure the skin stays clear, hydrated and protected before you sweat! 


For the yogis, HIIT enthusiasts or pilates princesses, it is important to go into your sweat session with properly cleansed and prepped skin to avoid clogged pores. Sweating is a part of the natural detoxification process that happens when working out, so you want to avoid wearing makeup or anything that might lead to causing breakouts. Start by gently cleansing with a balm cleanser, like Cerabalm. Cerabalm is made with anti-inflammatory and hydrating ingredients to provide the skin with a thorough yet gentle cleanse that will leave the skin barrier feeling strong. You are going to still want to apply another layer of skin care whether that be a moisturizer like Cream Supreme or something like the Active Botanical Serum. The Active Botanical Serum is a great choice if you don’t want to do a full routine or apply a true moisturizer. It is packed with the world’s most nutrient-rich botanicals for free-radical fighting protection, deep nourishment and toning. All you need is a light layer, gently pressed into the skin and you are ready for your workout. For an added body boost, try applying the Cell Power Firming Body Lotion before your next workout. This MBR body lotion works to stimulate collagen synthesis, increase skin firmness and elasticity while providing moisture. 


Before you head outside for a jog or take a run down the ski slopes, don’t forget to protect your skin by applying Vitamin C and most importantly, an SPF! If you are like us over at Rescue, there is a lot of time and effort put into maintaining our skin quality. With that being said, don’t skimp on a pre-workout beauty routine! This is to ensure your skin is protected from free radicals, UV rays and pollutants when working out outside. After cleansing the skin, you are going to want to use an antioxidant, specifically vitamin C! Vitamin C will work to fight harmful toxins, protect against sun damage and boost collagen synthesis. The Super Serum Advance+ from IS Clinical combines 15% L-ascorbic acid (vitamin C) with their bioidentical Copper Tripeptide Growth factor for ultimate anti-aging, antioxidant protection and brightening. Do not leave out a moisturizer (especially for those dry–winter outdoor workouts). Cream Supreme will be your hydration hero during your workout, plus it can be used by anyone of any age! Now, the most important step in our outdoor skincare routine is an SPF. Meet Elta MD’s newest UV AOX Elements Broad-Spectrum SPF 50. This is also an antioxidant-rich SPF that protects the skin outdoors and indoors while giving the skin a boost of hyaluronic acid for hydration. 

What’s in Our Workout Bag

Naghedi St. Barths Tote

St. Barths Tote

The workout bag itself is this meticulously crafted and handwoven tote. Naghedi’s signature neoprene material makes the tote durable and resilient, while still being chic.

Slip Multi Skinny Scrunchies

Multi Skinny Scrunchies

We will be protecting the hair at all costs (especially when it’s not a wash day)! Opting for a silk scrunchy is the way to go. The Multi Skinny Scrunchies from Slip are durable, soft and won’t leave the hair with an unwanted crease. 

Roam Foldy Puffy Taupe Slippers

Foldy Puffy Taupe

Looking for something to easily slip in and out of before a yoga or pilates class? These slides from ROAM are made in buttery vegan leather and lined in breathable, moisture wicking neoprene. They also are made with memory foam to allow the shoe to mold to the foot (comfort is everything after a workout). 

Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo

Gold Lust Dry Shampoo

If you want to walk out of the gym looking like you are actually walking out of the salon, try Oribe’s dry shampoo. It instantly absorbs oils, impurities and any product buildup while soothing the scalp. 

Incorporating a pre-workout beauty routine will not only protect your skin from environmental damage and pollutants but also ensure you are staying hydrated and clear! Whether you are gearing up for a marathon or doing weight training, following these simple skincare steps beforehand will make all the difference. Additionally, investing in some chic workout essentials like a new tote or cute slides will make the experience that much more enjoyable.

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