The essential groom-and-go products for your gym bag
Everything you need pre-and-post gym session
By Caelia Corse
Men's Health Contributor / January 11 2017
After your workout, you don’t be that guy who spends an hour preening in the change room mirror. Kit yourself out with these no-fuss products so you can groom-and-go (and trigger muscle repair) in record time.
Spritzing a cologne loaded with menthol-coated citrus and woody notes, like Acqua Di Parma Colonia Club Eau de Cologne fights fatigue. “Menthol gives a cooling and stimulating sensation on the skin,” says dermatologist Dr. Ilana Galgut.
A styling product
Post-shower, look for a hair product with a matte finish to nix grease. Try using a small amount of Matrix Style Link Matte Definer Beach Clay and spreading through your hair. If you warm it up in your palms first, you'll find the formula will spread easily.
“Sweat is salty and when mixed with dirt and grime can cause your pores to clog,” says Galgut. L’Oréal Paris Men Expert Hydra Power Face Wash will keep your pores squeaky clean to prevent zits.
By forcing more oxygen to your muscles post-workout, SKINS Men’s Compression Half Tights are your first defence against Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (aka DOMS). Sleep in them if you want.
Trouble spots need extra TLC so you stay on top of your game. Futuro helps support any injuries, such as the Custom Dial Wrist and Elbow Stabilisers.
Caelia is the former Beauty & Grooming Director of Women’s Health and Men’s Health Australia and continues to provide monthly beauty content for Women’s Health. She’s a mum of two and loves to write beauty that is easily adapted into the everyday lives of busy, active women to help them look and feel fantastic. Her freelance credits include Harper’s Bazaar, Body+Soul, Stellar, mamamia network, PopSugar and JONES mag.