Fake eyelashes at the gym totally freak me out. I can say this because it hasn’t been just once, but multiple times I’ve seen this.
Ladies, I know there’s some pressure to look good at the gym. You’re sweating. There’s guys. Trust me, I get it. But caked on makeup and fake eyelashes is not a good look for you at the gym. Or anywhere for that matter. So how do you look good at the gym? Like all the beauty experts say, it starts with beautiful skin!
1. Wash your face
Thick foundation+sweating is going to equal nothing but a big gross mess and clogged pores. Then you’ll really be wanting to cover up all those breakouts. Do yourself a favor and take the time to quickly use a makeup cleansing wipe to take off excess foundation. It’s not a good look to see a girl carrying a towel that’s covered in beige makeup goo.
2. Exfoliate weekly
This will help get rid of dry, dead skin cells revealing beautiful skin. Then, you won’t even sweat it (no pun intended) when you ditch the foundation for a good workout.
3. Try concealer
Not wanting to let go of the foundation because your skin is less than perfect? Try using a bit of concealer instead. I dab a bit under my eyes when necessary or to hide any unsightly marks. Just be sure to not pile it on as I promise, it’s not necessary.
4. Use a ponytail
It still boggles my mind how many girls I see at the gym with long flowy hair extensions down their back, sans pony. Ladies, you aren’t fooling anyone. How much of a sweat could you possibly be working up with a Rapunzel-like mane drowning your neck? A guy would much rather see a girl breaking a sweat than the girl walking along the treadmill too scared to mess up her hair.
5. No hoop earrings
Do I even have to elaborate? Leave the jewels at home please. It’s a gym, not a club.
6. Try mascara
I have a hard time going anywhere without any mascara, I look dead without it. Instead of applying eyeshadow and eyeliner, try a bit of mascara if you don’t want to look like you’re falling asleep. It isn’t going to clog your pores like foundation and will help you look more awake.
7. Stop caring
From your outfit to your workout routine, choose something that makes you feel comfortable and just stop caring! Seriously, just remember Honey Badge, he don’t give a….
Everyone is there to get a good workout and sweat it out just like you, so stop worrying so much about what you look like and enjoy your gym time!