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10 Best Drugstore Beauty Buys for Your Gym Bag

One way to jump-start your fitness motivation is giving your gym bag a makeover. To spend just a little but reap a lot, try these drugstore buys.

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For sweat seshes before work

As difficult as it is to rise before the sun does, working out in the morning can prove to be a super-effective way to create a routine. The only issue is that you have to make it to work in time for your budget meeting and you’re still sweating from your cycling class. To the rescue is COVERGIRL TruBlend Fixstick Concealer. The long-lasting, moisture-fighting stick will cover up dark circles, blemishes, and redness. To become an A.M. workout warrior, get motivated with these benefits of working out before work.

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For lunch break workouts

With an overbooked calendar and far-too-many deadlines, you might not have time to shower after your lunchtime vinyasa flow. That’s when a few sprays on your roots of HASK Dry Shampoo will come in handy. In addition to omitting moisture and taking away oil, it’ll also keep your locks hydrated and soft. Find out all the dry shampoo hacks you need to know.

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For sensitive skin

If you’re hopping between boxing gyms and Pilates studios, your sensitive skin might have a mild panic attack when you introduce it to various products and conditions. This can be problematic if you’re prone to breakouts, especially since sweat can clog your pores if you don’t wash your face thoroughly. MD Complete Skin Clearing Acne Breakout Treatment dries super-fast after application, so you can top it off with moisturizer and your makeup, without waiting around in the busy locker room. Find out what your sweat is saying about your health.

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For on-the-go shaves

While some gyms offer all of the amenities you could want in the locker room, including lotions, hair ties, deodorant, and more, others rely on the bare minimum. To work out on the safe side, carry a BIC Soleil Shine Razor razor around with you, just in case you need to touch-up after your workout session. With an added strip of aloe and vitamin E, you won’t have to worry about unfortunate nicks.

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For dry shampoo newbies

Want to hop on the dry shampoo trend but can’t seem to master it without looking like you sprinkled baby powder on top of your head? Don’t sweat your sweat! This Conair Dry Shampoo Flexi Head Brush for Batiste is meant to evenly distribute the spray evenly, thanks to the shape of brush that curves to your head. It might look a little funky when you whip it out at your yoga studio, but we bet all of your classmates will want to snag one for themselves when they try it.

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For that no-makeup look

 While everyone wishes they had that ideal fresh face that looks flawless from the time the alarm clock goes off, if you need just a little somethin’-somethin’ to feel presentable, an eyebrow brush like WUNDER2 WUNDERBROW, can do the trick. It’ll keep your brows shaped, set and slightly colored for up to 72 hours, no matter how much you sweat. Win, win!

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For your cool down

In addition to stretching, ensuring you scrub away all of the sweat from your workouts is the key to clear, vibrant, and fresh skin. Because all of the excess oil can create blackheads, pimples and other issues, squirting a bit of Differin Daily Deep Clean Cleanser, a gentle but effective cleanser, on your poof is step two of your cool down. Bonus: It’s super-gentle for sensitive skin, and it’s one of the top recommended products by dermatologists.

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For trying new workouts

One way to stay motivated with fitness is to vary your workouts. When you hit a punching bag on a Monday, take a military boot camp on Wednesday, and ease into the weekend with hot yoga on Friday, your body and your mind are more fulfilled and balanced. But when you’re trying all of these various styles, you might even up getting a few cuts and scratches, especially with high-intensity drills. Keep a bit of Curoxen, an organic, all-natural ointment to fight against bacteria and keep your wounds clean.

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For when you’re in rush

While, sure, you should wash your face and take a leisurely shower after you get your heart rate pumped up, sometimes you frankly don’t have time. To give your face at least a little bit of TLC, carrying a pack of Goodwipes Body Wipes around will help fight against breakouts. Plus, they come in handy if you have an accidental spill or need a clean up outside of the gym, too. These feature cooling, calming aloe, tea tree oil, peppermint, and ginseng, providing a much-needed “aaah” after all the work.

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For fighting sweat in your underarms

As much as you’d like to smell shower fresh after all those planks and burpees, sweat can sometimes be a stinky side effect. For a deodorant that works as hard as you work out, try Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant. Because it’s meant to endure long periods of time and clinically tested against stench, you won’t have to worry about the person on the mat next to you wrinkling their nose. Avoid these 13 post-gym mistakes that could sabotage your workout.

Lindsay Tigar
Lindsay Aurora Tigar is an experienced digital editor and blogger in NYC. Her blog, Confessions of a Love Addict, has a large following around the world, thousands of subscribers and hundreds of thousands of unique visitors a year. A book project based on her blog is under development and represented by theJames Fitzgerald Agency.The New York Post named her New York City's most eligible single in January 2014. She was also selected as one of New York's most desirable singles by the lifestyle dating website, Rachel & Chris, and has partnered with several popular dating blogs to create viral content. She is part of the HerCampus Blogger Network and spoke at their summer conference in New York on "How to Be a Powerhouse Blogger." She's a social media and digital media guru with big followings on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.She freelances for several sites, including,,, Engagement 101 and more. She's also the resident dater forWomen', writing weekly about her dating adventures in her 'Dater Diary' column.