Wow. I bumped into this beautiful editorial by David Roemer for Glamour Germany and it made me think about beauty & sports. Obviously you won’t find me in the gym in this ensemble, but neither in my naked-face. Let me talk you through my take on this.
First of all: I totally support working out. I have to admit: it’s not always easy to squeeze it into our busy schedules, but believe me: one day it’ll all be worthwhile. So remember: no sweat no glory. A wise man once said: if you still look cute at the end of your workout, you didn’t train hard enough. True. But is that a license to then just let it all go and don’t pay any attention anymore?
I don’t think so. It’s not a coincidence that Nike’s revenues rise year after year. And it’s not only because their shoes run so damn comfy. Don’t we all just want to look good while working out?
I sure do. And that’s why I even where make-up from time to time while sporting. Just because it makes you feel more confident while you’re at your weakest. Challenging your body to do the incredible. And doing that with a hint of mascara, braided hair and some lip balm just makes me feel even better.
Raccoon eyes are never cute, and the littlest perspiration can cause major mascara chaos. So be gentle, only apply a hint of mascara and leave liquid eyeliner for what it is. Don’t feel confident doing so or does your sport involve a swimming pool? Use waterproof mascara instead.
Try a lightweight, semi-matte foundation so it won’t clog your pores or trigger other skin reactions. Most of the time I mix my foundation with a little cream or SPF. Moistures my skin, gives medium coverage and still feels good.
The worst possible thing to happen is to get burnt while playing sports. It damages your skin and above all: hurts like hell. Especially when you’re seriously sweaty, sunburn will sting more than it already does. So beware!
Apply some lip balm to your lips. Being out in rain, wind or shine won’t do those lips of yours any favors. Vaseline works wonders and lasts for a while but other brands like Labello work too. Apply some on your eyelashes as well to give your eyes a fresh look.
As clear as daylight. Having a stick of deodorant on-hand is essential pre- and post-workout. Regardless of whether or not you’re were sprinting around the park. If you want to seduce the men in the park to stay behind you instead of passing, affect them with a hint of your favorite perfume. Success guaranteed.
If waiting for your turn to take a swing during hockey on a super chilly day left your legs ultra dry, it’s best to moisturize as soon as you hit the locker room. I’m more of the preventative approach, so I generously apply one of my favorites when it comes to skin moisturizing: babies best – Zwitsal.
Nothing more annoying than bangs hanging loose or a ponytail that won’t stay off your neck, especially if you’re in for some serious sweat. A head sweatband is an effective though stylish solution for your afternoon run. When wearing a helmet for skiing or biking, I like to sport a side braid for a bit of a girly touch in this rather tough-looking ensemble.
Ok, what’s your go-to beauty for working out? Wearing your naked face or do you need a little help as well?