Whether you’re a beginner in the fitness world and you’re just hitting the ground running with your new work out plan, or you’re a seasoned protein junkie with all the knowledge and know-how; we all suffer when it comes to post-workout body care.
Although working hard in the gym gets us sweating, breaking out into spots as our biceps get bigger is not part of the plan. The disciplined routine that you dedicate yourself to in the gym now needs to cross over into your post-workout. And no, we aren’t talking about a protein shake and some fast acting carbs – Mankind is here to help with 5 post-workout body care tips. Read on to find out how you can look after your skin as well as your muscles when you hit the gym.
Care For Your Hair
Body care is a must following intense exercise or any activity that induces sweating, so after your workout it’s time for your second warm up! Jump in the shower and shampoo first – leave this in until you’ve finished in the shower, to give it time to work effectively. This way, you’re stopping the sweat from the source. However, by using a natural shampoo you won’t have to worry about leaving it in for the whole duration of your shower – try Hanz de Fuko Natural Shampoo, made from plant extracts to leave your hair feeling strong and manageable. Plus, it makes a fantastic face wash!
Scrub Up Well
Next, it’s important to exfoliate, getting all of the dirt from your pores and washing away the dead skin. Use Baxter of California Facial Scrub for the full exfoliation treatment – it’ll clear away that nasty sweat that’s been pumping out of your skin during your exercise, making it an important part of your post-workout body care routine.
Treat The Feet
After rinsing away your scrub and then your shampoo, it’s time to focus on something that so many of us men overlook… our FEET! Whether you wrap your feet up in sports socks and your favourite pair of trainers, or the extent of your walking is barefoot to and from the steam room, you need to look after your treads after you’ve visited the gym. Rinse them well in the shower, and when you’ve dried them use the sportsman’s best friend, VitaMan Food Recovery Gel, to help with common foot odour or less common mild infection on the skin. This should be the last time those feet of yours touch the changing room floor today!
Now it’s time for the final touches, and for this you need a dry deodorant – L’Oreal Men Expert Fresh Extreme Deodorant works well, giving a dry feeling and carrying a fresh masculine scent which will last the whole day, guaranteed. Spray yourself with your latest aftershave to make that fresh feeling last even longer.
Get Hands On
Finish your routine with L’Occitane One Minute Hand Scrub, to pay attention to another area that is often forgotten. The benefit of this is how smooth your hands will feel when you’ve scrubbed away those horrible calluses; guys, these are not a sign of hard work! This way you’ll end your routine feeling completely fresh and squeaky clean all over.
Show off your hard work in the gym by having a post-workout body care routine that is just as strong, and dedicate yourself to both for the ultimate way to look and feel great. Follow our post-workout body care tips to get started, share your extra advice with us on social with @mankind and get free delivery at Mankind.co.uk.