How to Look Hot, Not Sweaty
Jennifer Aniston loves a good workout. You think she got those arms just by waking up one morning? Photo: Getty
We get that breaking a sweat can be great for the complexion - it increases blood flow to the skin and gives you that healthy glow. But when it comes to working out, you want to be the one doing the running, not your make-up. Whether you're hitting the gym on the weekend or during your lunch break, the trick is to opt for lightweight products and waterproof formulas that can handle the heat.
"Start by avoiding oil-based foundations that when combined with humidity and perspiration can leave the skin looking extra shiny and trigger breakouts," says skin technician Jessica Tebbutt from Body Utopia Hair & Skin Clinic in Sydney. "You can't go wrong with a sheer, tinted moisturiser, concentrated on the areas where the skin needs the coverage the most, like the cheeks and chin."
Try L'Oréal Paris Nude Magique BB Cream, $27, (below) which boasts light-reflecting technology to soften the appearance of imperfections such as pigmentation and blemishes, and has SPF12 to boot.
If you're still craving extra definition, make-up artist Fern Madden suggests you sideline your blush and bronzer and focus on the eyes instead. "The face looks naturally flushed when you exercise, so wearing anything too pink will only exaggerate existing redness in the skin," says Madden.
"A hint of white eyeliner traced along the bottom lash line, followed by two coats of a waterproof mascara, will instantly open up the eye area and make the whites of the eyes appear brighter."
When it comes to prettying up your pucker, sporting lip gloss on a treadmill is about as practical as wearing suede boots on a rainy day. For long-lasting hydration, try a clear conditioning stick, such as Burt's Bees Honey Lip Balm, $7, which you can reapply on the go without it ever feeling sticky.
Dry Shampoo Dry shampoo is designed to absorb excess oil in the roots to freshen up hair between washes; it also boosts body in limp-looking locks. For a quick post-workout pick-me-up, spritz this powder-in-a-can through your mop and let it settle for a few minutes before brushing out the excess. Check out Redken Style Connection Powder Refresh 01 Dry Shampoo, $27.50
From: Sunday Life