Good lawwwd it’s hot outside. Just because you make it hottt in class doesn’t mean you’re ready to deal with that (305) heat in the scorchin’ temps outside.
You need the right tools to get so fresh and so clean (clean) after you #MakeSweatSexy, so we’ve rounded up our gym bag essentials to help save yaself from that post-workout funk.
First thing’s first. You need a gym bag that will stash your sweaty gym clothes without getting everything else in your bag as stanky as your stanky leg.
For a tote, we love UnderArmour’s The Works Gym Bag. It’s got room to stash everything you need, including interior pockets to store your jewelry while you’re working out and a removable laundry bag for those nasty clothes.
If you’re looking for a sleek backpack, look no further than Lululemon’s Core Backpack. This gender neutral beauty has a wet/dry pocket to keep your sweaty clothes separate from everything else and a padded laptop sleeve, in case you’re coming from work.
And for something super stylish, we’ve got our heart set on this Rebecca Minkoff Moto Backpack. It’s got a few inside pockets to hold your essentials, and we’re obsessed with its Aztec-inspired print.
IT’S THE PITS
Just like a good V-step is a staple of (305), the first staple of your gym bag should be a good deodorant.
Real Simple recommends Degree’s MotionSense 48 hour deodorant, which is designed to up it’s protection when you move, whether it’s the sprint section of class or walking five blocks in 100-degree whether.
For the fellas -- or anyone who prefers men’s deodorants -- we love this Every Man Jack aluminum-free deodorant featured by Men’s Health. It’s mint scent will keep you feeling fresh all day.
SKIP THE LATHER, RINSE, REPEAT
In an ideal world, we would all shower after we #MakeSweatSexy, but sometimes things get in the way. Like brunch. We get it.
We rely on some kickass dry shampoo -- like this one from Psssst -- to save our hair from that post-workout sheen.
PROTECT DEM PORES
You just spent 55 minutes sweating, so your pores need a break. For starters, wash your face with an oil-free cleanser. Allure recommends this Blemish Fighting Ice Cleanser from Biore, which not only cleanses your skin but also feels cool on your face. Yes please.
If you’re rushing off to work or dinner -- or, again, brunch -- and want to throw on a little makeup, look for an oil-free foundation that won’t clog your pores. Cosmopolitan recommends CoverGirl’s AquaSmooth Compact Foundation.
WATERPROOF, SWEATPROOF, (305)PROOF
With all that sweating you’re doing both in and out of class, you’re going to need a mascara that won’t start running when you do. We love Eyeko’s Sport Waterpoof Mascara for giving lashes a boost without having to worry about racoon eyes.