Saturday, May 16, 2015

5 Beauty Products for Runners

Some might question my authority when it comes to recommendations on beauty products, rightfully so. I'd describe my beauty routine as non-existant low maintenance. Sure, I like to look nice, but sometimes my definition of cleaning-up is smoothing out my ponytail and putting on a clean pair of Yoga pants. A beauty blog, this is not, but as a runner there are certain beauty products that get me through the workout week without looking like a total disaster.

1. Dry Shampoo
I have tried them all from drug store brands to prestige brands and this is the only one I have ever loved. (Plus it is fun to say. Psssst!) I picked it up at CVS. It is light and brushes out easily, leaving zero residue. This thick-haired gal doesn't wash her hair everyday (or even every other day) so this stuff gets me through the week. Even if you insist on washing your hair everyday (clean freak), it is great for after leaving the gym or lunchtime workouts if you don't have time to shower.

2. Chafing Cream
Unless you have perfectly toned thigh muscles that don't even think about touching and you live in an environment where it never gets sticky hot (if this is you, I hate you) you probably need some sort of chafing cream. I swear by Aquaphor during those hot sweaty Texas runs. It keeps me from screaming bloody murder in the shower when the water hits those chafed spots.

3. Leave in Conditioner
I may run half marathons regurarly but some might call me lazy. Two steps in the hair washing process sometimes just seems like way too much work. I like to shampoo in the shower and apply leave-in conditioner afterwards. I love this It's a 10 leave in conditioner that I picked up at Ulta, it leaves my coarse hair as smooth and silky as possible and it smells nice too.

4. Butter Lipstick
I adore this ColorBurst Lip Butter lipstick from Revlon but I am afraid they aren't making it anymore. If I can find it, I am going to buy all the remaining inventory. It really goes on like butter, because I assure you I know what a stick of butter feels like being applied to my lips! It gives just a hit of color that is not too thick and lipsticky (real word, I promise) but also not too glossy and sticky. It doesn't last a long time, but I love the natural soft look! I often apply it before races or workout pictures because it provides just a hint of natural color.

5. Moisturizing Gradual Self Tanner
My legs are so white they are see through. I am always sure to apply sunscreen when I work out outdoors because let's face it, I'd rather have pale legs than skin cancer. My shoulders always seem to get a little color, but my legs remain pasty white, even running through these hot Texas summers. Some say I should embrace my natural color, but I prefer a little glow. I love the Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer because the color builds slowly over time, so I don't end up with the fake tan look. If it starts to get too dark, I lay off it for a few days. It is perfect for applying just a hint of natural color to my legs while moisturizing.

This is not a sponsored post in anyway, just the things that I personally use and love. What about you? Do you have any favorite products or brands? Am I missing anything in my running/beauty routine?

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1 comment:

  1. ahhh I recall that PSSSST! from my childhood (hello 80s!)
    and Im still terrified to try using it again :-)


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