It’s no surprise to you all that I am a BIG fan of working out.

It’s something I do everyday, without fail, and is something that I always prioritise and schedule into my week.

Whether it be a HIIT workout at my local F45, a Pilates session, a walk with my Mum or a run around the lake – there is always some form of movement that I do everyday.

This is mainly to keep me sane on the inside. However, there are always other health benefits that come from exercising too.

We’ve all been there at least once or twice: you head to the gym either in the morning or after work, sweat it out, and then realise you’ve left something you really need from your gym bag, at home.

Of course, some gyms and workout areas have you covered with things you can borrow, but isn’t it always nice to have your own stuff to use?

I think so anyway.

So, to ensure you are organised for your workout each day, I have listed 5 things that you should always have in your gym bag.

For me these a non negotiable items that I use every morning after my workout.

Burts Bees White Tea Facial Cleansing Wipes

I am obsessed with these facial wipes. Not only do they remove makeup and dirt with a few swift wipes of the face, but they also cleanse and tone as well. Infused with White Tea and Cucumber extracts plus Aloe, these Burts Bees Facial Cleansing Wipes clean your face naturally.

I will generally use these wipes after a workout, just to remove all the sweat and grime from my face. This is prior to cleansing with a facial cleanser.

Why it’s a must have product: They remove dirt, oil and make-up without rinsing, are Dermatologist- tested, FSC Certified and are constructed with natural fabric, so it’s easy on the face.

How to get the most out of it: Use every inch of the makeup wipe before deposing. You’ll be surprised with how much makeup you’ll be able to remove with one wipe! 

Link to purchase: Priceline

Formula 10.0.6 Skin Clarifying Mud Mask

This is definitely a product to use when you have some time after your workout session (i.e, not just before you have to head to work), as it’s one that’s designed as a post workout, relaxing at-home facial treatment. This is an active mud mask that eliminates impurities and clarifies the skin.

Rich in salicylic acid this is an anti-inflammatory product that will soothe your post workout skin.

Why it’s a must have product: At home facial products are definite must-have items right now, because they are quick and easy to use. This skin refining mask is filled with berry boosters that go straight to your clogged pores (especially those annoying blackheads!).

How to get the most out of it: You really only need to apply a pea-sized amount to your face, as a little, definitely goes a long way.

Link to purchase: Priceline

Batiste Eden Dry Shampoo

I generally cannot get through the week, without using this product at least three times! Many of you I know will have used this product before, and swear by it.

The Batiste Dry Shampoo is ideal for using on your hair between washes, especially post work out when your hair, and roots are a sweaty mess.

Why it’s a must have product: A quick spray of this product will ensure your luscious locks are looking on point for your day in the office, or night on the town. It also removes excess oil and grime, giving your hair body and texture.

How to get the most out of it: Make sure you don’t spray this one too close to your roots, as you’ll come out looking like you’ve got grey hair! Also ensure that you ruffle your hair whilst you’re doing it, to help the dry shampoo move through the body of your hair.

Link to purchase: Priceline

Swisse Women’s Ultivite Formula 

I have been taking multivitamins for a few years now. As well as taking Swisse Women’s Ultivite, I also take Hair, Skin & Nails vitamins, and a few others.

I find that these work for me (especially when I remember to take them).

Why it’s a must have product: The Swisse formula incorporates up-to-date scientific findings and are a reflection of Swisse’s commitment to research and benchmark standards. Swisse is a well known, trusted brand for vitamins, with proven research to back the products in which they sell.

How to get the most out of it: Try your best to take it every day – this way you’ll see maximum effects!

Link to purchase: Priceline

Nivea Silk Touch Antiperspirant

I have tossed between different antiperspirant brands throughout the years, and have only recently started using this Nivea one. I find that it is super soft on the skin, but also has a super soft scent as well, which doesn’t irritate me.

Why it’s a must have product: The quick drying formula, enriched with ultra-light Kaolin powder, provides a dry silky soft skin feeling whilst effectively protecting you against perspiration and odour all day long.

How to get the most out of it: This one lasts for up to 48hr’s – which means you don’t need to shower obvs…..

Link to purchase: Priceline

What essential items do you have in your gym bag?

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