Sunday Spa Routine
fitness skincare routine

How Our Super Fit Staffer Makes Her Skin Look Amazing

Tips for maintaining a post-workout glow 24/7.

By: Kate Citron
Photography: Alec Kugler

Anyone who has ever worked out with me knows that I sweat—a lot. And although I may walk out of the gym looking like I’ve been caught in a downpour, it’s worth it because the post-workout glow is real.

Due to my fitness addiction and the now 90 degree weather in New York, it goes without saying that I wash my face (and exfoliate, moisturize, mask, etc.) quite frequently. After much experimentation, I’ve learned that natural products make my complexion look and feel best. They’re super gentle and don’t rob my moderately dry skin of much-needed moisture.

To kick-off my Sunday Spa Routine, I typically start with 60 minutes of hot yoga to detox my body, mind, and skin—multitasking at its finest!

See below for my go-to routine to make the most of a sweaty post-workout glow:

NaturaBrasil Gentle Cleansing Mousse: This product is actually my first experience with a foam cleanser and I’m a fan. As the name says, it’s super gentle and I love that I can use it multiple times per day without drying out my skin.

True Botanicals Polishing Grains: Packed with Adzuki Bean Powder, Kaolin Clay, and Rosehip Seed Powder, this is basically the most down-to-earth exfoliant you’ll ever meet. I mix a few shakes of the bottle with my cleanser for super soft and fresh skin.

Boscia Matcha Magic Super-Antioxidant Mask: While I don’t love matcha enough to replace my morning coffee, I do enjoy it in my beauty routine. It’s packed with antioxidants, makes my skin feel squeaky clean after a workout, and is gentle enough to be used a few times per week.

Asarai Power Trip Vitamin Oil: I’m obsessed with facial oils and typically rotate between a few, but this one by Asarai has been my favorite as of late. Not only is it brightening and ultra hydrating, but I can’t get enough of the branding. The sunny yellow packaging stands out in a sea of pinks and neutrals in my beauty cabinet, making it impossible to miss. Marketing genius.

Weleda Skin Food: If you haven’t yet heard of this product, let me introduce you. Suggested use is on your elbows, knees, feet, etc.—but the internet convinced me to try it on my face and I’m forever grateful. It’s thick like an ointment which is intimidating, but is all natural so won’t clog up pores. I use this on any spots that need a little extra moisture in the warmer months and all over in winter.

Susanne Kaufmann Detox Oil: I recently picked this up in the office because of the pretty packaging and have been using it daily as soon as I step out of the shower. I’m not sure how much “detoxing” is going on but it smells like ginger tea which I love.

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