7 Grooming essentials for the gym

By:Himanshu Sharma, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Dec 15, 2014

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When you carry a few grooming essentials with you to gym, you don't have to worry about your skin going haywire. Consider packing these grooming essentials to stay fresh on-the-go.
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    Must-have Grooming Essentials for Gym

    Most of us have to take time out of our busy routines for fitness and gym. When you’re going to the gym before or after work, it is better to keep a few things handy. A deodorant, face cleanser, moisturizer and towels should be a part of the bag you carry to the gym. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

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    Gym Towels

    Towel is as important a grooming product as your training gear. Carry at least two gym towels to stay clean and organized at the gym. One towel is for wiping the equipment before/after you use it and second one is for when you shower. Even if you have to go out or work after working out, you don’t have to worry when you have got the right gym towels with you. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

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    Deodorant

    Deodorants are among some popular products that are used by many people throughout the world. You need to use a deodorant before and after you work out to eliminate odour-causing bacteria that thrive in moist areas such as the underarm. Make sure that there is always a deodorant in your bag. When you take a shower after the workout, a deodorant will then always come in handy get rid of that smell. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

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    Oil-free Face Wash

    After the workout, you need to get rid of dirt, grime and unclog the pores. An oil-free face wash in your gym bag can make things easy for you. After a workout, your skin is still pretty oily. In that time, you want a moisturizer that’s oil-free with the essential vitamins to help you look alive. Carry an oil-free face wash with salicylic acid that can be used post workout and keep away sweat-induced breakouts such as acne. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

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    Towelettes

    Not every one of your mates at the gym has good hygiene standards and you know that. To keep away from harmful germs and microbes, you need to take extra care of yourself. You can’t be sure of the guy who used the bench press or weights before you about his hand washing habits. Towelettes allow your hands to be sanitised without wasting your time on hand washing after every set. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

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    Astringent Pads

    While being busy sculpting our muscles at the fitness centre, we tend to overlook the need for skin care. Astringent pad is a grooming product that takes care of skin; it is a method you can use to clear your pores on-the-go. It is after a hard workout that your pores accumulate acne-inducing oil. Using astringent pad helps remove dirt, oil, dead skin and provides a cleansing effect. Moreover, it will calm the skin after a strenuous workout. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

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    Spare Clothes

    If you are not ready for the disdainful looks of people, you must consider carrying spare clothes for yourself. Take a change of clothes; even after you head straight to home after the workout session. This also keeps gym clothes from getting damaged as the moisture that they absorbed can affect the material when it dries. When going to gym, make sure you bring spare clothes with you including an extra underwear. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

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    Shaving Kit

    When you go to the gym before work, you’ll need to stuff your gym bag with products that will help you show fresh and dapper. Shaving kit is a grooming essential that you must consider carrying in your bag along with other basic grooming accessories. When you have everything in your bag, you can drop your worries when working out because you know you can get off the treadmill and make yourself presentable for work. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

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