15 Products That Make Wellness Part Of Your Workouts
Updated: Feb 26, 2020
Both before and after the gym.
Regular exercise is one of the most important components of a wellness practice — as hard as it can be to get motivated. Whether you prefer to go to yoga or would rather hit up the gym, we can all benefit holistically from flexing our muscles and getting moving. Although gym and studio memberships are expensive, exercise is so important to overall health that it is worth prioritizing it. (If that means a luxury gym membership, no judgment here.)
In terms of self-care, exercising is a crucial for both mind and body wellness. Physical exercise is such a great anxiety reducer that a respected New York psychiatrist, Herbert Lessow MD, once referred to the endorphins released by exercise as "nature's antidepressant."
It is also necessary for detox. The lymph system is the body's natural mechanism for ridding the body of toxins, using the movement of lymph fluid to cleanse internally via the lymph nodes. But there is no internal mechanism to get lymph fluid to moving on its own, which is why wellness fans turn to lymphatic massage, body work, and physical exercise to prevent the over-accumulation of internal toxins (which can lead to disease and other health woes).
Of course, you can also expect beauty benefits from your exercise regimen. Regular exercise has been shown to boost skin elasticity and improve circulation, and we are all familiar with the muscle toning and weight loss effects it has on physique. If you spend ten minutes sweating in the sauna or cleansing your pores in the steam room, your skin will show the difference.
Whether you find yourself suffering from muscle soreness or facial redness, there are countless ways to infuse wellness into your work-outs. Shop 15 of them below.
CBD Gentle Face Cleanser, $29.75
After your workout, it's important to rinse off your face and body ASAP in order to prevent breakouts. If you deal with post workout redness, the beauty world finally has an anti-inflammatory answer in the form of this gentle, CBD cleanser.
Step two to combat redness is a cooling spritz of their facial spray. It features peppermint, CBD, hydrating aloe, antioxidant-rich green tea, and coffee to soothe, hydrate, and help you wind-down. The final step is hydration, which comes courtesy of the line's "Dewing It" moisturizer, which has one of the punniest names in the biz.
Zise by Bloch
MAYA Low Back Unitard, $125
The dance-inspired athleisure line has a plethora of workout wear to choose from. If you haven't tried the unitard trend yet, this classic onesie by Zise by Bloch is currently on our must-try lists.
Using the same active ingredients as the face mist, you can give your body a post-gym treat with the clean beauty line's cooling lotion. Cooling, CBD skincare for the body is especially helpful if you are dealing with muscle soreness pre- or post-workout.
Go Dash Dot
Round Backpack, $155
You can fit a change of clothes and toiletries in this backpack, which features it's own special compartment for shoes or your yoga mat. Trust us: It's even roomier than it appears.
Each & Every
If you haven't made the switch to clean deodorant yet, learn why you should here. Plus, until 2/27, Each & Every allows you to trade-in your old deodorant and to get a free one in exchange! Do so by filling out this online form.
Kenzie Zip Trouser, $150
These track pants will get you to-and-from the gym in style with a cute pleat to boot.
The sustainability-minded UK brand repurposes coffee grounds and chai tea spices to create their line of planet-friendly products. A body polish helps to exfoliate and leaves the skin of the legs silky smooth, especially when you follow up with a body oil and/or body butter.
In addition to your shampoo and conditioner, which are free of parabens, SLS and silicone, you can choose among $14 essential- and vegetable-oil boosters according to your hair type. For instance, the mint-rosemary-jojoba blend is great for oily hair, while lavender-geranium-argan is ideal for dry types. They even have a booster for blonde hair made from jasmine, chamomile, and coconut.
The makers of salon-quality, CBD shampoo and conditioner just launched this new, nourishing treatment for damaged hair. If you have ultra-dry or damaged strands, using a masque each time you wash and condition is a great way to keep your hair healthy. Hint: Emera is our go-to line for dealing with scalp eczema.
The Athena Club
The Razor Kit, $9
Each razor features an ergonomic design, patented blades, and a water-activated serum for smoothness. The wellness company takes care of all the toiletries, from period essentials to body wash.
Organic Energy Elixir, $25 for 8
Meet your organic, gluten-free, herbal answer to five hour energy shots. On days when you're feeling sluggish, try this shamanically-informed, pre-workout booster as a shot or added to a drink. The boost you get helps with mental clarity, is said to come without a crash, and is derived from organic ingredients including coffee, schisandra berries, fenugreek seeds, and cardamom.
Cleo + Coco
If you don't want to go through the hassle of washing and drying your hair, using a dry shampoo can help absorb the sweat and excess oil. Freshen up your locks with the talc-free body powder that sold out in minutes on QVC. Hint: Talc is often contaminated with asbestos, hence we now shun products containing talcum powder (especially Johnson & Johnson's baby powder).
SilkSip Hydration Bottle, $100
Hydration is obviously important for our wellness and beauty. BTW if you take Spironolactone as an anti-acne medication, know that the diuretic could be making you dehydrated. That makes it extra-important to up your intake of water.
Yoga Design Lab
Cork Mat - Mandala, $78
This mat is made from 100% eco-cork to make your yoga practice more sustainable. The symmetrical, mandala design is made from water-based ink and it comes with it's very own carrying strap (which is ideal for on-the-go yogis).
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