I finished the Brooklyn Half Marathon last weekend in a personal best time--1:49:35. It took a lot of hard training in all sorts of weather. Winter running has it's beauty challenges (dry skin and wind burn), but summer running is even trickier. Of course I had a training program for my mileage (I used tips from Dr. Metzl) but I also had a summer running beauty program.
Whether you’ve got a half marathon on your calendar or just plan on logging fun runs in the park, hours spent pounding the pavement can leave your skin dehydrated and sun-exposed and your feet cracked and tired. Check out more of my Beauty Finds for Runners here:
To keep everything running smoothly, make sure you have these skin and body saviors to get you to the finish line.
In addition to these, I'm loving Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream as my go-do daily skincare. It's not only the #1 anti-aging facial moisturizer, it's now got SPF 30 sun protection too--every runner needs this! We all know sun is the number one cause of aging. Yes, hats can help, but they can't do everything. The lotion absorbed fast into my skin, and best of all didn't sting when I started to sweat. It's lightweight and perfect for my active lifestyle. ($28.99) on Ulta.com
Beauty For Runners Shopping List
Le Mieux Iso-Cell Recovery Solution: You're just on spritz away from happier skin. This unique recovery solution contains beneficial minerals and amino acids that instantly soothe stressed skin, keeping it energized and hydrated throughout the day. ($28.00) available online via www.myskincarebox.com
Key West Aloe Sunsorb SPF 30: For your body, try this broad spectrum Sunsorb lotion that will protect against UVA and UVB rays. Made with 10% Aloe and Vitamin E, this SPF 30 is perfect for all skin types. Pack it for your next race! ($9/2.0 oz.), available online via www.keywestaloe.com
butter LONDON Double Decker Lashes: I don't know about you, but I DO run with mascara on. With this product your get thicker lashes in just one coat. The formula ensures that the mascara will stay in place through all of the sweat. ($20) www.butterlondon.com
Pura Natural Active Citrus Zest Soap-Infused Sponge: This is a 3-in-1 soap, washcloth and loofah, formulated with plant-based cleansers and botanicals that are biodegradable. It's perfect for travel or your gym bag. Key Ingredients: Coconut Oil, Chamomile Extract, Palm Fruit Oil + more ($8.99/3-pack), CVS and online via www.puranaturalsproducts.com
Surya Brasil Amazonia Preciosa Leg and Foot Lotion: This feels great post-race or after a tough workout. It's 100% vegan, natural and organic foot lotion certified by EcoCert. Key Ingredients are Aloe Vera Leaf Juice and Mint Leaf ($34) available online via www.suryabrasilproducts.com
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