Run in Style!
First things first: sunscreen should always be a priority even if it's cloudy outside. For our face, we like La Roche Posay Anthelios 50 Mineral Tinted Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid because its all-mineral formula will never aggravate sensitive skin. It's also got a sheer tint to even out a blotchy complexion, making it just as good as a BB Cream.
For our body, we recommend Clarins Sun Care Oil Spray SPF 30 High Protection for Body & Hair . The handy-dandy spray pump makes it easy to spray over large surface areas like the legs. It can even be used on hair to protect it from sun bleaching. Lastly, don't forget to apply Chantecaille Tinted Lip Sunscreen SPF15 to keep your lips from cracking.
Not all deodorants are made equal. For strenuous runs, invest in something heavy-duty, like Biotherm Deo Pure Antiperspirant Stick or Helena Rubinstein Nudit Roll-On Deodorant $26.00. Both are alcohol-free (won't leave unsightly stains), long-lasting (24 hours minimum) and gentle on sensitive skin.
If you like your scents more complex and intense, get Issey Miyake L'Eau D'Issey Pure EDP 90ml or Burberry Sport for Women EDT 50ml . These fresh, uplifting fragrances will not only give you an energy boost, but will also mask all traces of sweat. So you can focus on your workout and not your B.O.
When it comes to looking good for your workout, less is more. Skip the heavy lipsticks and pore-clogging foundation, and just swipe on some color with Benefit Bene Tint Rose Tinted Lip & Cheek Stain . Remember, you'll look flushed as you get your heart rate up anyway, so don't overdo it. Still want your eyes to pop? Smear-proof, fade-proof, waterproof eye makeup is the way to go, since it won't run even if you sweat. We like By Terry Mascara Terrybly Waterproof $43.50 and Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner for their high-intensity pigments and good lasting power.
Your post-workout should be just as important as your pre-workout routine. We like start with a good cleanser. Scrub the sweat, oil and grime from your face with Kiehl's Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash $45.00, then move onto the rest of your body with Peter Thomas Roth Mega-Rich Body Cleanser $17.50.
To soothe congestion and replenish energy levels, Ren Vita Mineral Emollient Rescue Cream $23.00 is the magnesium-rich formula you want. Got sore legs? Try Academie Tired Legs Gel $39.00 to promote microcirculation and drainage. The menthol and camphor produces an instant cooling sensation that feels decadently good on a hot day.