Want your workout to give your skin a boost?
When I work out first thing in the morning, I keep my pre-exercise skincare routine lean and mean since I know I’ll be washing my face again two hours later. After cleansing with my Foreo, I apply a vitamin C serum and top it off with a tinted sunscreen—and that’s it. But what if there was a way to turn your daily sweat sesh into a serious skincare experience? The British-based FaceGym chain of skincare spas—which are now popping up across the U.S.—is here to help.
Before their foray into skincare, FaceGym was all about quick, non-invasive skin “workouts” designed to keep your face looking fresh, healthy and youthful. With an array of facial-like treatment options that include electrical stimulation and supercharged serums (and a bevy of tools to help you maintain results at home)—skincare was the next logical step, and their line of Training Sticks helps maximize your workout’s benefits for your body and face.
Touted as “motion-activated skincare,” options include the Multi-Vitamin Training Stick (with vitamins C and E plus hyaluronic acid), the Charcoal Training Stick (to detox and purify oily and blemish-prone skin), the Brazilian Pink Clay Training Stick (for overall rejuvenation and brightening) and the Spirulina Training Stick (for firming, tightening and enhanced radiance).
And best of all, they’re super-easy to use. Just apply a few swipes across your forehead, on your cheeks, down your nose and on your chin and start your workout as usual. The ingredients are activated as your body temperature rises—and you simply wash it all off when you’re done (as you should be doing anyway).
My biggest problem is deciding which to try first (although I suppose you could multi-stick to target different concerns in various areas). I figure if I’m already working out for the healthy and appearance of my body, it couldn’t hurt to let my face get in on the action as well.