‘Sweaty Betty’ really hit the nail of the head with their name because let’s face it, us fitness lovers are all just a bunch of Sweaty Betty’s and we wouldn’t have it any other way! There is no better feeling than finishing a challenging, hardcore workout that leaves you with flying high with endorphins for the rest of the day. Unfortunately, the sweaty element comes hand in hand with the euphoric benefits of exercise so it is important we take the correct measures to ensure our skincare routine is complimenting our active lifestyles.
I find myself scratching my head most mornings as I contemplate doing my skincare routine pre-workout, well am aware I’ll probably end up sweating it off 5 minutes into the session but, of course, I do want to apply a layer of protection to my skin.
Pretty Athletic are the beauty pioneers creating skincare tailored towards women that workout. From their cult hyaluronic vitamin tonic that leaves skin glowing, the cooling gel cleanser that calms redness to the recovery boosting serum, Pretty Athletic filled a huge gap in the market as one of the first brands to recognise that our skincare regime needs to adapt when we workout.
New to the Pretty Athletic range is the Sweatproof Neutralising Hydration Gel. Lead by science, Pretty Athletic have formulated the ultimate sweat protecting barrier for your skin that can be used pre or post-workout. When exercising, the natural perspiration (in other words ‘sweat’) you produce changes your skin’s pH balance which can have detrimental effects on the skin. Our skin should maintain a pH of 5 to 6 to ensure the health of the skin is functioning accurately. With this in mind, Pretty Athletic have designed a rebalancing gel that enables the skin to retain the optimum pH throughout and after your workout.
Formulated with prebiotics, vitamin C rich Kakadu plum, rosehip and chia seeds oils to nourish and hydrate the skin, the lightweight formula is the perfect consistency to apply pre and post-workout, helping to promote a healthy skin barrier. Made with 98% natural ingredients and approved by the Vegan Society, the Sweatproof Neutralising Hydration Gel has quickly become one of my gym bag essentials. Paired with the rest of the Pretty Athletic range, I’m rest-assured that I will enter and leave the gym with a protective barrier that is going to nourish my skin efficiently.