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Post-workout skincare

A healthy body equals a healthy mind, so at OM we always try to squeeze in a workout where we can. Exercise helps to relieve tension, which reduces stress, and gets the blood pumping, which boosts circulation and wakes up the skin.

Although sweat contains impurities which can result in breakouts, it’s a mistake to respond by bombarding your skin with harsh lotions and potions for a ‘squeaky clean’ face – this will only disrupt your skin’s natural oil balance and make it produce extra oil to compensate. Your main priority after a work out should simply be to freshen and replenish skin.

So to keep your body and skin happy post-workout, follow our low maintenance regime: After a morning sweat, first reach for our newly-launched Mindful Traveller. Containing both our award-winning Pure Glow Cleanser and Daily Radiance Moisturiser, the light, minimal packaging is ideal to pop in your gym bag for skincare on-the- go.

The Pure Glow Cleanser is enriched with organic Aloe Vera to nourish and cool down flushed, post-workout skin, and is careful not to strip the skin of natural oils thanks to balancing Rosewood oil. The latter works to even out the skin’s natural pH levels and rejuvenate the complexion to keep it looking healthy.

Try to remove make-up before your workout. However, it’s good to know that our cleanser multi-tasks as a make-up remover. Pack some cotton wool pads in your gym kit and when your face is damp, pump some of the formula on the pads and massage (never rub) into your skin to ensure your face is make-up free. When it is, repeat the first step.

Gently pat the skin dry before dispensing the Daily Radiance Moisturiser from the other end of the tube. When we sweat, we lose water through our skin. Our moisturiser is perfect for replenishing hydration due to the inclusion of larch tree extract, which adds and maintains moisture. Enriched with cucumber and apple, your skin is well on its way to its 5 a day; cucumber prevent post-exercise puffiness, and apple boosts the skin with vitamins essential to fight free radicals and prevent premature ageing.

Finish with our pocket-sized favourite, the Invisible Finish Primer. Offering SPF 40 UVA and UVB protection, you know your skin is in safe hands with this base.

Soothing seaweed courtesy of hand-harvested Red Algae penetrates the skin to prevent inflammation and encourages a smooth, even complexion. If you’re keen to make the most of your post-workout glow, you’re in the right place. Pea extract and papain, an enzyme found in papayas, gently exfoliate the skin, eliminating dead cells and reducing the appearance of dark spots whilst improving brightness and luminosity. Larch tree extract ensures moisture levels are maintained, whilst chamomile oil and sweet orange oil work to boost your skin’s wellbeing and your overall spirit.