Gym Bag Beauty Essentials

Make it to the studio and back unscathed with our top five beauty essentials for yourpost-Pilates regiment, and never worry again about finding time to squeeze in aclass and look good afterwards. 

 1. Elastic Hair Ties Go gentle on your strands and avoid midday creases in your ‘do by throwing hair up in a thick elastic hair tie. We like Bop Basics Neon Elastic Hair Ties, $38, for a pop of color. Even better? Loosely braid your tresses or twist into a bun and fasten with these ties for added volume and gentle waves after your workout.

 2. Cleansing Facial Towelettes Cool off with a cleansing towelette that gently removes dirt, sweat and makeup residue, paying special attention to the hairline, neck, chest and back. We like Say Yes to Cucumbers Hypoallergenic Facial Towelettes, $5.99, packed with superfood ingredients to naturally exfoliate, detoxify and rejuvenate the skin in a flash. 

3. Dry Shampoo Skip the shower and still keep tresses looking clean with dry shampoo, which absorbs excess oils and sweat after a workout. We like Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo Powder, $21, ideal for on-the-go primping. A little powder goes a long way by massaging this lemon verbena-scented product into the scalp, cleansing hair and creating instant volume without water or a blow dryer. 

4. Tinted Moisturizer Work that natural post-workout flush and add a hint of sheer, natural color with tinted moisturizer, perfect for that “no makeup” look. We like Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer, $43, for its easy application and variety of colors. Too much flush is easily evened out with this lightweight SPF 20 makeup/skincare combo, which hydrates and protects skin from environmental damage with an antioxidant complex of vitamins C and E. 

5. Cleansing Body Mist No time for a shower? No problem, with a scented cleansing body spray in your gym bag arsenal. We like Clean Shower Fresh Clear Radiance Mist, $29, to wake up skin and rehydrate with a refreshing and uplifting scent. This fragrance packs skincare benefits to clean and exfoliate, even skin tone and reduce the appearance of skin imperfections to reveal radiant and glowing skin all over.