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Locker Room Beauty Fixes in a Flash

I often love the way I look after a nice hard workout. The problem is that when I am working out at lunch, the "I've just sweat buckets" look doesn't always mesh with a post workout meeting with my boss.

Fitness Magazine
consulted with workout diva Denise Austin on her own personal locker room beauty tips that make going from sweaty to sweet in minutes. Here are highlights:

  • Problem: Ponytail Crease
    Fix: To prevent a ridge from forming mid-length, pull hair into a high ponytail and secure with a fabric holder instead of a tight elastic. "When you take hair down, it'll have extra volume," says Austin.
  • Problem: Flaky Skin
    Fix: Avoid deodorant soap during your post-workout shower. Opt for a gentle body wash or simply rinse with water.

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  • Problem: Flushed Cheeks
    Fix: Tone down red cheeks with a blast of cool air from a blow-dryer, then apply moisturizer to soothe skin. "Skip foundation and let your natural rosy glow shine through," says Austin.
  • Problem: Melted Mascara
    Fix: Remove smudges with a cleansing cloth. "Then curl lashes to revitalize the mascara that's still on," says Austin.

If you have a good locker room beauty tip, share it in the comments section below.


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omigosh omigosh 9 years
I don't have 'flushed cheeks' after a work out, I have red tomato lobster face! Plus I'm sweating like a pig. So some cold air and moisturizer isn't gonna do it for me. I need to take a cold shower and then still it takes about an hour until the 'rosiness' of my face is gone!
tglynn tglynn 9 years
(baby powder in your hair is what I meant, of course)
tglynn tglynn 9 years
A touch of baby powder works if you're in too much of a hurry to shampoo. It only really works with light hair though... :P
littleladylove littleladylove 9 years
I'd like to know what a fabric holder is too. What do you girls do about your sweaty hair after the gym? Do you have a shower and wash your hair too? Or do you use dry shampoo? I hate having to wash my hair after the gym because then I have to blowdry.. straighten.. etc.. Takes too long! But I hate having oily hair.
princess325 princess325 9 years
What's a fabric holder? *puzzled* These are some good tips. I always hate a ponytail crease- so I'm going to try and figure out what a fabric holder is.
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 9 years
I was just having this convo with a coworker. How do you fit a good workout in your 1 hour lunch break? You have to consider the time it takes you to get to and from the gym PLUS if you sweat like MAD- like I do, you'll have to shower before heading back to work. I like weights more than the cardio machines. With weights you have to do a certain amount of sets and reps...1 hour doesnt seem like enough time to me. I would love to learn how I can fit in a workout during lunch.
koozl19 koozl19 9 years
CBirck: It's easy! 30 minutes of circuit training, plus a few minutes for warm up & cool down, three days a week. 30-40 minute cardio workouts, twice a week. I love working out at lunch.
CBirck CBirck 9 years
How do you get a good, calorie crunching, workout in during an hour long lunch?
NurseDeAnna NurseDeAnna 9 years
Like a scrunchi?
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 9 years
fabic holder?
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i ALWAYS suffer from the flushed cheeks thing after my workouts during lunch, but figure that there's not much that i can do about it - so oh well. i like the solution here though - i might try that today when i go to the gym.
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