Marathon Beauty Essentials
Fall may as well be the season of running races. Whether you’re taking part in the NYC Marathon on November 2nd, an upcoming Tough Mudder competition, color run or a grueling Triathlon, make things a little easier on yourself by remembering these must-have marathon beauty essentials.
The Best for… Pre-Marathon Prep
Regular training can take its toll on your feet so give them a little TLC withFreeman’s Bare Foot Pain Relief. The unique blend of Methyl Salicylate, Camphor and Menthol work together to help neutralize muscle pain and soothe away aches, while Karanja Oil, and Neem Oil relieve dryness and helps moisturize ensuring your feet stay nice and strong for the big race.
⁻ $6.99, Walmart
The Best for… Soothing Achy Muscles
Intense training can leave muscles sore and achy, use Weleda’s Arnica Massage Oil – an all-natural, nourishing oil before and after exercise for immediate relief. Infused with a soothing bend of anti-inflammatory ingredients that work to help give your body a much needed boost, the warming formula deeply nourishes skin, while relaxing the body and the mind with its delicate scent.
⁻ $22.50, usa.weleda.com
The Best for… Dry Skin & Calluses
As runners, your feet probably already suffer from calluses and dry skin from all your training. Give your feet the TLC that they need and reach for Amopé Pedi Perfect. The revolutionary electronic foot file helps to remove rough hard skin revealing smooth results after just one use. Specially designed with a Micralumina roller head, the file exfoliates the foot through a gentle and safe rotating action. The results: luxurious feet you’ll want to show off!
⁻ $39.99, mass retailers nationwide
The Best for… Sun Protection
Spending so many hours outdoors means applying a long-lasting SPF lotion is key! Opt for a lightweight, non-greasy waterproof formula such as Vichy Capital Soleil SPF 50 Lightweight Foaming Lotion, which quickly absorbs into skin to provide multi-layer protection from UVA/UVB rays and free radical damage. The powerful protection of broad-spectrum sunscreen coupled with the delicate feel of an air-mousse formula, effortlessly glides on skin without any residue and protects your face without stinging your eyes.
⁻ $28.50, vichyusa.com
The Best for… Damaged Hair
After logging countless hours training with your hair pulled back your strands may be as weak as your muscles. Undo the damage of sun exposure, sweat and tight ponytails with Zotos 180 PRO Moisture Repair Discovery Kit from Sally Beauty Supply. It features ground breaking technology formulated with ultra-reparative Pro-Peptide Complex that repairs while gently cleansing and conditioning severely damaged, overprocessed hair. It will leave you with winning results that everyone will notice when you cross that finish line.
-$5.99, Sally Beauty Supply and SallyBeauty.com
The Best for… A Photo-Finish Face
Long days outside can be brutal on your skin. You can protect yourself from the harsh elements with Almay Smart Shade Skintone Matching makeup, which not only has SPF 15 but this lightweight foundation easily adjusts to your unique skin tone for natural-looking coverage. Ideal for post-race celebrations and photos and suitable for all skin types.
-$13.99, drug and mass retailers nationwide and Almay.com