How can I feel clean and ungrimy after a workout?
September 15, 2013 2:09 PM Subscribe
Is there anything I can do to feel less disgusting post-gym?
posted by lxs to health & fitness (18 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I am a 30-yr-old woman in pretty decent shape. I've been working out about 5x/week for the past seven years, usually inside at a gym. When I do this I sweat. A lot. My problem is that no matter what I do, I always feel disgusting (as in dirty, greasy, grimy, etc.) after a workout, even after a post-gym shower. If I workout in the morning, which I often do, I can count on my skin feeling oily and grimy all day and my hair being greasy and limp. This is only a problem on my face, neck, and hair.
I've tried a pretty wide range of things to combat this: I wear moisture-wicking clothes, I wipe my face with a towel while working out and drink lots of water. I've tried waiting a bit before showering after a workout and I've tried showering immediately after. I've tried washing my hair twice (which often leaves it dry and lifeless) and washing my face multiple times with both hot and cold water. I've also tried toner on my face, but none of these options have really helped much.
Why am I so exceptionally dirty? Is there anything else that I could try, either during or after my workout, in order to actually feel clean after the gym?