If you want to stay in shape, going to the gym is probably a necessity. It can be tough to stay motivated at home — and besides, programs that promise awesome abs in four minutes a day don’t really work (we typically quit after three minutes). And while hitting the gym makes you feel healthier, you also go because you want to look good for the opposite sex. Well, even if your abs are totally ripped, you won’t get much attention if you smell and look like a nasty gym rat after you leave the gym.
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So when you’re packing up your gym bag before a workout, think ahead. You’re going to need more than a water bottle and an iPod. Your checklist also has to include products that will keep you looking and smelling clean.
Molton Brown Sport 4-in-1 Sportwash ($24 @ Amazon.com)
After you attack the weights, you need to attack the sweaty stench that results. The first line of defense against emitting a repugnant stank is to shower with Molton Brown Sport; it helps annihilate any unwanted smell that might be lurking in any of your crevices and leaves your skin both looking good and feeling refreshed.
Anthony Invigorating Rush Hair + Body Wash ($26 @ Amazon.com)
Want to reduce clutter in your bag? Use a two-in-one hair and body wash. It’ll get any grease, sweat, and cheez-doodle crumbs out of your hair, while moisturizing your body and wiping bacteria from any hidden spots. (Don’t make us spell that one out for you.) Anthony’s paraben-free formula leaves a clean and masculine scent that won’t leave you stinking like perfume or body spray. Oh, and it comes in a neutral-looking bottle perfectly acceptable for locker room usage.