THERE has been a surge in the number of people doing home workouts, with thousands tuning in to stream PE classes with Joe Wicks.
Here, we look at ways to ease your post-exercise muscles, while our beauty columnist tests brow gels now that we can’t go to salons.
with Jane Atkinson
- Weleda Arnica Cooling Gel , £7.95, 25g, weleda.co.uk – buy now
WELEDA ARNICA COOLING GEL is a natural pre- or post-workout aid to ease muscles. When massaged in, it uses the anti-inflammatory properties of arnica to stimulate blood flow to tired limbs while the cooling sensation refreshes them. I used it after a tough leg day – and I’d definitely recommend it.
- Smoovall anti-chafe spray, £14.99, 100ml, smoovall.co.uk – buy now
SMOOVALL ANTI-CHAFE SPRAY is a great way to stop the soreness caused by the combination of heat, tight clothes and movement. It works like deodorant to create an invisible protective layer on the skin. Non-greasy and no bitty residue. Great for runners.
- Betteryou magnesium bath flakes, £3.95 for 250g, betteryou.com – buy now
BETTERYOU MAGNESIUM BATH FLAKES are a cost-effective way to indulge in the many benefits of magnesium chloride baths. After a long bath I was chilled out, my muscle aches had disappeared and my skin felt amazing. I use these or Epsom salt baths regularly.
with Gabriella Stein
- Catrice, semi-permanent brow mascara, £3.79, justmylook.com – buy now
A semi-permanent brow gel that gradually tints your eyebrows with continued use. Has a smaller wand than most brow gels I have used but this made it much easier to get a precise application without getting excess product on my skin. Comes in five shades and a fantastic bargain buy.
- Eyeko brow gel, £18, lookfantastic.com – buy now
Infused with keratin, ginkgo biloba and vitamins to nourish, strengthen and add volume to your brows. This gel gave my brows shape, a tint and they stayed in place all day. Not even a sweaty workout could budge them. My new day-to-day essential during a largely make-up-free lockdown. Comes in one shade designed to suit all.
- Illamasqua Precision Brow Gel & Clear Brow & Lash Gel, £18.50 & £14, lookfantastic.com – buy now
Brow gel available in four shades. It was easy to apply and gave a precise shape. Although it gave the most definition of the three, the soft texture meant it was easy to blend out for a more natural finish.
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