My post-gym routine always starts in the shower, a place where I can be as messy as I want without having to worry about product covering my clothes or the bathroom sink. I’m no stranger to brushing my teeth in the shower, followed by a cleansing ritual and quick patting dry with a huge towel. Naturally, I drink a ton of water during my workout but whilst that’s taking care of internal hydration—my skin is fussy and always demands more attention. I’ll apply a light layer of a hydrating mask straight out of the shower, let it simmer while I get dressed for bed and finish off some late-night work emails. As a devotee of French pharmacy brands, I take my pick from La Roche Posay, a soothing moisture bomb in a fresh gel-cream texture to deliver high-performance hydration.
Once my skin has had its fill of hydration, I make my way back to the sink to splash off any remnants and follow up with my regular serums and measures to look alive. The mask boasts fragmented hyaluronic acid and the brand’s own thermal spring water in a minimalist formula, think soothing when your skin is acting like a jerk. The fresh texture lends itself beautifully as an aftersun during warmer months or to remedy dehydration from being in a dry climate for too long—that includes cabin air for those that have the option to travel often. If you’re feeling scientific this can act as a base for DIY skincare, adding drops of pure oil like The Ordinary Marula oil to amp up the nourishment. If simple, clean formulations are your thing, you can’t go wrong with a little LRP.