Easy Like Sunday Morning Yoga

We have this debate with ourselves every morning: do I work out in the morning or the evening? The alarm goes off and you have to decide whether you’re going to the 6:30 a.m. booty boot camp or am I going to spin at 7. If the morning routine wins, we shuffle to the bathroom to wash our faces and freshen our breath before gearing up to get going. As we rush past the mirror one more time we make the decision whether or not to wear makeup.

I polled the PÜR office about going to the gym au naturale. I was met with nervous admissions no one goes to the gym barefaced. It’s not like we’re going to the gym with intentional smoky eyes and fully contoured cheekbones. None of us go to the gym looking like Khloe Kardashian in Shape. We did admit to adding “little” powder foundation or some mascara “to look more awake.”

I took another poll for those of us that workout after work. I asked: do you remove your makeup before breaking a sweat? Everyone said no. Sure, one could take the extra step to remove our makeup before our run, pilates or CrossFit, but if your makeup doesn’t work against your skin, why take it off? Well, it depends on what’s in your makeup. PÜR’s foundations are full of good-for-your skin ingredients that improve the skin with each use. Think of it as your skin getting fit along with your body. For instance, PÜR’s Ceretin Complex has retinol which helps firm and clarify the skin. So, with each use “ even during your workouts “ your makeup is working to smooth and tighten your skin. The longer you keep it on. The better your results.

There is no such thing as a wrong decision when it comes to your gym appearance. If a little mascara makes you want to stay in the gym a little longer “ apply two coats. If a little concealer is needed to cover up those early morning bags “ go for it. Your skin will tell you if you’re making the right decision. Now, imagine a workout that just requires you to slather it on your body for 60 days to see results. If only staying fit was that easy.

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