Beauty gurus Béke Beau and Monique Mason offer tips for how not to gross out your coworkers.
I’m not too big of a person to admit that I seethe with jealousy any time someone tells me they worked out over their lunch break. I would kill to be able to do that. Could you imagine how much more productive I’d be in the afternoons after a little midday pick-me-up?
Thing is, it’s not really a time issue for me. I’m the queen of high-intensity, super-short workouts that are just as (if not more) effective as slogging on the treadmill for an hour. What I can’t quite master, though, is the post-workout cleanup routine. You guys, I’m going to be blunt here: I am a sweaty, disgusting mess after I work out. I pretty much have to shower completely, top to bottom, to recover, and who has time for that plus a good workout on a lunch break? Not me.
Or at least, that’s what I always figured until I talked to local beauty experts Béke Beau, a fab Main Line makeup artist, and Monique Mason, owner of Old City’s organic beauty and haircare studio, Moko. They’ve managed to convince me that with a little advance preparation and a well-stocked arsenal of beauty products, even sweaty, disgusting me can join the ranks of the lucky lunch-hour fit-erati.
If you’re in my boat, you’ll want to read on. Here are their best tips for looking positively powder fresh after an awesome lunchtime workout.