5 Gym Bag Grooming Essentials

With the summer months approaching, many of you will be frequenting the gym, aiming to get in shape for your summer holiday and the beach. However, sweat exhaustion and intense workouts can play havoc on your skin, body and grooming routine. These 5 Gym Bag Grooming Essentials will help keep you looking and feeling your best as you try to develop that body you (and others) have always desired.

1. Gym Sized Products

Maximising space in your gym bag is easy with travel (or gym sized) versions of your favourite grooming products. Molton Brown are renowned for their superb travel products and their Men’s Traveller kit has everything you’ll need in easy to apply tubes.

£40 from Molton Brown

Molton Brown Men's Traveller Kit

2. Hair Survival

Frequent showering after a workout and or swim requires a quality shampoo to ensure hair is kept in best possible condition. Baxter of California Daily Protein Shampoo will cleanse thoroughly (ridding any Chlorine) whilst providing added anti-hairloss benefits and has a minty-fresh scent to leave you feeling energised.

£14.00/300ml from Niven & Joshua

Daily Protein Shampoo Baxter of California

3. Hand Care

A gym routine which involves frequent lifting of weights can lead to unsightly tough, hard skin or calluses on your hands. Burt’s Bees Shea Butter Hand Repair Creme ensures hands are kept nourished, hydrated and soft.

£11.99/90g from Niven & Joshua

Shea Butter Hand Repair Creme

4. Smell Better

Post workout, you’ve showered and changed. Now to maintain that fresh feeling with a good quality deodorant and fragrance. Recently launched and of excellent quality are two new recommendations: The alcohol and aluminium free Baxter of California Deodorant stick with a refreshing citrus scent, and Molton Brown Londinium, with its “capital blend” – merging a spicy, whiskey base with refreshing top notes of wild juniper and bergamot – perfect for the summer.

Baxter of California Deodorant £18.00/75g from Niven & Joshua

Baxter of California Deodorant

Molton Brown Londinium £75/50ml from Molton Brown

Molton Brown Londinium

5. The Finishing Touch

All of your important grooming essentials require a wash bag of equal ilk so that products don’t spill/leak onto your change of clothes or spoil the lining of your gym bag. Otis Batterbee of London is a relatively new brand, but one which has put serious thought into their offering. Opt for either the Small Waxed Grand Tourer or the sleeker option; the Medium Classic Envelope. They are both long-lasting, stylish and will require minimal space in your gym bag.

Otis Batterbee Small Waxed Grand Tourer £58, Otis Batterbee Medium Classic Envelope £53. Both available from Harrods

Otis Batterbee Small Waxed Grand Tourer

Otis Batterbee Medium Classic Envelope