This Sunday, over 50,000 runners will take part in the annual New York City Marathon, which spans 26.2 miles across the city. But whether you’re taking part in this intense race or heading out for your usual weekend jog, you’ll want these fitness-inspired beauty products to help you go the extra mile!
Even for athletes like Serena Williams, a 26.2-mile race is anything but easy. After months of training, a perfectly planned running playlist and your sneakers at the ready, be sure to check some of these helpful products off your pre and post-run list. And even if you won’t be running this weekend, if the marathoners are leaving you inspired to up your workout routine, you’re going to want these to ease into a fitness routine, too.
Prep Essentials: You can never be too prepared for a marathon that takes hours to complete. Whether bright and sunny or cloudy with a chance of showers, you still need SPF. La Roche Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra-Light Sunscreen has a matte finish so it doesn’t leave your skin greasy, is water resistant for up to 80 minutes, plus it’s tiny so it’s easy to throw in your bag on-the-go. And while it’s impossible to sweat-proof yourself before a marathon, a spray on deodorant like Degree Fresh Energy Dry Spray goes on without creating a gunky finish once the sweat starts.
You can also prep your feet with Compeed Blister Cushions wherever you know your sneakers have a tendency to rub. Then bring along Neo To Go and some decorative Band-Aids like the new Star Wars designs in case any blister disasters strike during the marathon.
During the race, be sure to wear the Fitbit Surge. It tracks your distance, pace, heart rate and more, so you can reach your goal.
NYC Marathon Beauty Products — Beauty & Fitness Finds To Make Your Race Easier
Post Relaxation: Whether you soak your whole body or just tired feet after a long day, nothing feels better on sore, overworked muscles than an Epsom salt bath. Dr. Teal’s Pure Epsom Salt Soaking Solution can be poured right into your bath to relieve tired and achy muscles.
Are you running in the marathon this Sunday, HollywoodLifers?
— Marissa DeSantis