You’ve likely heard of SoulCycle, the heart-pumping spin class that often constructs you feel like you’re in a nightclub while you’re working out( genius, right ?).
As a SoulCycle enthusiast, I’ve always wondered how the super-fit instructors keep their
beauty routine and skin clean and healthy while sweating pails , often teaching several intense cycling class each day.
Lauren McHale is a full-time SoulCycle instructor in San Francisco. Before she began acareer at SoulCycle, she was an avid yogi, hiker, skiier and snowboarder, so she’s well-versed in the best skincare practices for peeps who are physically active.
I caught up with Lauren and picked her brain about how she takes
care of her skin and freshens up when she’s done tapping it back. What is a SoulCycle instructor’s skincare routine?
Gentle face clean : “I am more of a get-up-and-go kind of girl when I have to teach early-morning’ rooster’ classes at SoulCycle, so I usually only clean my face promptly with
Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser ($ 7 ). ”
Hydrating lip balm : “I love the peppermint smell of
Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm ($ 3 ), and it keeps my lips hydrated all day. I apply it before heading out the door.”
Refreshing face wipes : “All day, every day and in between class especially, I use
Neutrogena Oil-Free Pink Grapefruit Cleansing Wipes ($ 7) to energize my skin. I love the smell, and they maintain my skin feeling fresh. I actually try to avoid utilizing skincare products when I’m teaching the bulk of my class because I don’t want it to get in my eyes afterwards while I’m teaching and sweating.”
Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize : “In all honesty, I keep it really simple with my skincare routine, but I’m a big fan of using coconut petroleum as a natural moisturizer, or sometimes I’ll use some
Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Serum ($ 24 ). ”
What about your beauty routine?
SPF is everything : “
Neutrogena Clear Face Liquid Lotion Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 55 ($ 12) leaves my skin feeling soft and silky , not greasy or shiny, which is great when I’m going from a day at the park to dinner and beverages with friends. My skin feels protected and clean! ”
Get your glow on : “I love the way
bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream ($ 30) stimulates my skin feeling, and it always gives me a healthy glow.”
Lashes for days : “
Benefit They’re Real Lengthening Mascara ($ 24) truly lives up to its name and induces my eyelashes appear amazing without having to reapply over and over.”