8 Surprisingly Affordable Skincare Products You Need for Your Post-Workout Routine

We all know that exercise is great for our physical and mental health, but what about our skin? With the inevitable contamination from sweat, germs and constant face touching, it's no wonder our pores get clogged after going to the gym. Here are some tips and tricks to get flawless looking skin even after a long workout.

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Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes

The number one tip we can give you is to exercise without makeup on. While you work up a sweat on the treadmill or at the yoga studio, your pores will open and makeup, sweat, and bacteria can start to creep in. Take precautions by easily removing your makeup using the tried and true Neutrogena makeup wipes. These easy to use cleansing wipes are tough on makeup while gentle on skin, making them the best gym bag essential. ($9; walmart.com)

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Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser

Contrary to popular belief, you don't need an aggressive cleanser after a workout to clean your skin, so resist the temptation to over-exfoliate your face. Instead, you should go for a gentle cleanser that will wash away icky bacteria and sweat build-up. This Cetaphil cleanser is recommended by dermatologists as a gentle everyday cleanser. It's non-foaming formula is perfect for sensitive and oily skin because it avoids stripping away natural protective oils, making it an ideal post-workout find. ($10; walmart.com)

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Clarins Exfoliating Body Scrub

Since your body can handle a bit more than your face, it deserves a deep-cleansing body wash after you crushed that cycling class. Reach for this Clarins Exfoliating Body Scrub to get rid of the sweat and grime on your skin and leave you feeling smooth and refreshed. Don't wait until you get home from the gym to scrub down. Instead, slip this travel-friendly body scrub into your gym bag for immediate use after your morning run–your skin will thank you, too. ($25 (usually $38); walmart.com)

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Aveeno Clear Complexion Daily Facial Cleansing Pads

Struggling with an oily complexion is no fun, and finding products that will cleanse your face but won't dry out your skin is a difficult feat. The Aveeno Clear Complexion Cleansing Pads are a godsend, made of a gentle formula mixed with acne-clearing salicylic acid. These pre-moistened pads are designed to carefully exfoliate your skin, while also deeply cleansing it to prevent breakouts. Tip: Wipe down your neck and chest to prevent body acne. ($7; walmart.com)

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Cleen Beauty Coconut Water Hibiscus Glow Mist

Hit refresh with this gloriously aromatic facial mist. Infused with coconut water and hibiscus extract, this facial mist nourishes, tones, and cleanses your complexion. Up your flow for your workday by spritzing this mist on your skin to leave it feeling soft and bright. You'll never want to skip this simple step again. ($7; walmart.com)

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Mario Badescu Control Moisturizer

While Mario Badescu's facial mists are all the rage, there are still some hidden gems in the extensive skincare line–one of them being the control moisturizer for oily skin. This moisturizer aims to reduce redness, creating a calmer, balanced, shine-free complexion. The water-based cream formulated with glycerin will soon become a staple in your daily routine—we promise. ($30; walmart.com)

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CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion

If you have dry, chapped skin and are searching for a solution that deeply nourishes your face and neck, then we'd recommend the CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion. The lotion deeply replenishes skin for 24-hour hydration, leaving a bright and soft complexion. Developed with dermatologists, this moisturizer is guaranteed to give you the nourished glow you've always wanted. ($12; walmart.com)

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EltaMD Sunscreen

One of the most crucial (and overlooked) skincare steps is applying sunscreen, no matter the weather outside. Sunscreen is necessary for preventing wrinkles and sun spots, while also adding extra hydration to your skin before applying your makeup. EltaMD comes recommended by dermatologists because of its effective UVA protection and SPF 40. Kind to all skin types, this sunscreen won't leave your skin irritated or greasy, so you won't even notice it's there. ($25; walmart.com)

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