Pulling off the transition from “sweaty mess at the gym” to “fresh-faced glowing angel” is a skill that, alas, eludes me. But who better than to teach us all how to rush from a workout to dinner plans than someone who pulls it off nearly every day, sans shower? In the latest episode of Well+Good’s Self-Care Nation series, yoga teacher Tess Koenig shares her workout-to-night beauty routine. “Over the years of teaching, I’ve gone from full-face feeling like I need to look professional to not, because we’re sweating,” she says, explaining that she now comes to her classes makeup-free instead of totally glammed up. “Obviously it’s your choice, whatever makes you feel good. But just by trial and error I learn that I feel best when I don’t wear makeup working out or teaching, and then I do a little bit to go out and be social.”
Her easy, 10-minute routine uses products that are easily stashed in her gym bag. Pro tip: If you tend to be in a haze post-workout, make sure all these products look very different from each other, Koenig says. “I definitely have done the thing where I think I’m using a dry shampoo and really I’m using a tinted moisturizer on my hair just by not looking,” she explains. To which I say, “been there.”
Included in her routine is a genius hack for preventing buttne, tips for turning your sweaty look into a glow-y one, and a product that helps her fake a sun-kissed glow (no actual sun exposure required). Another tidbit: she uses a serum with cannabis sativa in it, because it calms and redness and inflammation on her face from teaching.
Watch the full video above, and feel free to steal her tips to master the gym-to-life transition that will buy you at least a few extra minutes of your day.
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