When confronted with the getting-ready-for-the-gym dilemma, we're usually told to forgo the makeup altogether.
A StyleList article by Deborah Dunham explores all the reasons we shouldn't sweat with it on as well as the best ways to shun that advice for those who refuse to sweat sans-products.
Exercising opens the pores which invites sweat as well as any foundation or makeup sitting on top of the skin. This leads to more breakouts and skin problems. Besides, a sweaty face tracked with runny makeup may be less attractive than no makeup at all.
Luckily, there are low risk strategies to avoid these common pitfalls.
Go for less cakier applications of foundation and keep the concealer minimal.
Water-resistant mascara and tinted moisturizer are also essential. A quick swipe of a tubing mascara might be your best bet for looking polished when you hit the treadmill.