No Time to Shower After the Gym? 5 Tricks That Will Keep Your Dirty Little Secret

You've managed to fit a workout into your jam-packed morning, but squeezing in a post sweat-session shower is simply not in the cards. No one will be the wiser if you've stocked your gym bag with this mini-arsenal of miracle products that will have you looking fresh in minutes, no rinse-off required!

Step 1: Wipe Away the Evidence

body shop cleansing wipes


You torched so many calories in kickboxing that your instructor asked you to teach the class (well, almost). But all that effort left you drenched in more sweat than you’d ever care anyone outside the gym to see. Ever. When a sudsy shower isn’t in the schedule, wipe down with wipes. You’ll be refreshed and squeaky clean from head-to-toe in 30 seconds flat.

To buy: Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths, $2.99 for a 10-pack at

Step 2: Target Public Enemy Number One

secret clinical strength


In contrast to deodorants, antiperspirants actually plug sweat ducts, so they’ll help you stop perspiring instantly — even if you haven’t had a free moment to cool down post-workout. Choosing one that also features an odor-blocking formula will leave you (and your cubical) smelling fresh and clean despite cutting corners to sprint to the office on time.

To buy: Secret Clinical Strength Sport antiperspirant & deodorant, $8.99 at 


Step 3: Create a Scent Smokescreen

lavanilla fragranceDermstore

A subtle, sexy hint of fragrance is surefire way to hoodwink everyone you float past. A travel-friendly version like this set is portable enough to pack along for post-workout emergencies.

To buy: Lavanila Laboratories Healthy Fragrance Deluxe Mini Rollerball Set, $34 for four at  

Step 4: Hide Oily Roots

dove dry shampoo


If you don’t have time for a shower, chances are your tresses are at high risk for giving you away. Disguise soiled strands with an oil-absorbing dry shampoo that doubles as a styling aid. Spraying onto roots dissolves grease from roots, leaving you looking like you spent the morning getting a blow-out rather than bursting through your booty barre class.

To buy: Dove Style + Care Invogorating Dry Shampoo, $4.78 at

Step 5: Style to Camouflage

oscar blandi styling pinFolica

After you’ve de-greased your ‘do, tuck hair into an effortless bun. Styling pins like these allow you to accomplish your final step in looking fresh with almost no skill required. Just push it into hair, swirl it around and you’ve got yourself an instant chignon that looks like you’ve spent some serious time putting together. The fact that it took a few seconds to create? That’ll be our little secret.

To buy: Oscar Blandi Pronto Styling Pin, $12 each at  


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