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It’s time to start thinking about your New Year gym resolutions… yes, really

It’s that funny time of year again isn’t it? You know, that seriously weird few days between Christmas and New Year, when quite frankly, you don’t know what to do with yourself. As if in some strange sort of festive purgatory, you find yourself wondering whether it’s still ok to be eating all the (mince) pies or whether you should be dusting off your Nikes. Love Actually on repeat has (finally) lost its appeal and quite frankly the Christmas spirit is starting to wear thin. Ok, granted, most of us still plan on spending this precious week off work finishing off the last of the truffles, polishing off the quality street and sipping up all the rhubarb gin, before the January detox begins. But, if you want to get ahead of the masses and - gasp - start easing your way back into a gym routine, then we’ve got a few things that will make it slightly less painful. We’ve compiled a collection of gym-bag beauty heroes that will help to make returning to working out that little bit more fun.

Weleda Arnica Sports Shower Gel £7.95

A post-weights shower is transformed if you keep this in your gym bag. Packed full of rosemary and lavender essential oils, and soothing arnica, it’s free from synthetic nasties - so it won’t lather up as much as some of its peers - but it won’t strip your skin’s natural oils, either.

Mio Skincare Workout Wonder Invigorating Muscle Gel £21

This product in five words? A massage in a bottle. Still need convincing?A combo of arnica, magnesium, horse chestnut and spearmint instantly cool skin, boost circulation, ease muscular aches and speed up recovery. So we’re ready to go again the next day.

Oil’ A Nurturing Body Paper €1.30*

This totally natural body oil is a bit of an undiscovered gem for gym-goers. Instead of your usual bottle of body oil (hello leaky lids and ruined gym kit) the body oil is pressed into a totally handy, easy to use and travel-friendly wipe. One quick swipe post-shower and you can say hello to a super soft bod and glowing limbs that show no sign of winter dryness. 

Eyeko Sport Waterproof Mascara £18

No longer a gym no-no, make-up does now have its place in the gym (how else are you supposed to look good in your changing room selfie?!) This is not only sweat and smudge-proof, it also pulls up and curls lashes beautifully.

Living Proof Healthy Hair Dry Shampoo £14

Dry shampoo won’t clean your hair, but a good one will leave you in a semi-presentable state until you can wash it. This absorbs excess moisture, eliminates odour and refreshes locks that have survived a sweaty spin sesh.

*included in your December Roccabox

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