5 Tips for Freshening Up After an Office Workout


Hit the Shower -- Or Improvise

Whenever you get hot, sweaty or dirty, your first instinct is probably to take a shower. Not only does it revive and cleanse you, but it also spares those around you from your less-than-fresh self. If you're at home or your regular gym, a quick shower is readily available. At the office, however, you may be left with nothing more than a bathroom sink.

Fortunately, most at-work workouts don't last long enough to get you dripping wet [source: Bouchez]. But if you find yourself having to get clean the quick-and-dirty way, here are some helpful tips:

  • Use dry shampoo. It doesn't require water or a lather, just a comb.
  • Bring a clean towel. Use it to wipe excess sweat off of your body.
  • Have baby wipes on hand. If you don't have access to a shower, baby wipes are the next best thing for removing bodily grime.
  • Sprinkle baby powder. Talcum powder absorbs moisture. Throw a bit of it on your feet, back, thighs or underarms to soak up some of your sweat.

Keep reading to learn how you can put your best face forward after an office workout.