6 Easy Ways to Freshen Up When There’s No Time for a Shower

Look, feel and smell great with these time-saving freshen up tips!

We’ve all been there. Sometimes a shower just isn’t in the cards after the gym or a long day at work when it’s crucial to freshen up before an event or night out. Many, including busy mothers, students and all-around over-schedulers don’t always have the luxury of a warm rinse when pressed for time. We’ve rounded up our top sweat-saving product picks to help you to feel fresh, dry and smelling oh-so-clean.

Farmaesthetics High Cotton Body Dust

Do you ever get “hot spots” where moisture and irritation harbor on your body? Maybe it’s on your feet or bra line? Enter Farmaesthetics High Cotton Body Dust. Lightly sprinkle on before or after working out, a hot commute or anytime at all to absorb excess moisture and reduce chafing. Sans the harmful ingredients sometimes found in baby powders, this herbal dust is made with finely ground organic lavender buds, thyme flowers and sage which give natural anti-microbrial, anti-fungal and deodorizing benefits. Calming and effective, it’s gentle enough to use on babies’ bottoms.

Available: Saks Fifth Avenue

Amika Phantom Hydrating Dry Shampoo Foam

Dry shampoo is a staple for anyone wanting to extend the life of hair between washes, but Amika Phantom Hydrating Dry Shampoo Foam takes it to the next level of freshness with a part dry shampoo/part conditioning foam formula. We know what you’re thinking – how does a foam work on dry hair (or dry-damp hair post-gym)? Phantom Foam is infused with rice starch that works to absorb oil while adding volume to dry, color-treated or curly hair types. Ingredients derived from coconut oil and the brand’s signature ingredient, sea buckthorn berry give moisturizing properties, while keep strands anti-frizz and anti-static. Free of parabens, silicones and sulfates, this hair revitalizer has a refreshing scent to save many a sweaty scalp.

Available: Sephora

Nest Fragranced Body Wipes

Pre-moistened and portable, remove sweat, dirt and body oil while adding a subtle aroma to the skin with Nest Body Wipes. For a calm, soothing scent try Ocean Mist and Coconut Water with cedarwood oil, tiare and coconut accords. Perfect for your gym bag, car or carry-on, each box comes with 12 individually wrapped towelettes so you can disperse as needed to cover all your bases. Skin’s left not only refreshed and deodorized, but softened too thanks to aloe vera and Vitamin E.

Available: Ulta

Donna Karan Cashmere Mist Deodorant

There’s a reason why Donna Karan Cashmere Mist Deodorant is the number one luxury fragrance body product among department store brands (according to NPD Research) …it’s that good! Having the antiperspirant stick within reach helps control wetness and perspiration, offering the brand’s fan-favorite scent of Moroccan jasmine, bergamot, sandalwood and amber. Effective with a long-wearing scent, one application wears for hours on end. Double down on the scent with Donna Karen Cashmere Body Mist for a full-body treat.

Available: Macy’s

Define Me Hair Fragrance Mist

Give stale hair a pick-me-up with DefineMe Hair Fragrance Mist, a wearable long-lasting scented spray that nourishes and helps to reduce frizz. Blended fragrances use essential oils, chamomile extract, provitamin B5 and aloe vera to add shine and sophistication to all hair types. We’ve been reaching for Clara, the floral/musk scent highlighting notes of lily, lilac and violet. Beyond being a lovely product in general, the brand gives back to “She’s the First” – a non-profit that provides scholarships to girls in low-income countries with every bottle purchased.

Available: DefineMeFragrance

Colgate Wisp Optic White Coolmint

When gum isn’t enough and the idea of throwing your damp toothbrush in your purse gives you the heebie jeebies, Colgate Wisp Optic White in Coolmint comes to the rescue. Colgate Wisps are on-the-go, waterless, one-time use toothbrushes you won’t be able to live without. Bristles clean teeth, with a built-in freshening bead within the head of the brush; while the handle doubles as a pick for tackling hard to reach areas. Teeth are whitened as surface stains are removed and the mouth is restored to freshness. Bye-bye coffee breath!

Available: Amazon

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