Building and maintaing a skin care routine that works for you and your body is an important part of every day life, just one missed step and skin can become lacklustre or dry. But what happens when you add some of the harshest physical and mental conditions to the mix? We asked two time Olympic Gold medalist Alex Gregory about his go-to gym bag essentials from everyday training to fighting the most extreme conditions.
COME RAIN OR SHINE
'After noticing the wind damage on my hands, neck and face, I decided to look into using Green People skincare as I heard how fantastic it was for your skin.'
After years out on the water rowing and getting baked by the sun, I really noticed the problems it caused my skin. I sometimes catch myself in the mirror (whilst rushing past to save one of my children from utter despair because she can’t find her favourite sock or another one has decided the TV screen is a punchbag!), and realise the attention my skin now needs.
After noticing the wind damage on my hands, neck and face, I decided to look into using Green People skincare as I heard how fantastic it was for your skin. I have now been using their products for a couple of years and I would not leave the house without a tube of Green People Scent Free SPF30 Sun Lotion in my bag. Its smooth texture feels almost chalky on application unlike any I’ve tried before and so it really can be worn without any off putting greasy residues left behind.
GETTING DOWN TO EARTH WITH NATURE
'fresh, cooling and keeps me smelling good'
As you can imagine, I love the outdoors and getting down to earth with nature, so finding a deodorant that was natural and organic was perfect for me, Green People's Mint & Prebiotics Deodorant I use daily. It’s fresh, cooling and keeps me smelling good!
'a sure fire way to get the day off to a good start'
The Energising Shower Gel is a sure fire way to get the day off to a good start - if I need a morning pick-me-up after a late night, this is my go to. I also can’t recommend the Exfoliating Face Scrub enough, it is the perfect go to after a busy weekend with the kids in the garden or after a tough training session.
AN ARCTIC RESCUE
'I’ve always used the Mum & Baby Rescue Balm to soften, smooth and repair damaged skin'
As you can imagine, my hands have been through it all. A picture of my hands went viral recently after I took part in an Arctic rowing expedition. Stepping onto land after a long period on icy cold, dangerous seas, I found my hands looked horrendously swollen, blistered and, quite frankly, disgusting. I’ve always used the Mum & Baby Rescue Balm to soften, smooth and repair damaged skin, and this time was no exception. Quickly my hands were back to normal again from using this magic stuff, it worked a treat!
High factor fragrance-free SPF30 sun lotion suitable for sensitive skin
Roll-on men's deodorant for all skin types
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