Fitness

The Perfect Post-Run Bodycare Routine For Avid Runners

Whether your goal is to improve fitness, experience nature or boost your mood and get those endorphins flowing, nothing beats going for an invigorating run. It is perhaps one of the most accessible forms of exercise out there and its completely free! But, running can put a lot of strain on your body, especially your skin as you are exposed to a lot of elements. From the beaming sun to bitterly cold winds, your skin can become dry, dehydrated and taught.  

So, we have put together a post-run bodycare routine that is perfect for avid runners. From refreshing bodywashes to cooling muscle gels, these products will help enhance all of the hard work you put in so your skin is just as strong and fit as you feel.

Step 1: Soothe those tight muscles

It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or pro, post-run your muscles are likely to be feeling tight and achy. Our Muscle Motivator Revitalising Gel is an SOS for your hardworking body and is the perfect way to kick-off your post-run bodycare routine. Charged with an instant cooling sensation, this revitalising gel will help keep your tight muscles hydrated along with seaweed extract and menthol to keep you feeling refreshed. Our Feel-Good Complex provides an instant feeling of wellbeing and keeps skin feeling moisturised with a unique blend of Indian Fig extract and Monk’s pepper Berry to help your body feel its best as you stay active. 

How To Use: 

Use Muscle Motivator post-run to instantly cool and soothe your hard-worked muscles. Massage into legs, upper back, neck and shoulders and you’ll feel relieved and refreshed in ‘Mio’ time. 

Step 2: Massage And Exfoliate 

Before you jump in the shower and wash away all that hard-earned sweat, massage and exfoliate your weather-beaten muscles with our best-selling Dry Body Brush. Made from 100% recyclable packaging and vegan friendly materials, along with our PP fibre bristles to gently and naturally exfoliate the skin. 

Body brushing has so many incredible benefits for your skin and health. Not only does it help to exfoliate dead skin cells and leave your skin feeling smooth, soft and invigorated, but studies have shown that it can actually improve your lymphatic system, increase energy and help release toxins from your body!  

How to Use: 

Use 2-3 times a week before showering, massaging in circular motions onto dry skin from top-to-toe. 

Step 3: Wash The Day Away 

Rinse away your workout with our Dive In Body Wash. This refreshing body cleanser removes sweat and impurities while leaving the skin feeling super-soft and hydrated. Perfect for avid-runners, this energising body wash will help protect your skin against the harsh drying effects of the elements while banishing away any post-exercise odours for a zingy shower experience that leaves your skin deeply hydrated. Charged with refreshing notes of eucalyptus and orange essential oils along with our wellbeing boosting complexes, you’ll be diving into a head-to-toe, feel-great glow. 

How To Use: 

Squeeze a generous amount into the palm of your hand and lather over wet skin while the feel-good fragrance revitalises the senses and uplifts the soul. 

Step 4: Hydrate And Smooth

Now that your bod is cool, calm and cleansed it’s important to moisturise your skin to prevent it from becoming dry and dehydrated, particularly in the colder months as low humidity saps the skin of moisture. Our Smooth Move Body Cream should be the last step in your post-run bodycare routine. It’s clinically proven* to help skin appear smoother and reduce the appearance of cellulite and charged with our Smooth Booster Complex, a powerful blend of plant-based proteins and vitamins including niacinamide, caffeine and spirulina to help smooth, hydrate and protect your skin leaving it looking and feeling firmer and more toned. 

*Tested on 30 respondents in a 8 week independent clinical trial.

How To Use:

After stepping out of the shower, in short deep strokes massage the cream into your calves and work up to your lower backmaking sure you pay attention to the front of your thighs! Incorporate skin rolling into your technique to help elasticise your skin’s support structure even further. Simply squeeze your thigh between your thumb and your fingers and roll upwards, pinching and releasing as you move up.  

Post-run bodycare routine

Learn More About How TImprove Your Running 

Read: I Can Run: An Empowering Guide To Running Well Far by Amy Lane 

Listen: Runner’s World Podcast 

Watch: How To Run Longer Without Getting So Tired – The Run Experience 



Heleayner Davies

Heleayner Davies

Writer and expert