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Published Sunday Jun 02, 2019 by Brittany Raine

What to Wear For Every Type of Workout

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Spiritual Gangster
Yoga
Pilates
Barre
Interval Training
Cycling

Whether you’re all about the zen life or killing your cardio routine, what you wear when you work out can influence (and inspire) the way you move. When it comes to those feel-good fitness vibes that can take us from the studio to the streets, Spiritual Gangster is our go-to brand—and a sweat-worthy wardrobe staple. 

From super cool leggings that comfortably hug every curve to printed yoga tanks built to perform, here are our five favorite Spiritual Gangster looks that work for every workout (and here's an exclusive 15% off your first purchase – you're welcome). 

Slay that Savasana style.

Find your piece of paradise on (and off) the mat with one of Spiritual Gangster’s newest summer look! This super versatile, sweat-resistant seamless brami and high-waisted leggings dry quickly and fit every activity level—from Friday yoga flow to meeting your girlfriends for brunch on Sunday. 

Get the look:
Raw Seamless Active Brami: $58 
Palm Paradise High Waist ⅞ Leggings: $98
 

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Slay that Savasana style.

Find your piece of paradise on (and off) the mat with one of Spiritual Gangster’s newest summer look! This super versatile, sweat-resistant seamless brami and high-waisted leggings dry quickly and fit every activity level—from Friday yoga flow to meeting your girlfriends for brunch on Sunday. 

Get the look:
Raw Seamless Active Brami: $58 
Palm Paradise High Waist ⅞ Leggings: $98
 

Brighten up those cardio bursts.

Sparkle while you sweat with two stand-out pieces from this exclusive SG X Bandier collab. Made with SG Lean—an eco compressive fabric meant to make you feel lean, smooth, and supported—and created in a new Bandier colorway, this color and fit will flatter any figure. Now that’s some serious Bandier babe status. 

Get the look:
Sg X Bandier Shakti Brami: $78
Sg X Bandier Compressive High Waist ⅞ Legging: $118

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Brighten up those cardio bursts.

Sparkle while you sweat with two stand-out pieces from this exclusive SG X Bandier collab. Made with SG Lean—an eco compressive fabric meant to make you feel lean, smooth, and supported—and created in a new Bandier colorway, this color and fit will flatter any figure. Now that’s some serious Bandier babe status. 

Get the look:
Sg X Bandier Shakti Brami: $78
Sg X Bandier Compressive High Waist ⅞ Legging: $118

Floral + feminine meets the reformer.

Power your movement and your muscles with this best-selling SG wardrobe essential. Featuring an adjustable—and simply beautiful—active bra, this look is ideal for low-impact exercises, like Pilates. Plus, the romantic watercolor floral pattern pairs perfectly after class with a tank or your go-to jean jacket! 

Get the look:
Unity Tie Front Active Bra: $68 $39
Floral High Waist ⅞ Leggings: $128 $98

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Floral + feminine meets the reformer.

Power your movement and your muscles with this best-selling SG wardrobe essential. Featuring an adjustable—and simply beautiful—active bra, this look is ideal for low-impact exercises, like Pilates. Plus, the romantic watercolor floral pattern pairs perfectly after class with a tank or your go-to jean jacket! 

Get the look:
Unity Tie Front Active Bra: $68 $39
Floral High Waist ⅞ Leggings: $128 $98

Ride in red.

Biker shorts are back, ladies! Pedal to the beat and spread those positive vibes with this super cute outfit. Take your self-love to the next level with this striped, seamless bra and Biker Shortie, perfect for practice and play. It’s an extra comfy set that’s ultra smooth, has the coverage you need, and there are even hidden mantras on the inside bands of each to keep you supported and confident while you sweat. 

Get the look:
Stripe Self Love Bra: $58
Seamless Biker Shortie: $68

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Ride in red.

Biker shorts are back, ladies! Pedal to the beat and spread those positive vibes with this super cute outfit. Take your self-love to the next level with this striped, seamless bra and Biker Shortie, perfect for practice and play. It’s an extra comfy set that’s ultra smooth, has the coverage you need, and there are even hidden mantras on the inside bands of each to keep you supported and confident while you sweat. 

Get the look:
Stripe Self Love Bra: $58
Seamless Biker Shortie: $68

Feel light-as-air on your feet.

Raise the barre (and elevate your look) with this soft and sophisticated fitness dream team. Made from Spiritual Gangster’s supportive and quick drying eco-conscious Dream Lite fabric, the smocked detailing on the bra and leggings make this your not so average but oh-so-classic must-have black workout ensemble. 

Get the look: 
Happy and Free Active Bra: $78  $59
Dream On Smocked Active Legging: $118 $99

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Feel light-as-air on your feet.

Raise the barre (and elevate your look) with this soft and sophisticated fitness dream team. Made from Spiritual Gangster’s supportive and quick drying eco-conscious Dream Lite fabric, the smocked detailing on the bra and leggings make this your not so average but oh-so-classic must-have black workout ensemble. 

Get the look: 
Happy and Free Active Bra: $78  $59
Dream On Smocked Active Legging: $118 $99

Brittany Raine MINDBODY
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A free-spirited farmgirl from New York, Brittany traded her job as a journalist and newspaper editor for the San Diego sunshine. Brittany now leads the curation of all creative content. There are rumors she was Middle Earth's warrior elven queen in a past life.
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Published Tuesday Jun 30, 2020 by Dermatologist's Choice

The Summer Skincare Routine for Outdoor Workouts and Activities

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Summer is officially here, and with that, there are so many fun activities that will motivate you to get outside to stay in shape and strive for those post-quarantine fitness goals. But before you decide to get outside to enjoy some walking, yoga, swimming, or hiking, remember these best practice skincare habits to protect your skin from common skin concerns, such as, sunburns, chafing, and excessive dryness. 

Here, board-certified Dermatologist, Dr. Bottiglione, shares some advice to help your skin stay healthy as you embark into the great outdoors.  


But first, protect

When going outside, the sun is going to be your biggest culprit for damaging your skin. While the sun boosts benefits like vitamin D production, take notice when your skin is overexposed to the sun’s harmful rays as it becomes dangerous. When overexposed to direct sunlight, the skin is irritated, causing sunburns, dryness, and sensitivity that can increase the chances for wrinkles and skin cancer as we age.  

Luckily, staying inside when it’s so pleasant outside is not the only skincare alternative to avoid the sun’s damaging rays. Here are a few simple tips to prep your skin before stepping outside.  
Opt to protect your skin with a clinical-grade sunblocking lotion of 15 SPF or higher.

“Anytime you go outside, you need to apply sunscreen to your skin,” advises Dr. B. “Ensure you apply sunscreen to the full body and reapply often. In the morning, after cleansing your face, is the best time to apply.” He recommends a spray for oily skin, or the Dermatologist’s Choice Sunscreen Enhanced Moisturizer for dry to combination skin types that needs a little extra hydration.  
 
 
The key is the more intentional you are about proactively protecting your summer skin, the healthier it will be. It may sound simple, but your skin will be happier when you take a preventive approach rather than a reactive approach—for example, applying the sunscreen moisturizer before a walk to help to avoid the treatment of a sunburn after. When prepping your bag for the fun day ahead, make sure to add sunscreen, a hat, and plenty of water.  
 
 
Now the real excitement begins! However you decide to get your fitness outdoors, we have the skincare routine you need or a carefree and healthy day. 


Yoga / Walking 

Deep breath. Like our favorite flow, these skincare tips will keep our mind—and our skin—at ease. If you take your yoga practice outdoors, wear an SPF shirt, and lay your mat under a nicely shaded tree to help shield you from excessive sun exposure. 

“Avoiding direct sunlight and wearing protective clothing is smart to protect your skin from sun damage. Even if you are going for a relaxing walk or doing just a few sun salutations. Staying out of the direct sunlight will reduce your risk of sun damage and wrinkles.”     - Dr. B


Swimming 

Swimming is one of the best cardio and strength training workouts, while also an enjoyable activity during the summer. Whether you are swimming in open water or laps in the pool, the excess amount of water with exposure to pool chemicals and environmental pollutants can cause skin irritation and dryness. To keep your skin hydrated and protected, Dr. B. recommends applying the Dermatologist’s Choice Pre-Bath Oil to your skin before entering the water. This will seal your skin’s protective barrier to avoid skin irritation from chemicals and debris. He adds, “The Pre-Bath Oil is what I give to all my patients with eczema or dry skin. It is the only thing that will protect and also deeply hydrate the skin.” Just apply this serum before you put on your sunscreen, and you're good to go! 


Hiking 

With warm temperatures during the summer months, it’s the perfect time for hiking and exploring the mountainous outdoors. It is essential to take the necessary steps to avoid your skin becoming sunburnt, irritated, or breaking out. “Wearing a hat with a large brim that will shade your face and neck is key. A baseball cap is just not enough for the sun protection you need. After your hike, it is important to clean your face and pores of sweat, dirt, and toxins with Dermatologist’s Choice Glycolic Peel Cleansing Pads to avoid breakouts from occurring,” Dr. B. warns. Keep them in your bag for easy cleansing after a hike. 


Cycling/ Running 

One of the biggest skin concerns cyclists or runners usually bring to dermatologists is chafing. Even if you’re just cruising along the seaside or taking a cycling class, those tight clothes and friction can cause some intense irritation and redness. “When you have an issue with chafing, you need to protect your skin. You need armor over the skin. Beeswax, for example, is thick to coat the skin and protect it. Another effective option is the hydrating Dermatologist’s Choice Pre-Bath Oil. For best results, moisturize your skin, and then add a piece of clothing to cover it (that is actually like armor),” Dr. B. shares. Are you a runner? Feel free to use this tip too before your next mile or 30.  


Workout done, now what? 

At the end of your activity, the real results of that skin preparation set in. But sometimes, you need a little extra support afterwards. After any good workout, cleansing off the sweat, dirt, toxins, and irritant is paramount. Dermatologist Choice pH Balanced Cleanser helps to gently but effectively remove sweat, oil, and restore the skin’s natural pH levels.  

Did you end up getting a sunburn, or is your skin dry from the elements? Soothe with the Pre-Bath Oil with natural oils like sunflower and jojoba oil for deep hydration and healing.

“Sun damage can manifest in multiple ways. Most often, you will notice a sunburn first, which can then lead to irritated skin—and over time, sun damage increases the appearance of wrinkles.” For safe measure, at night regenerate sun-damaged skin with Dermatologist's Choice Ultra Anti-Aging Cream with 15% non-neutralized glycolic acid to your skin. This powerful dermatology treatment rebuilds the collagen and exfoliates fine lines, sunspots, and acne on the skin. “Do not apply the Ultra Anti-Aging Cream on a sunburn or irritated skin,” Dr. B. shares. These are long-term habits to aid in maintaining your best skin health.
 
 

Capture your best skin with everything you need this summer with the Dermatologist’s Choice Skin Kit, and get 20% off your order with code MB20 at www.dermchoice.com.

Dr. B Dermatologist
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Dermatologist's Choice
Clean and Clinical Skincare Brand
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Dermatologist’s Choice is founded, formulated, and tested by award-winning dermatologist, Dr. B. It's not just about keeping your skin clear, but providing clean and clinical formulations. DermChoice has no parabens and no fragrance, is certified cruelty-free, and is formulated with natural and organic ingredients.