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Since today is Friday the 13th, I thought I’d share some tips for avoiding embarrassing moments. But first, sit back and enjoy as I tell you one of mine.
It happened much too recently so I haven’t had the luxury of the moment fading gracefully from my memory. It was ::booming voice:: ONE OF THOSE DAYS .You know the kind where everything is going haywire or backwards and you start to wonder “Is it Friday the 13th?” “Opposite day?” “Am I in another dimension where every single living life form and non breathing particle hates my stinking guts?!?” Yeah one of those.
I kept my Suzy sunshine attitude going as long as I humanly could. Just stubbed my toe?? Phew! Maybe I would’ve face planted if that chair hadn’t broken my fall. La la la ::big stupid smile:: Oh am I running late for the gym because traffic is being held up by two faceholes* that have decided to block the only two lanes available?? Pshh no big deal! ::stupid grin again::
Ok my patience and logic were wearing thin now. I finally arrived at the gym and started putting my hair up when of course….my hair tie broke. Awesome. No more smiling now, just silent seething. After begging the gym staff for a rubber band I tried to move on and just changed into my new bamboo fabric capris and put on a shirt. I was determined to work out. And then I looked in the mirror. Dear Jesus my capris were SEE THROUGH AND I was wearing obnoxious polka dotted underwear. Why me?? seriously WHY!?!?!
I quickly decided I could swing this somehow by just working out on a treadmill in the back where no one could stare at my blaring polka dotted butt. I mean I just traveled all the way to the gym, went through a slew of obstacles, and needed the stress relief that comes from sweating. Nothing was going to stop me. I walked out of the locker room and made my way towards the equipment. I had to stand there and assess things like a very slow child because I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. Every single treadmill was taken save for 1 front and center. This treadmill was positioned so that there were 2 rows of occupied bicycles behind it. In other words: no hiding whatsoever. In brief, I ended up working out just 15 minutes on the treadmill before I called it quits. I tried hanging in there but was so distracted by embarrassed feelings and thoughts that I had to say when and just go. Did I mention my pants kept riding down too??! ugh. Sorry, I can’t solve this disaster for you but I’ll try to help with some of the more common/normal people ones. Because I know most of you would know better than I when it comes to packing appropriately for the gym. I should have tried on those new capris at home before heading out.
1. Let’s talk dark underarms. Many Women are afflicted and it can be a source of embarrassment when you’re trying to get your sweat on. When you’re rocking out in Zumba class, lifting in body pump, or saying hi to that cute guy across the room, the last thing you want to do is worry about how to hide those dark spots of skin.
What causes it?
- Medical conditions
- Dead skin build up
- Shaving irritation
- Sensitive skin that reacts to strong chemicals
In the past, the only thing you may have used was a home remedy like lemon juice. Besides being messy, lemon juice could not promise results right away. Luckily we now have drugstore options like this Dove ClearTone Deodorant ::trumpets::
First of all, I love me some Dove products. They always smell good and you have to love a company that produces so many healthy body image campaigns! This product has 24 hour protection that helps lighten underarm skin visibly in just 2 weeks. No more messy at home treatments that may or may not work. Use this and carry on with your fit bad self
2. Fly away hair: I have bangs and they can be such a pain sometimes!! But even if you don’t have them, you know that making sure your hair is out of your face and secure goes a long way in ensuring your workout goes smoothly. One thing I use is a stretchy headband with a kind of felt underneath. You may know them by the name Sweaty bands, Chica bands, or Sparkly Soul to name a few.
They really work!! No shifting, scrunching, or mishaps with these babies. But just for added measure, I’ll use some whipped cream mousse to make sure my long bangs don’t spike up in the back like Dennis the menace
I like that it doesn’t get flaky once dry and keeps my hair soft when I let it down.
3. Salty face: After an intense workout most of us get salty and really sticky. Sexy right? If you’re working out during your lunch hour or have to run errands following your sweat session, this is not a look you want to sport…unless you’re into the whole shock factor thing. When you don’t have time to shower right away you can use sport wipes now sold in stores or online. A couple brands make them such as Action Wipes.
They come in single use packets and look like extra big face wipes. These get rid of oil and sweat leaving you with a clean and fresh skin. Perfect for on the go, they are really nifty to stash in your gym bag for when those emergency make-overs need to happen.
I hope Friday the 13th turns out to be your lucky day. But if it doesn’t and you happen to have a mortifying moment, please share it with me. Not only will I feel better about my disaster (clearly this is why you visit my blog: to make me feel better), but it will also be cathartic and completely free!! I will listen and respond without charging a dime, saving you money for all the therapy you thought you’d need when it happened. Pretty awesome right?
So tell me, when was your last embarrassing moment? Did it happen while working out?