9 Olympic Athlete-Approved Beauty Solutions That Go for Gold
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9 Olympic Athlete-Approved Beauty Solutions That Go for Gold

As you already know, the 2016 Olympic games are well under way, and we can’t seem to get enough. With Team USA taking the lead in the medal count, you’d better believe we’re all about the red, white and blue. Obviously, these amazing athletes have inspired us all in more ways than one. Whether they’re spending countless days (read: years) training in the pool or conquering the balance beam (we see you, Simone Biles), each athlete has sacrificed everything in order to go for gold. We couldn’t help but wonder how (under all that pressure, no less) each athlete is able to protect and restore their skin and hair after years of harsh conditions. Here are nine champion-tested beauty products you need in your gym bag ASAP.

Alev Kelter, Rugby

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1. NB·Ceutical S.O.S. Instant Rescue ($125): This is the first time women’s rugby is playing in the Olympic games (go team!), and if Olympic athlete Alev Kelter uses one product to keep those tough environmental conditions at bay, it’s going to be this little guy. S.O.S Instant Rescue will automatically give your skin relief from burns, hypersensitivity and allergies. You can use it in delicate areas like your lips and eyes, or even to repair scarring. And it’s great for chafing, chapped lips and after shaving. Honestly, this foolproof product can do it all.

Jenny Arthur, Weightlifting

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2. ama la Soothing Moisture Cream ($72): If you’re a weightlifter, you know it’s tough to keep your hands smooth and callus-free. That’s where this soothing moisture cream comes in. Olympic athletes like Jenny Arthur use this product to comfort and restore rough hands after a long day of training. Made with desert fig, Napal leaf and organic argan seed, it will help reduce inflammation and protect skin from redness.

Ibtihaj Muhammad, Fencing

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3. SweetSpot Labs Grapefruit Verbena On-the-go Wipes ($13): Fencing is the sport to watch this Olympic games, and we seriously can’t keep our eyes off of Ibtihaj Muhammad. But after a fierce match, their uniforms can get a little… um, sweaty. Cue these grapefruit wipes. They’re small enough to fit in any bag and are made with 98% natural ingredients. Plus, they’re specifically designed for women, with an infusion of antioxidants to help keep us pH balanced and feeling so fresh and so clean.

Hope Solo, Soccer

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4. Olive Tree Body Care Pain Relief Balm ($8): You’ll get a kick out of this pain relief balm (see what we did there?). Hope Solo is just one of the many talented ladies repping the US on the women’s soccer team, and we’re pretty sure she’s in need of a pain relief balm after her badass games. Made with rosemary and eucalyptus, this heaven in a stick will temporarily relieve aches and pains from muscles and joints.

Maya Moore, Basketball

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5. Raceday Skincare Chamois Balm ($18): If you play basketball like Maya Moore, you’ll definitely want to get your hands on this nifty product. Protect yourself from chafing by applying a small amount to areas that are prone to friction. The olive oil, shea butter, calendula oil and beeswax will soothe rough skin, and athletes in particular will benefit from the anti-fungal properties of lavender and tea tree oil.

Evelyn Stevens, Cycling

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6. Raceday Skincare Pro Shine Pre-Race Oil ($18): It’s not easy being a cyclist, especially in the Olympic games. They have to deal with harsh weather conditions and a lot of chafing (Evelyn Stevens knows what we’re talking about). To avoid discomfort, it’s important to use products, like this pre-race oil, to keep your legs looking and feeling good. After rubbing into your legs 15-30 minutes before your race, the essential oils and cayenne will stimulate blood flow and give your gams a nice shine.

Kerri Walsh Jennings, Beach Volleyball

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7. COOLA Sport Continuous Spray SPF 30 ($20): If you’re lucky enough to live near a beach, you may have enjoyed some volleyball fun in the sun this summer. But if you want to protect your skin from nasty sunburns like Kerri Walsh Jennings, then you need to use high-performing products like this sport spray. This one-and-done spray has anti-aging properties and will nourish and repair your skin with a formula made from over 70 percent organic ingredients, like cucumber, algae and strawberry extracts, along with red raspberry seed oil.

Simone Biles, Gymnastics

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8. Jack Black Industrial Strength Hand Healer ($15): Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about tiny wonder Simone Biles. And if you know anything about gymnastics,  you know they use their hands — a lot. It’s super important for gold medal gymnasts like Simone to keep their hands as pristine as possible so that chafing, dry skin and irritation don’t interfere with their performance. This hand healer is perfect for getting rid of dryness, calluses and damaged cuticles. And if your feet or elbows are damaged, feel free it use it there as well!

Katie Ledecky, Swimming

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9. David Mallett Mask No.1: L’Hydration ($75): We love a good swim meet, especially if it involves star athlete Katie Ledecky. With hours and hours spent in the pool, it’s no wonder she wants to keep her hair protected from all the chlorine. This mask will hydrate the heck out of damaged tresses courtesy of a powerful vegetable protein that will deeply penetrate and revitalize strands. Hair on fleek? We think so.

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