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Charlee Atkins
SoulCycle Instructor, NYC
"Even if it's as simple as using a make-up remover, you've got to cleanse before and after classes. Your sweat pushes out bacteria, plus you put your hands on your face a lot more than you realize. It's a good idea to keep the face clean and happy! Make sure to keep the face clean with oil-free cleansers, followed by moisturizing. And keep smiling after the workout, it keeps your muscles and elastin in check!
For back to back classes I use Burts Bees face wipes because they have a bit of moisturizer in them. It's a good idea to wipe your chest and behind the neck/upper back too—a lot of sweat accumulates there while working out! And for classes that have space in between, I go through the same "cleansing ritual" of cleanser, and a healthy portion of moisturizer. The most important ingredient is adding face sunscreen. I use Aveeno because it's oil-free and face-specific. Dermologica also makes this great ultracalming mist that is very soothing to put on, and helps "coat" your face against all the gunk in the air. It's good to use it in the afternoon."

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"My morning ritual includes a wash with Epicurean, applying a simple hydrating under-eye cream (Dermologica/multivitamin power firm) and an active moist moisturizer from Dermologica. I always make sure to hit the cheek bones and out edges of the chin because those areas get really dry for me from all the sweating."
"Dermologica makes an overnight clearing gel which I apply to the spot after cleansing, but before moisturizer. That way it can "set-in" before i add the moisturizer (about five minutes)."
Angela Davis
SoulCycle Instructor, LA

"I wear a small amount of makeup to teach: Bobbi Brown foundation stick under my eyes, Maybelline Great Lash Mascara, and a little Nars blush. It all wears really well during class. I wipe my face in between classes (not wash) and wash when I'm done teaching for the day. I always follow up my wash with moisturizer. But if I do get a pimple, I leave it! I'm the girl that lets them go away on their own."

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"I need Stridex Wipes in my gym bag at all times."
"I love the Fresh skincare line. Especially the Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream at night."
Jenny Gaither
SoulCycle Instructor, San Francisco

"If I feel a pimple coming on it's usually too late to fix it, so I stick to my normal skin regimen and resist the urge to touch or pick my skin in order to prevent irritation. It's also important to keep your hair pulled out of your face when working out to prevent the oils from your hair from making acne or pimples worse.

When I started teaching at SoulCycle I showered at least twice a day and washed my face at least three times a day which dried out my skin. For a smooth and healthier complexion, don't forget to apply a moisturizer in the morning and at night! Now I use Neutrogena Oil-Free Cleansing Wipes after every class to keep my skin clean and clear. If your skin starts to dry out don't use wipes after every workout, once a day should do the trick."

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"Before going to bed I wash my face with St. Ives Apricot Scrub and apply PM moisture for intense overnight repair for fine lines and wrinkles."
"I don't wear makeup to class very often because heavy foundations mixed with sweat tend to clog my pores. I usually skip foundations (don't care, go bare!) and focus on highlighting my eyes with a waterproof mascara like bareMinerals Flawless Definition Waterproof Mascara instead."
Lauren Bruker
SoulCycle Instructor, NYC

"I start every day with a face wash. I use Cetaphil to cleanse, and Nivea face cream for lotion—it smells so good! If I need a little cover up I use Neutrogena healthy skin glow sheers. It's VERY light, SPF 30 and oil free!"

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"If I teach classes back to back I do not wash my face in-between. It's not healthy to wash your face too much. It drys out your skin! Nivea cream usually does the trick; however, if my skin is really dry, I might use something like Aquaphor before bedtime."
"You've got to drink lots of water! But do not drink blueberry smoothies before teaching a class. I have one word: SEEDS."
Laurie Cole
Master SoulCycle Instructor, NYC

"So long as I stay consistent, so does my skin. I always start the day by using Erno Laszlo's Sea Mud Deep Cleansing bar soap and finish with my trusty Remede Alchemy Moisture Emulsion across my neck and face. Inbetween longer gaps of classes, I always wash my face, but not during back to back classes. There just isn't enough time! Water hydration is essential in keeping the lips moist. I can't live without my Naturepathica Lavender Honey Balancing Mist, either—especially between summer classes! It's so refreshing and rehydrates without tightening from alcohol."

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"About two years ago, my 'original' client, Harriet Croman, turned me onto Tom Ford's makeup and I have never gone back! It wears so well when I come into teach the evening classes and have eye makeup on; it totally endues a kickass workout on the bike. Very little touchup is needed post-class before I go out on the town! As I get older, on days that I feel a little tired, I like to slap on some of my amazing Tom Ford concealer, and dab on one layer of his mascara. BAM! Ready to teach. Nothing else needed!"
"At night, I use liquid gel cleanser from Bliss, a variety of under eye cremes based on the weather and either my trusty remedy face cream during nice weather or, during the winter months, the Erno Laszlo Phormula Blam for all skin types (it has more hydration and a thicker consistency for inclement temperatures)."