As a personal trainer, busy mom and health and fitness blogger, staying fresh through it all is one of the biggest concerns for Kat Maisano, the truly inspirational woman behind Keep Going Kat. Let’s be honest: There isn’t always time for a complete refresh when you’re running from client to client or on to your next important meeting, and that’s exactly where Kat comes in. We were lucky enough to have Kat join us in DermStore’s studios to share the products that are never far from her daily gym bag, as well as a few tips and tricks to stay fresh throughout a long day.
What it is: Perfect for travel, late mornings and post-gym workouts, this organic blend of Georgia kaolin clay absorbs excess oil to leave your strands touchably soft without any greasy residue.
Why she loves it: “This dry shampoo powder works really well and is easy to apply. What I like to do—and it’s my own special tip—is to use a large powder brush and work it into my scalp using the brush. You can use the end of the brush to section your hair, and then it’s so easy to apply it exactly where you need!”
Her pick: Rene Furterer Vegetal Texture Spray
What it is: A hairstyling staple, this spray delivers a blend of vital nutrients as it adds texture, volume and body to dry and damaged hair.
Why she loves it: “The vegetal texture spray smells amazing and really adds full, sexy volume to my hair. After the dry shampoo has given me a nice lift at the roots, I spray this through evenly to help give me fullness at the tips.”
Her pick: skyn ICELAND Glacial Cleansing Cloths
What it is: These detoxifying cleansing cloths are designed to cleanse and soothe the skin while on-the-go. Infused with Icelandic glacial waters and botanical ingredients, they gently yet effectively rid the skin of makeup, excess oil and impurities, leaving the skin feeling fresh and pure.
Why she loves it: “These never cease to surprise me with how sudsy they are. I use them in between workouts and honestly mostly on my chest, my shoulders and my back to help fight off any potential breakouts that may come from excess sweat drying on my skin. They’re great for travel and especially to keep with me in my gym bag.”
Her pick: Clarisonic Mia Fit – Pink
What it is: Gals with sensitive or compromised skin may think that the Mia Fit is too harsh for them, but the truth is that it can really boost recovery. Because the device gently cleanses skin so effectively, it helps cells to regenerate more quickly, leading to faster and more complete healing for blemishes and irritation.
Why she loves it: “First of all, the Mia Fit is adorable! Importantly though, you can really feel the deep clean it gives you. Combined with the exfoliating and calming qualities of my Dermalogica cleanser, I can really feel it scrubbing out all the gunk in my skin, which is so important after one of my full days.”