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No Sweat!

You work hard at the gym; make sure your products are working just as hard in the locker room.

When you head to the gym, you’re probably focused on making the most of your workout, but you can make the most of your locker-room time in order to keep body odor in check, minimizing body breakouts and more. With the right products, you’ll always look your best after pushing through those final reps.

• If your deodorant isn’t working out as hard as you, it’s time to make a change. Dreadnought Roll-On Anti-Perspirant Deodorant ($10, dreadnought-shaving.com) from the U.K. uses the natural anti-microbial properties of silver to neutralize body odor, leaving you to enjoy Dreadnought’s modern signature scent.

• For those days when you don’t have time to shower at the gym, you can still towel off and refresh your sweaty head. AXE Hair Reset Waterless Foam ($8, theaxeeffect.com) removes grease and oil between regular shampooing for hair that looks and smells cleaner. Simply apply a few pumps to dry hair and style as usual — no need to stuff that post-gym hair under a baseball cap.

• Keep your feet and gym shoes equally fresh with Kanshi Instantly Refreshing Foot Spray ($10, kanshibeauty.com). The revitalizing formula soothes and cools feet with “triple mint”; horse chestnut improves circulation; while lemon myrtle is naturally anti-microbial.

• Even the best deodorant can’t keep all sweat at bay; baby powder can help, but the smell is far from masculine. Advanced Body Powder by MenScience Androceuticals ($16, menscience.com) is designed to keep skin dry and comfortable in any situation. The powerful combo of corn starch, zinc oxide and other dermatologist-recommended ingredients helps keep moisture to a minimum and offers protection from chafing and friction associated with physical activity.

• When it comes to cleaning up after your workout, save room in your gym bag with the TURO SKIN 3-in-1 Shower Cleanser ($24, turoskin.com). This all-in-one cleanser can be used for the hair, face and body, cutting down on what you have to haul to the shower stall. Using a biodegradable, nonirritating, plant-based system, it washes away impurities from head to toe while hydrating, protecting and soothing with a blend of algae and green tea extracts.

• Even if you have otherwise perfect skin, when you’re working out regularly, chances are you’re going to experience a body breakout as a result of sweating and friction from clothing. Treat blemishes and congestion before they happen with glo therapeutics Clear Acne Cleanser ($32, gloprofessional.com). This easy-to-use treatment helps prevent the growth of acne-causing bacteria while balancing excess oil and reduce inflammation. Plus, the cool spray instantly soothes irritated skin.

• Once you’re cleaned up, maintain that fresh smell with icy cool Montblanc Legend Eau de Toilette ($75/3.3 fl. oz., macys.com). With preserved ginger, spearmint oil and notes of lime, bergamot and lavender, the invigorating scent is masculine but not overbearing. The fragrance is boosted by white cedar and Pomarose, rounded with a background notes of mossy Evernyl, sandalwood and tonka bean. You may even try a spritz or two before your workout and see if it gets the guys lining up at the bench to offer to spot you.

By Terence Lance Buckley

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