Lifestyle expert Valerie Greenberg talks about new products that can help you prep for the marathon, get you through the marathon and help you recover.
The Best for… Pre-Marathon Prep
The Taylor Smart Scale is Bluetooth enabled and outfitted with the latest technology, Smart Scale features the free SmarTrack App, allowing users to store and view recorded data – weight, body fat, body water, etc. – in a variety of graphs, charts and dashboards – a great tool in the journey to maintaining everyday excellence! Smart Track is compatible with popular fitness and health apps RunKeeper, myfitnesspal and mapmyfitness, which automatically sync data into the consumer’s preferred app for easy tracking.
The Best for… Soothing Achy Muscles
Intense training can leave muscles sore and achy, use Weleda Arnica Intensive Body Recovery – this after-sports cream soothes muscles that are tired from exercise or stress. Formulated with a high percentage of wild-crafted arnica flower extract, from our fair trade partnership in Romania, this cream is free of GMOs, synthetic preservatives, fragrances, colorants and raw materials derived from petroleum.
$17, Whole Foods
The Best for… Dry Skin & Chapped Lips
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream is a thick, rich, emollient product that hydrates deep down with exceptional penetration for anyone with severely dry, scaly skin due to harsh winter weather, eczema, etc. Similarly, the FAB Ultra Repair Lip Therapy brings the healing power of FAB’s best-selling Ultra Repair Cream to moisturize, nourish, and protect your lips.
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Lip Therapy – $12, Sephora
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream – $30, Sephora
The Best for… Sun Protection
Spending so many hours outdoors means applying a long-lasting SPF lotion is key! Opt for a lightweight, non-greasy waterproof formula such as Moroccanoil Sun Lotion SPF 30. This smooth, lightweight formula with antioxidant-rich argan oil and Vitamin E hydrates and nourishes the skin. Broad spectrum, water-resistant (80 minutes) sun protection helps protect from UVA/UVB rays.
The Best for… No Fuss Hairstyles
Get a hold of your hair with Remington Double Knit Elastics! The first of their kind, these elastics feature advanced knit technology. That means no stretching or snapping—just a strong hold on your updo whether you’re going to the gym or having a fun night out. Add fun to your pony with the Remington Active Style Head Wrap! There are over 13 ways to wear this stylish wrap, and a number of colors and patterns let you find the look that’s best for you. The polyester microfiber wicks away sweat and it’s breathable so you’ll be comfortable all day long.
Remington Double Knit Elastics – $3, Target
Remington Active Style Head Wrap – $6, Target
The Best for… Damaged Hair
After logging countless hours training with your hair pulled back your strands may be as weak as your muscles. Undo the damage of sun exposure, sweat and tight ponytails with the advanced formula of Bigen Protect & Repair Deep Conditioner. Designed to help protect, repair, and nourish over styled hair, sunflower oil and beeswax are gentle on the hair and provide beautiful, long-lasting, noticeable results everyone will notice when you cross that finish line.
$1.99, Walmart, Rite Aid, CVS, Walgreens and Bigen-USA.com
The Best for… A Photo-Finish Face
A little makeup goes a long way! Get instant extreme volume and length with Grande MASCARA, plus healthier looking lashes from its unique peptide blend. This mascara fortifies your lashes, providing length and thickness for naturally beautiful eyelashes! Grande MASCARA has an applicator brush made with the perfect combination of hard and soft fibers to lift lashes to achieve your desired volume.