Clear Skin Secrets from Five of SoulCycle's Finest
by Alison Syrett Cleary
Mid-SoulCycle session last week, my focus wandered from making the most of our third round of grueling handle bar push-ups to the concealer, cream blush and matte power I was still wearing from work. Normally, I try to minimize clogged pores by washing everything off before hitting the studio, but coming from a late meeting that afternoon, I was forced to go straight from a frantic no-shame change in the co-ed locker area to my bike. As I mentally began to formalize a post-class damage control plan (quickly rinse off with the complimentary Clean & Clear, and then hit up a nearby Sephora for potent anti-acne samples), my gaze settled on our instructor's face. Even more sweaty than mine, it was completely luminous, blemish-free and Neutrogena-commercial-worthy. Then it struck me: I've never seen a single professional SoulCycler with acne spots, like...ever. And some of them teach several hours worth of classes a day!
Because my complexion is the kind that breaks out in even the best conditions, I was very intrigued to learn more about whatever Jedi-level beauty secrets SoulCycle's spin masters use to combat constant perspiration. Fortunately, the five of the studio's most in-demand trainers, Charlee Atkins, Jenny Gaither, Angela Davis, Lauren Bruker and Laurie Cole were kind enough to share their best tips. Click through the slideshow above to for the products and routines that they swear by. (And visit Soulcycle.com to sign up for a class, because these ladies might have good skincare and makeup advice, but they have even better skills on a bike!)