Packing your gym bag is usually a task that gets left to the last minute. Although it’s one of the most important parts of your pre/post-game routine, it can be easily overlooked. Fortunately, prepping your gym bag doesn’t have to be time-consuming. Take a look at our list of must-have drugstore essentials that can take your pre and post-game gym prep to the next level.

Secret Invisible Solid Antiperspirant Deodorant is great for those intense workouts that are sure to get you sweating buckets.

Pick up two shower caps to go over the soles of your dirty gym shoes. They also work well as shower shoes when you’re in a pinch.

No Kink Elastics: Stylize Cord Elastics are awesome for those workouts where you want your hair up, but you also aren’t planning on washing or styling it afterwards.

Clean & Clear Oil-Absorbing Sheets are great for anyone looking to take some of the shine off of their t-zone before or after a workout.

Wet Ones Antibacterial Fresh Scented Hand and Face Wet Wipes are a must-have for just about any and every situation.

Benefit Benetint Cheek & Lip Stain does double duty to give you a buildable healthy glow without applying a full face of makeup or carrying two different products to the gym.

Try putting tea bags in your shoes when you pack your gym bag to absorb any bad odour. When you are finished working out put the tea bags back into your shoes to absorb any moisture that could lead to mould and odour.

If you’re in a rush, Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths are a great way to freshen up your whole body without jumping into the shower. Fill a contact case with a small amount of face wash and face moisturizer to avoid stuffing your bag with heavy toiletry bottles.

Colgate® Wisp™ Optic White™ Mini-Brushes get the job done, and they’re much smaller and easier to transport than a full-sized toothbrush.

Save some time in your post-gym routine by washing and moisturizing at the same time with Eucerin In-Shower Moisturizer.

CliniqueFIT™ Post-Workout Neutralizing Face Powder is a necessity for anyone planning on heading straight to work after a spin class. This powder neutralizes any red tones associated with heavy aerobic exercise and mattifies shine.

Skip the shower and make your style last another day with Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk. Plus, it’s not overly fragranced and or drying.

Next time you go to pack your gym bag, take a look at these pre and post gym hacks to help make your prep as painless as possible. Do you have any gym bag hacks? If so, feel free to share them in the comments section below.