Let’s be honest, ladies. How many of you go from work to workout and don’t even think of washing your face before getting your sweat on?  Even if you applied your glam early in the AM and you don’t hit the gym until PM, you are making a big skin mistake by forgoing a pre-workout makeup removal.

“If you are wearing makeup, you need definitely to remove it before workouts, says Board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Heather Woolery-Lloyd. “Wearing a full coverage foundation while exercising may contribute to breakouts. In addition, eye makeup can cause eye irritation when you are sweating during your workout.”

Makeup creates a barrier on the skin and if you don’t wash it off it can trap sweat, oil and lead to clogged pores and breakouts. For those that don’t want to go bare-faced, “If you feel like you need some coverage, consider a tinted sunscreen and you also will get the added sun protection that is essential when exercising outside, says Woolery-Lloyd.

And let’s not forget that it is also important to do a full wash after your workout. At the very minimum, rinse your face with water immediately following your workout.

If you don’t feel like totting your bottle of cleanser with you to the gym, then try out these easy-to-use cleansing cloths that can remove makeup in an instant and get your skin ready for its sweat session.

1. Hanhoo Argan Oi Makeup Removing Wipes with Vitamin C

Formulated with Argan Oil and Vitamin C these affordable wipes clean deep into the pores without clogging, while moisturizing and brightening the skin. Vitamin C may help boost collagen giving a skin an added boost youth. $2.50 (15 wipes), Walmart

2. C’Est Moi Gentle Makeup Remover Cleansing Wipes 

Infused with Organic Aloe, Glycerin, Green Tea and Cucumber Extract these gentle cleansing wipes are hypo-allergenic, dermatologist tested, made with natural & organic ingredients and are free of synthetic fragrances, parabens, phthalates, sulfates, mineral oil, silicone or dyes. They will clean your face without irritating your skin or the  environment as they are  biodegradable, which we love. $10, cestmoi.com

3. Kaia Naturals Vitamin Cleanse

Do good for your skin and the Earth with these wipes soaked in vitamins C, E, and B12 along with antioxidant-rich honey and skin-softening sunflower seed oil. These are made 100% biodegradable and compostable, unbleached bamboo that the brand says can even be planted afterward. The best part, for each pack sold, Kaia Naturals will plant a tree. $16 (30 pack), Kaianaturals.com

4. Laura Geller Sensitive Skin Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes

Designed for sensitive skin, these towelette’s skin-calming ingredients like green tea extract, chamomile, and aloe vera are non-irritating but will remove even stubborn waterproof mascara. $10, LauraGeller.com