Hey, hey, hey, hey, you guys!!!!!! I just discovered the most fantastic thing!! Well, I didn’t discover it, technically, but I hope you know what I mean…lol!
I work out, a LOT. I do at least two workouts a day, sometimes three. I run five miles on weekdays, then seven to ten on Fridays. I also do jump rope sets, weightlifting, isometric exercises, and my regular exercises for chondromalacia, plantar fasciitis, and other physical ailments.
I prefer to be outdoors as much as possible, and in Louisiana, it gets HOT. Ridiculously hot. I also tend to get really, really sweaty. I’m not originally from the south, so unlike “southern ladies,” I do NOT “glisten.” I SWEAT. I sweat like a dog. Worse than a dog, to be honest.
I take breaks between workouts to rehydrate and refuel, get protein, etc. The problem is that I can’t stand the nasty stench of my sweat when I’m eating, and I don’t want to get the furniture all stinky and gross. I don’t want to take a shower in between workouts- I have really long hair and it would just be a huge pain. So, I’ve always resorted to baby wipes to do a quick refresh at these times. While baby wipes are better than nothing, they’re not as effective as I’d like. They don’t seem “strong” enough to take care of my stench- after all, they’re made to be gentle because they’re for babies, right…?
Well, I’m so pleased to tell you that there’s a company called Game Face Grooming that makes athletic wipes. You have no idea how happy I am about this!!! They have several different varieties, like Deodorizing Underarm and Body Wipes, Anti-Bacterial “Warrior” Wipes, Cooling Facial Wipes, and Cleansing Facial Wipes, all of which sound fantastic.
I received the Deodorizing Underarm and Body Wipes, which are exactly what I need for between workouts, and immediately after if I won’t be showering for a bit. These wipes are made with a cleansing formula that not only kills odor, but leaves the skin fresh and clean.
One of the first things I noticed about the package was that it says, “Formulated for men, but lady users are welcome.” YES! Now THIS sounds EXACTLY like what I need! Let’s be honest- when you’re at the gym, and observing people doing hardcore workouts, most men are generally larger than most women, due to testosterone. Hormones also play a role in body odor- back in high school, I could honestly say that the men’s locker room stunk more than the women’s.
I’m always apprehensive about products marketed “for her,” as that type of portrayal doesn’t exactly make me confident that the product will hold up to my needs. Game Face wipes being formulated for men, and being “man size,” tells me these are strong enough for my stench. The size of the wipes is also a plus, they’re large enough that one will do the job, I don’t have to waste two or three each time.
These wipes are not only large, but they’re soft, they don’t rip apart, and they smell so darn good! They’re made for everyone, so they don’t smell floral or masculine, they just smell fresh. Like fresh soap, I immediately think “shower” when I smell these. The scent isn’t overpowering, though, so I was able to tell that they didn’t just mask odor, they actually killed the odor. I had just finished a seven-mile run, and Jerry didn’t even notice, that’s how great these things work.
The only negative is that, at first, they seem a bit pricey compared to baby wipes, considering retail is $7.99 for 25 wipes. BUT, since they’re so large, I only use one, as opposed to several baby wipes- so the price ends up being comparable. I could probably get away with cutting these in half, but they’re SO refreshing that I don’t want to do that…lol!
Overall, I’m super happy with the Game Face Deodorizing Underarm and Body Wipes. They perform exactly as promised, and I do believe I’ve found a Holy Grail product. To top it all off, I love that Game Face Grooming makes products that are strong enough and large enough for the stinkiest, most giant, testosterone-laden men, but welcomes us women to the club!
Check ‘em out at GameFaceGrooming.com and GNC.