10 Hot Beauty: The Best Muscle-Soothing Products For Every Marathon Runner

10 April 2014 by


Weleda Arnica Massage Oil, £9.95

Us beauty girls are big fans of organic brand Weleda and always turn to this massage oil when we’re feeling in need of some TLC. Simply massage a few drops into damp skin after a bath or shower.

Elemis Aching Muscle Super Soak, £35

One of the best post-workout soaks we’ve ever come across, this heavenly herbal blend of birch, juniper, clove and lavender has a wonderfully soothing deep heat effect to relieve muscle strain.

Cowshed Deep Heat Massage Oil, £20

This stellar oil heats on contact with the skin to reduce inflammation, increase circulation and relieve muscle fatigue. 

Clarins Energising Emulsion for Tired Legs, £26

Rev-up tired, heavy legs with this zesty, lightweight lotion. Cool and refreshing- this is a total must-have for any keen runner.

Burt’s Bees Muscle Balm, £7.99

We give this super-cute pot our full beauty marks- the all-natural menthol will help tired and sore muscles to feel human again. Plus, with change from a tenner, what’s not to love?

Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Bath and Shower Oil, £40

The mothership of all bath oils, this dreamy combination of rosemary, black pepper and ginger will restore tired legs and a weary mind. Simply pour one capful under running water, lie back and feel your muscles quite literally melt away.

Dr Hauschka Fitness Foot Balm, £16

This clever, all-natural foot cream not only soothes dry, irritated feet but will help to cool hot tootsies to boot.

This Works In Transit Muscle Therapy, £18

Team Grazia beauty are well and truly obsessed with this super-cute, portable rollerball. A total godsend for tight, sore, post-workout muscles and works a treat for headaches, too.

Jack Black Body Rehab Scrub and Muscle Soak, £24.50

We love the multi-tasking properties of this clever muscle soother. A body scrub, muscle soak and moisturiser all in one, it works hard to hydrate skin and soothe tense muscles. As a scrub, apply generously in the bath or shower, or massage in and let the product remain on the skin as you soak in the bath. Heaven!

Mio Liquid Yoga Restorative Bath Soak, £26

Blended with magnesium-rich Epsom salts, this muscle-soothing bath soak will restore even the weariest of bodies.

This Sunday, 36,000 runners will tie the shoelaces of their Nike Lunar Glides and take to the streets of our capital to compete in the London Marathon. However, with each pair of tired tootsies taking on a whopping 230,000 steps to finish the race, sore muscles, seriously aching feet and blisters and bruises in places you didn’t even think possible are a real given. However, for the sake of your weary bodies, we’ve only gone and pulled together our top 10 muscle soothing beauty products. And, even if you’re not running a marathon, these super beauty heroes will still work a treat on gym-weary bodies, too. If all else fails, book yourself in to see Margaret Dabbs, London’s official foot guru. As a marathon runner herself, Margaret’s stellar pedicures are not only a Grazia beauty fave, but will restore weary feet to their former glory.

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