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Freshen up in a snap after sex with these beauty fixes

Elizabeth Mitchell is a freelance fashion and beauty writer living in Los Angeles. A graduate of New York University, she regularly contributes to The Fashion Spot, The Luxury Spot and authors the Star Style column for StyleBakery Teen. ...

The beauty products we use to freshen up after sex

As much as you love getting it on with your guy, let's face it — the aftermath of sex isn’t so hot… um, at all. It's sweaty, it's gross and it's downright dirty (and no, not the sexy kind of dirty you were feeling while you were actually doing the dirty). Of course, you want to look great post-sex (ugh, don’t we all?) but with as minimal effort as possible — you're tired, and ain't nobody got time for a shower in a time like that! Whether you're knocking boots with your boo in your own bed or having an adult sleepover at his pad, these beauty products are sure to take you from hot mess to total hottie in a snap.

Freshends Luxurious Towelettes

The beauty products we use to freshen up after sex

Give your lady parts the TLC they deserve post-romp with these luxe little towelettes, perfect for freshening up. A fancy alternative to toilet paper, Freshends' moist wipes are 100 percent alcohol free and made with lots of good-for-you ingredients, such as aloe, vitamin E, cucumber extract and chamomile. Your nether regions will totally thank you — trust us. Either stash the overnighter package in your purse for a night out, or pack the weekender for a romantic getaway with your guy. (, $13-$35)

TATCHA Original Aburatorigami Blotting Papers

The beauty products we use to freshen up after sex

Working up a sweat is super fun when you're getting it on but not so much when the deed has already been done. To absorb excess oil and soak up sweat without completely ruining your makeup, gently pat your face with these pretty blotting papers post-sex and you'll get that gorgeous, glowing complexion back stat. (, $12)

Secret Deodorant in Romantic Paris Rose

The beauty products we use to freshen up after sex

Don't let stinky pits get you down in the pits. If you're self-conscious about the smell coming from underneath your arms after sex or would simply feel better about yourself by swiping on some deodorant, then get ready to wake up and smell the roses because Secret's new antiperspirant in Romantic Paris Rose is like a breath of fresh air, girls. Who said deodorant couldn't be dreamy? (, $5)

Johnson's Baby Oil

The beauty products we use to freshen up after sex

Whether you currently have kids or are just brushing up on your sex skills, every woman could benefit from having a little baby oil in her life. Use it to take off your makeup post-romp, fix smudged eyeliner, tame flyaways or simply to add some shine to your hair. We honestly can't say enough good things about this multipurpose beauty product. (, $4)

Summer's Eve Deodorant Spray

The beauty products we use to freshen up after sex

Worried about a lingering smell "down there?" Then you'll be relieved to know there's a quick and easy fix for that. Summer's Eve Deodorant Spray helps you freshen up your lady parts fast so you can feel confident and clean around your man when showering just isn't in the cards. Shake the can before using, and hold it eight to 12 inches away from your vajayjay and spray. You can even spray some on your panties too to ensure extra freshness. (, $5) 

Pearly Wipes

The beauty products we use to freshen up after sex

No toothbrush, no problem! Despite how great your guy is in bed, oral sex can often leave a not-so-pleasant taste in your mouth. That's where Pearly Wipes come in. Small enough to safely stow in your purse, they alleviate bad breath, as well as whiten and brighten teeth, on the spot. (, $8) 

Dolce & Gabbana Aurealux Eye Gel

The beauty products we use to freshen up after sex

A night of passion can tire out even the biggest night owl, making your eyes look seriously sleep deprived too. Luckily, you can conceal some of the evidence and not be afraid to take your shades off at work the morning after with the help of this instantly hydrating eye gel that’s guaranteed to have your peepers back to normal in minutes. (, $72) 

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