In our busy lifestyle, a quick shower is a go-to way to get ready for the day in the morning and wake ourselves up. But could a shower also be a way to wind down in the evening, or is that a privilege reserved for baths? But then, do we ever really have time for a long, relaxing bath? No, I don’t think so. So surely there is a way to de-stress at the end of the day without spending hours and hours on it and without breaking the bank. Solution: A longer shower. So below I have written down my tips for getting the best out of your shower:
Brush your hair before you get in the shower to prevent pulling out your hair. It is much more susceptible to falling out when it is wet and you try to brush through it. My favourite hairbrush to do this is the Salon Performance Paddle Brush at boots.
Wash your hair with shampoo (my favourite is OGX Hydrate + Defrizz Kukui Oil Shampoo). Clean it thoroughly, massaging into the scalp. Rinse out. (If your hair gets very greasy then repeat, but I would not recommend washing twice with shampoo if your hair does not get greasy because it can strip it of the natural oils that make it shiny).
Condition your hair. If you wash your hair every day, try not to condition the roots every day because it clogs up the roots of your hair. Rinse out. My favourite conditioner is the Aussie Miracle Moist Conditioner from Superdrug.
Use deep conditioner to add some moisture to your hair if it is especially dry or needs a boost. Leave this in for optimal effect. The best deep conditioner for dehydrated hair that I know is Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Moisture Deep Treatment (cheapest in Wilko).
Wash your face with your favourite face wash, or this one which, is for sensitive skin and is this amazing smelling pink grapefruit face wash. This one is a big size but you can get it in smaller too.
Exfoliate your skin. Use a gentle exfoliator like this one for best effects. This will get rid of blackheads and most whiteheads, leaving your skin smooth. Make sure you wash your face to get all the exfoliator off.
Apply a clay face mask (like the L’Oréal Paris Pure Clay Detox Face Mask) onto your cleaned face. Because the water in the shower will have opened all your pores, this is an optimal time to add moisture to your face. Leave the mask on.
Wash with an all natural body wash (no chemicals or added scents). I recommend this one because it leaves your skin feeling super soft and smelling amazing!
Wash out your deep conditioner and your face mask. Step out of the shower and pat your body dry.
Apply moisturiser to your whole body, especially your face since it will need to have an extra dose of moisture after everything you did in the shower. At the moment, I like to use my Pink Grapefruit Oil-Free Moisturiser because it shrinks your pores and prevents spots super well.
Hope you found these tips helpful! Which is your favourite: showers or baths? Comment your opinion below!