How to Turn Your Everyday Shower into a Spa-Like Experience
There are two types of people: Those who like to shower—and those who absolutely do not. The latter group views showering as a chore, a task that must be completed before heading out the door each day or before going to sleep each night. It’s purely ritual and treated as such. On the flip slide, shower fans can’t wait to indulge, treat, and clean their skin in a relaxing, stress-free environment. I’d like to assume that those who don’t enjoy taking showers simply haven’t capitalized on making them the best they can be—aka turning your shower into a spa-like experience. Below, we share a few pointers to help elevate your shower experience…you may just be finding excuses to shower twice a day!
ADD SOME SCENT
Try tying some lavender, lemongrass, or eucalyptus into a bundle and hanging it from your showerhead. The steam will help set off a calming aroma that’ll waft throughout your shower. You can also opt to place your favorite diffuser or essential oil nearby, as well.
PAMPER YOUR SKIN
Spend a little extra time treating your skin to some luxurious body scrubs and gels, like The Body Shop Coconut Body Scrub. This ultra-rich coconut scrub gently exfoliates your skin, removing dead skin cells from the surface while moisturizing and leaving it soft to the touch. Not to mention, your skin—and shower—will be fragranced with the tropical scent of coconut. Now, who can say that’s not a plus?
MASSAGE YOUR SCALP
While you shampoo, give yourself a gentle scalp massage with your fingertips for a few minutes. This is wonderful to relax and melt away any stress from the day. Once a week, include Kiehl’s Deep Micro-Exfoliating Scalp Treatment in your massage to help gently loosen any build up of dead skin on your scalp.
TREAT YOUR FEET
Don’t forget to give your feet some love, too! The Body Shop Peppermint Cooling Pumice Foot Scrub uses exfoliating volcanic rock to slough off rough skin. Scoop some product with your hand and massage it in circular movements over wet feet. When you rinse, your feet will feel softer, smoother, refreshed—and perfectly prepped for an at-home pedicure.
SPLURGE ON A BATHROBE
One of the worst offenses after coming off a relaxing shower is wrapping your body in a rough, coarse towel. I mean, it’s practically a crime! Instead, opt for a comfortable, soft and lush bathrobe, like Kiehl’s Deluxe Bathrobe, that’s made of high-quality materials.
AFTER CARE: MOISTURIZE
Damp skin is better at soaking in moisture, so you’ll want to lather yourself in a rich body butter or moisturizer post-shower for the best results. Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter is lightweight and quickly-absorbing to deliver deep moisture. Your skin will be left with a silky veil of softness that’ll perfectly cap off a shower experience done right.