You deserve an upgrade.
For the most part, we rush through showers instead of ritualizing them. Whether you lather up twice daily or twice per week (judging, but not judging), your shower has the potential to set the tone for your entire day—no pressure, though. Even if you're in and out in under five minutes, adding indulgent elements to your daily shower routine can make even the shortest one feel like a luxury. It's an accessible way to treat yourself and it can easily fit into the flow of your day.
So, if you're looking to infuse your life with a little more luxury, your shower is an easy place to start. You have to wash up anyway; why not make it a luxe, multi-sensory experience? This goes deeper than tying bundled eucalyptus to your shower head or swapping out your washcloth for a loofa. Below, we've rounded up all of the products you need before, during, and after your shower to create an elevated, fresh experience.
Behold, a sleek and sustainable way to get a really smooth shave. With a weighty brass body and a stainless steel blade, the Well Kept Safety Razor is built to stay in your rotation for the long haul.
Any body scrub enthusiast worth their salt will attest to the fact that Ouai's original scrub is top-notch. The sugar grains are just coarse enough that it leaves your skin feeling baby soft without causing you any pain. This texture is just as good as the original, but the scent is turned up a notch to reflect its vacay-friendly namesake, with notes of orange, dragon fruit, and musk included in the formula.
She's not just a face pro! Dr. Barbara Sturm's V Wash is a gyno-tested cleanser that uses pre- and probiotics, lactic acid, glycerine, and hyaluronic acid to keep skin soft down there and keep vaginal microflora balanced. All you need is one to two pumps alongside a full-body shower gel.
Why not follow up your shower with a mist? After applying your body oil and drying off, this seals in the moisture while treating hyperpigmentation, like dark spots left behind from ingrowns or body acne scarring. The formula is potent; its ingredients include niacinamide, kojic acid, and tranexamic acid and it leaves behind a light green tea scent. Be mindful though that this product doesn't pair well with body products that include AHAs, BHAs, or retinol.
You have to apply this oil immediately after you get out of the shower in order to reap all of its benefits. Like, before you even dry off. Post-shower, a blend that includes shea, vitamin E oil, rosehip seed oil, and coconut oil works its way into your skin for long-lasting smoothness and improved elasticity over time.
A mid-shower scalp massage is pure euphoria and Mount Lai's Jade Massaging Comb is the most luxe way to experience it. The hand-carved comb is designed to ease tension and improve scalp circulation with light, circular motions. It's also a way to exfoliate the skin on your scalp and promote hair growth. Plus, it's beautiful enough to be put on display.
Shaquda's handmade body brush is known for its next-level softness (hello, sensitive skin types). Whether you're dry brushing beforehand or using it in-shower, the blend of goat hair and synthetic bristles is plush to the touch and leaves your body with a satiny finish.
To get a softer finish after your shave, reach for F. Miller's Shave Oil. Though you can glide it on before, during or after gliding on your razor, it works best when used at all three points. The all-over formula hydrates and soothes with jojoba, aloe, vitamin E, and argan il. At the same time, it works to repair and clarify blemish-prone skin to keep ingrown hairs at bay. On top of all that, it doubles as a spot treatment.
The consensus is that Tekla's take on the bathrobe embodies the innate glamorousness of lounging in a robe. Reviews always rave about its plush feel and over-the-top absorbency, so that you can feel like you're stepping out of the shower and into a bear hug. Yes, please.
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