There really is a difference between a quickie rinse off and a real scrub. I showered HARD yesterday and felt truly delicious afterward…I have to dish-
Start with a good floss and tooth brushing, perfect while the shower water is heating up.
Imagine what its like to get your hair washed at a salon and channel that. Wet your hair thoroughly, massage in shampoo, scratch and lather. Rinse mostly out and then shampoo again. Rinse well.
Ring out your hair and apply conditioner mostly to the ends, save a little bit for the upper portion. Tie your hair up in a bun and let the conditioner set for a little (optional, you can rinse out immediately if that’s better for your hair — but then I’d save to the end, right before the face wash).
Next, scrub down your entire body with soap on a body brush — this feels amazing!! Scrub down your entire body — feet, legs, arms, top of hands, belly, lower back, under arms, between your bum cheeks, bikini line, chest, upper back, everywhere you can reach! It hurts so good, enjoy.
Body scrub should def be in the repertoire — mainly on the arms, underarms, legs, bikini, chest and upper back. If you want to preserve, choose only your favorite areas and use less, its great just over the areas that you shave or remove hair.
If you’re going to shave, use a nice shave cream and lather up really well! Cover the entire surface area that you plan to shave. Take it slow and do a good job, so you avoid cuts and don’t miss any hairs. Rinse your blade regularly and change your blade often/as recommended on the package.
After shaving, rinse the conditioner out of your hair — again, massage your scalp really thoroughly until your hair is literally squeaky clean. Don’t leave any residue. Always be mindful to hold your hair away from your back and rinse your back well. I’ve heard that a lot of backne (acne on the back) is from residual product and dirt after washing your hair.
Once hair is clean and all product is down the drain (not left on skin!), wash your face. Get a good lather going and wash your entire face, around the hairline, under the jaw line, neck and chest. Take about 30 seconds to really lather up and wash. Then rinse thoroughly. Don’t forget to rinse your ears.
Dry off really well.
Then! Bath wrap. Serious game changer! Bath wraps are like towels but they have velcro so they secure on really well. Free hands and no sleeves. Much preferred over a robe most of the time.
To me, that is a perfect shower.
See here for my favorite products –
Shower head water filter
Shampoo (shampoo twice!)
Conditioner (mostly on ends)
Dr. Bronners (almond is my fave)
- Enough said.
Bamboo body brush
- Kiss My Face is my favorite.
- The whole Mario Badescu Skin Care line (anything that suits you!)
- Acure brightening facial scrub is deep green and does something amazing.
- Go for the big ol’ Betty Dain, I get white every time.
Want more on clean body products!? See here.