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Let’s talk relaxing shower routine. As much as we’d all love to have the time for a spa-like bath each day….it isn’t exactly realistic. These are 5 must have items and practices to create a shower routine that lets you recharge and practice self care…….in a shorter period of time.
Now, I’m all about that self care. And honestly? I wish I had the time to fill a bath with bubbles, light candles and to relax every morning or every evening. But between parenting, working, and trying to keep up with household tasks, it’s just not realistic. So, I compromised. I decided to delve into creating a shower routine that is ALMOST as good. The key? Maximizing your shower experience with products that create a zen like environment. I promise, you’ll finish showering each day and will feel a LITTLE more relaxed after a quick shower.
Relaxing Shower Routine: 5 Must Have Items and Practices
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Cleanse and Treat Skin with Elemis Pro-Collagen Rose Cleansing Balm: I recently started using Elemis’ uber popular cleansing balm (they sent some for me to try and now I’m OBSESSED) and man, did it knock it out of the park for me. Why? Because this cleansing balm is a soothing cleanser that can also be used to hydrate your skin. Before hopping in the shower, I apply to my face with finger tips and then activate by massaging with wet fingertips. I leave it on until I get out of the shower, and remove with a washcloth. It cleans my skin, but also hydrates and nourishes. It’s like a mini-facial during my shower! You can grab it in the rose scent, an unscented version, or the original. It’s worth every penny.
Bluetooth Speaker: I started using a waterproof bluetooth speaker in our shower (it’s waterproof and can sit inside the shower) and I either play music I love or listen to a podcast or an audiobook depending on my mood. For those ten minutes or so, it really helps me to zone out and forget the world outside my shower walls.
Cold Water Blast: Ok, now bear with me. There is a lot of information that shows how beneficial a cold shower or bath is. From increased circulation to reducing inflammation or helping with sore muscles……there are a LOT of great things that come from that cold water. So for me? I do about a minute of cool to cold water (not gonna lie, icy water is hard for me to stand) and then do a warm shower after that. I’ve found that I feel refreshed and invigorated after.
Slippers and Robe Waiting and Warm: Thanks to my momma for this one. Put your bathrobe and slippers in the dryer for a few minutes before you shower. They’ll still be warm when you get out and there’s something extra luxurious about a warm robe and slippers when you get out (throw your towel in there too if you’re feeling wild).
What is your shower routine? Are you planning to add a few elements of relaxation after reading this?