I never used to like showers all that much and much preferred to indulge in a long soak in the bath. However, I've really found a shower routine that invigorates my mind, body and soul ready for the day ahead, which I thought I would share especially with the new week almost upon us. The ultimate "Power" shower routine for me combines a mixture of mindful moments and some of my favourite invigorating products.
I love the way that showers steam up, which also makes it a particularly good place to make use of all of your favourite smellies and to take a few mindful moments to yourself, plus it opens up your pores and really helps to clear away any build up. Whether, you're into sweet, floral, woody or aromatherapy scents the combination of steam will really help to submerge you in your favourite feel good scent. Before I get into the shower I apply A full pipette of my NEOM Energy Burst Bath and Shower Drops to my chest, which contains a therapeutic blend of 17 pure essential oils designed to reinvigorate and mentally uplift your senses (full review) Once I step into the shower the already uplifting scent takes on a whole new level and gives me such a sense of positivity.
Next up I take one full pump of the Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel (Honestly, I could sing its praises all day) A pretty pink gentle non-foaming cleanser that works it's magic to restore radiance and leave you with wonderfully soft, supple skin and that's exactly what it does with it's blend of bio-available vitamins and fruit enzymes. I only cleanse once in the morning, as my evening routine is pretty hefty with a few more steps to ensure my skin is perfectly clean. I then move onto my favourite exfoliator, which forms the perfect duo when used alongside my Oskia Cleansing Gel. The Elemis Gentle Rose Exfoliator is another gel product with tiny exfoliating Jojoba beads, Hydrating Moroccan Rose and soothing Cucumber that leaves your skin glowing and ready for the day ahead. I use this around three to four times a week as it's so gentle and smells just like Fentimans Rose Lemonade tastes, it's so delicious! - When washing your face "in-shower" make sure that the temperature isn't too hot and that the water isn't in constant contact with your face, as this can dry out your skin. If you suffer with dry skin anyway then washing your face post shower will ensure that your skin isn't exposed to warm water for too long.
I then move onto body care and I ensure that I use really invigorating and hydrating products so that I can step out of the shower on a complete high. When it comes to body washes there are two that both myself and Daniel can't get enough of firstly, the Lush Dirty Springwash is a minty, fresh and stimulating shower/hair gel that makes you feel squeaky clean and raring to go. I also love to use the Aveeno Daily Moisturising Apricot Yogurt Wash, which is so gentle and nourishing due to it's super ingredient Colloidal Oatmeal, plus it smells divine. I have used so many body care products that claim to be moisturising, but none of them live up to the results I get from Aveeno, you need to check out their products if you haven't already. Last but definitely not least is the NEOM Great Day Body Scrub, which I have recently repurchased as it's so frickin good! It is a sugar-based body scrub that combines 8 uplifting essential oils including Wild Mint, Mandarin, Safflower and Vitamin E to remove dead skin cells and to give you smooth and re hydrated skin. Not only is this the best scrub I have ever used, but its beautiful blend really does uplift your mood and finishes off my power shower a treat.
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