A Self Care Day with Every Drop: The Ultimate Everything Shower Routine

A Self Care Day with Every Drop: The Ultimate Everything Shower Routine

l know that life can get pretty hectic, and sometimes finding time for self-care feels like a distant dream, but taking a little extra time for ourselves can make all the difference. You deserve to start or end your day with a soothing, refreshing ritual that pampers your body and lifts your spirits, to make any day a self care day!

Today, I'm here to spill the beans on the ultimate everything shower routine that will leave you feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and ready to conquer the world. So, grab your fluffiest towel and let's dive right in!

Step 1: Set the Mood

First things first, let's create a spa-like atmosphere in your bathroom. Light a scented candle, put on your favorite calming playlist, and maybe even dim the lights if you're feeling extra fancy. Creating a serene environment helps transport you from the hustle and bustle of daily life to a peaceful sanctuary. This is your time to unwind, so make it count!


scented beeswax candle


Step 2: The Pre-Shower Preparation

Before you hop into the shower, take a moment to brush out your hair and remove any makeup. Maybe even take some time to dry brush your body. This will all help your products work their magic and ensure that you're giving your skin and hair a clean slate to start with.

Step 3: Temperature Check

Now, let's talk water temperature. The key to an everything shower routine is finding the perfect temperature. It might be tempting to crank up the heat, but hot water can actually strip your skin and hair of their natural oils. Opt for warm water instead – it's kinder to your skin and will leave you feeling invigorated.

Start with warm water to open up your pores and relax your muscles. As you get into the groove, gradually transition to cooler water to invigorate your skin and increase blood circulation. This contrast can work wonders for your overall well-being.

Step 4: Hair Care Heroes

Time to give your hair the attention it deserves. If its wash day, start by rinsing your hair with warm water to remove any dirt and excess oils. Follow with a nourishing shampoo and conditioner combo that suits your hair. Detangle carefully and massage that scalp with love – it's not just about getting clean; it's a mini head massage session!  Add a honey hair mask to stimulate your scalp and nourish your hair strands for an enviable glow.

honey hair mask

Step 5: Show Your Face Some Love

Time to show your face some well-deserved attention. Use a gentle cleanser to wash away the day and maybe throw in a gentle exfoliation session a couple of times a week. Follow up with a luxurious face mask. Whether it's hydrating, purifying, or glow-boosting – revel in this mini spa session for your face.

Step 6: So Fresh, So Clean

As your hair conditioner and face mask do their jobs, grab your favorite body wash and a loofah or shower sponge. Take your time and let your mind wander as you gently wash away the day's...or week's... stress. Remember, this is your time to indulge, lather up and indulge in a gentle massage all over your body, taking in all the sounds and scents embracing you.

Step 7: Exfoliate and Glow

A few times a week, treat your skin to a little extra pampering with an exfoliating scrub. Gently massage it onto your body in circular motions – it's like giving your skin a hug! This step helps remove dead skin cells and leaves you with that coveted post-spa glow.

Step 8: Sing Your Heart Out

While you're here, why not belt out your favorite tunes? Singing in the shower is scientifically proven to boost your mood and reduce stress. Plus, who's going to judge? It's just you, your rubber ducky, and your incredible vocal talents!

Step 9: Rinse and Shine

Now that you're squeaky clean, it's time to let the water wash away not just the suds, but also any stress you've been carrying around. This shower is not just a part of a self care day, its a ritual. Close your eyes, take deep breaths, and let the water cleanse not only your body but your mind too. Imagine negativity being washed away, leaving you feeling renewed and ready to conquer the world.

Make sure to thoroughly rinse your hair, face and body to ensure no product residue is left behind. Finish off with a blast of cool water – it's not only refreshing but also helps to close up your pores and seal in moisture.

Step 10: TLC for Hair and Skin

Wrap your hair in a soft, absorbent, mircofiber towel and gently pat your skin dry. Now's the perfect time to lock in all that hydration with your favorite body oil and face moisturizer. Remember to give your hair some post-shower love too – whether it's a leave-in conditioner, a hair oil, or whatever makes your locks happy.

Step 11: Embrace the Post-Shower Bliss

Now, before you dress, stand in front of the mirror, take a moment to admire the beautiful soul staring back at you. Dance and move to your own beat...yes, literally! Embrace your uniqueness, your strength, and your beauty. Finish off your routine with a smile – it's the best accessory you can wear and is the perfect way to start your day or wind down in the evening.

Always make sure gratitude is a part of any self care day. Take a moment to appreciate how amazing you feel – you've taken time for yourself, and you deserve it.

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And there you have it, your everything shower routine that's all about celebrating you. Remember, this is your time to cherish and nurture yourself. Customize it with products that make your heart sing and steps that make you feel like the incredible woman you are. Embrace the aromas, textures, and sensations – they're all part of your self care day and journey. The key is to enjoy every step and make it a ritual that leaves you feeling empowered and pampered.

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