Shower Routine For Glowing Skin
What’s the secret to getting glowing skin? Is it expensive creams? Laser treatments? Or do some people just have it naturally? The good news is — while all of these can help in making skin look smoother, they are not really necessary. All you need is a shower routine for glowing skin. This doesn’t only work on your skin, it is also great for your mental health!
Yes, you heard right — a good shower routine for glowing skin is necessary. Feeling down lately? Work stressing you out? Hop in the shower and wash those worries away.
Here are some tips on doing your own shower routine for glowing skin:
Remove makeup first.
You don’t want your mascara running on your face while in the shower. Not only is that a messy sight, it’s also harder to remove! If you are coming home with makeup still on your face, the first step is to remove it. Use a gentle oil cleanser when removing eye makeup and do not scrub hard because this can irritate your skin. After the oil cleaner, wash your face with a cleaner for a deeper clean. Once your face is makeup-free, you are ready for your shower!
Avoid super hot showers.
We know this one can be a bummer but your skin will thank you for it. While hot showers can feel amazing, they can actually dry your skin out if done too much. Hot water strips your skin of its natural oils and have a harder time absorbing moisture. The best shower temperature is lukewarm water — not too hot, not too cold and easy on the skin.
Wash hair first before body.
People normally have different preferences when it comes to which parts to wash first. Some like to wash their hair first, while others wash their body first. Which one is correct? According to experts, it is best to wash your hair first. Shampoos and conditioners often contain chemicals and oil from a dirty scalp running down your face can get in your pores. It is best rinse off with a cleansing soap after shampooing.
Don’t use too much soap.
Easy on the soap because too much of it can dry your skin. Unless you are showering after working out, you don’t really need to over wash. Soaps with chemicals and toxic ingredients can also damage your skin barrier, leaving your skin unprotected and exposed to irritants.
The best thing to do is use a gentle cleanser, especially if you have sensitive skin. A good cleanser should be able to wash away dirt without stripping away your body’s natural oils. Organic soaps are the best choice when it comes to gentle cleansers. They are able to clean thoroughly without hurting your skin.
Don’t over exfoliate.
Yes, we love exfoliation too but doing it wrong will do more harm than good. Exfoliation should be done only 2-3 times a week. For those who have sensitive skin, 1-2 times should be enough. The kind of exfoliator you use is also important. There are so many options out there: scrubs, loofahs, sponges, gloves, brushes and more. Choose a gentle loofah if your skin is sensitive. Also, make sure to replace your loofahs regularly! This can be a breeding ground for bacteria and it shouldn’t stay on your shower for too long. Natural loofahs should be replaced monthly, while plastic ones should be replaced every two months.
Moisturize while skin is still damp.
If you want to get the most out of your lotion or body butter, apply it while your skin is still damp. Within five minutes after a shower is the prime time for moisturizing. According to experts, when the skin is still damp (not wet), it is able to absorb more. So, don’t dry off completely. Leave skin a little damp and then generously apply a deeply nourishing body cream. This is also true for the face! Leave your face a little damp after washing and apply a face moisturizer.
After shower skincare.
Your pampering shouldn’t stop after you step out of the shower. Extend the pampering a little bit and give your skin more love with your favorite skincare products. Moisturize, give yourself a little massage, apply a nourishing face mask and if you have extra time, maybe even do your nails.
Do this shower routine for glowing skin regularly and your skin will surely feel nourished and invigorated!