Cleanliness is an important part of self-care. It helps to build our self-confidence and benefits our overall health and wellness. Our personal hygiene is maintained through showering and bathing our bodies on a regular basis. How often one chooses to bathe is up to them and can be dependent on culture. But no matter when or where you bathe, maintaining a shower routine is essential for self care.
We all have different ways we wash and cleanse our bodies. Below are some key essentials to add to your shower routine.
Use An Organic Soap
Using an organic soap during showering will help to minimize the toxins that enter the body. Many of the commonly known soaps we grew up using have many questionable chemicals, dyes, and fragrances that can allow for debatable substances to enter the body through the skin.
Organic soap is also great for those with sensitive skin. Skin problems caused by irritating chemical ingredients can be lessened by using organic soap. When shopping for natural organic soap look for a product that contains familiar ingredients and not a list of science lab ingredients. Most organic soaps contain natural elements grown in the Earth like aloe, essential oils, plant or flower extract, seeds, petals, and roots.
Many of us like to relax and unwind while showering. The scent of most organic soaps can also add a soothing effect for your shower routine.
Apply A Face Mask
Some beauty experts consider the best time to apply a face mask is in the shower when your pores are open from the warmth of the water. Like your soap, consider using an all natural and organic clay, mud, or charcoal mask a few times a week as they are known to pull more toxins from your open pores without dehydrating your skin. Applying a face mask in the shower will allow the vitamins and minerals to easily soak into your open pores.
Exfoliate Your Entire Body
Exfoliating the entire body is a vital part of any shower routine. It helps to rid the body of built up dead skin cells that can lead to excess oil, clogged pores, and dry or cracked skin. All parts of your body should be exfoliated to help improve regular skin cell regeneration, relieve dryness, and reduce the appearance of skin irritations like keratosis pilaris.
Make sure not to mix regular exfoliation with over-exfoliation. For those with sensitive skin, you’ll want to take time to find which products work best for your skin type. Exfoliation aids in fighting off many skin problems through the process of increasing blood circulation, which will keep your skin healthy and glowing.
Use Natural Shaving Products
It is best to shave during or after a shower when your hair follicles have widened, making it easier to use a razor blade. Shaving isn’t the skin’s best friend but it is a necessary part of ridding the body of unwanted hair. If you’re not one who waxes your entire body, there are some hairy parts of your body that you would rather shave yourself.
To avoid razor bumps, razor burns, and ingrown hairs, natural shaving products help to add more support to the skin. Consider using a natural shaving soap that helps remove razor burns, bumps and dry itchy skin. An organic after shave also helps soothe and heal skin after shaving.
Moisturize With A Natural Oil
For best results, your skin should be moisturized right after you shower. Skin experts have found that moisturizing within three to five minutes after you shower helps to trap any excess water on the surface of your skin without it evaporating. Pat your skin dry with a towel, as the leftover moisture will aid you when you moisturize. Moisturizers and natural oils help lock in moisture for long term effects.
Most concentrated natural oils contain antidepressant, stimulating, detoxifying, and calming properties. Using a natural oil will only enhance your shower routine and aid your body’s health and natural glow.