September 11, 2020 at 11:00AM
TCM Gang, we’ve updated this story with more great ideas and are serving it up to you fresh. There’s really nothing better we can wish for you these days than a break from the newsfeed with an invigorating shower, great products and no interruptions.
Most of our bathrooms are overflowing with products – and those shower shelves are no exception. It’s easy to become jaded about which beauty products are actually making a difference in our routines.
We thought about it long and hard and landed on these six products that, beyond just shower gel and a good shampoo, make the biggest difference in the overall beauty equation. From body masking to misting your skin with an ultra-hydrating spray lotion, these favorites will transform you shower routine…
Pre-Shower Masking + Dry Brushing
Aztec Clay Body Mask | This best-selling Aztec Secret clay mask is amazing for a variety of uses. Mix up a big batch of this powerful mud and cover your entire body in this detoxifying, circulation-boosting body mask. Let it dry and rinse it off once you’ve climbed in the shower. Try this a few times a week. Your body will glow. CHECK OUT
True Botanicals resurfacing body mask | Think of True Botanicals’ body mask as a weekly exfoliant for the whole body. Take a few minutes before your shower routine to cover yourself in this skin-transforming product. The lactic acid-based potion lightly exfoliates skin from head to toe, gently increasing skin firmness and clarity over time. You won’t know you need this stuff til you use a full bottle and panic til the refill arrives. CHECK OUT
Dry brush | On days you don’t do the above, dry brush. The routine just takes a few minutes and the benefits are major, from physical exfoliation to improved circulation (read: glow!) and even lymphatic drainage. Learn how to dry brush here. If you’re not into the feel or dry brushing, try this detoxifying and soothing Ayurvedic self-massage ritual before you bathe instead. CHECK OUT
In Shower Tools + Staples
Briogeo hair scrub | Scalp scrubs are a total game changer — one wash and you’ll be hooked. Use them in place of shampoo for super clean strands and a detoxified scalp. They feel amazing going on and are especially useful for those of us who regularly rely on dry shampoo or hair-taming serums and creams. CHECK OUT
Earth TherapEutics Exfoliating Hydro Towel | This cheap scrubby bathsheet is everything. We first tried the hydro towel after Cameron Diaz shared this with us on the site a few summers back: “This wonder-cloth smooths and exfoliates your skin better than any washcloth or loofah ever could. A total game-changer, you will never shower without it again.” She’s right – we never have! CHECK OUT
nyakio face scrub | Here’s a tip: keep your face scrub in the shower and use it several times a week depending on your skin type. Just like the spa, you’ve been given a good steam so that skin is in perfect condition for a light exfoliant. Scrubs can be very messy — used in the shower, get as wild with the stuff as you like knowing there’ll be no clean up. CHECK OUT
Eucalyptus essential oil | Keep a tempered glass bottle of eucalyptus oil in the shower and spritz it liberally once you have a good steam going. Inhale deeply and let the spa vibes begin. CHECK OUT
CV SKINLABS BODY MIST | We love to use this super-hydrating spray-on lotion as a first layer of post-shower moisture. Do a quick spritz from face to toes while skin is still damp to hydrate without heavy oils. Follow up with a heavier moisture layer as you like – or use it as the fastest body lotion ever on crazy mornings when there’s no time to luxuriate with body oil. CHECK OUT
Aquis fast-drying turban | Quickly wrap your wet hair in of Aquis’ hair turbans, button it up and be on your way. We’re obsessed with these fast-drying towels in a pretty array of colors. CHECK OUT
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