Yes, showers have become a self-care sanctuary. From the joys of an indulgent wash to a shower break post a heavy day and happy trials with aromatic & relaxing in-shower products – showers are the new haven of peace and calm amidst the real and reel life. And for that added layer of relaxation and nourishment, we have many in-shower products to thank, i.e. shower oils, body washes, exfoliating soaps, and body lotions and oils with soul-satisfying decadent scents. So, if you are eager to turn your showers into a spa experience, we have shared some of our favourite calming and cleansing shower products below.
Let’s start off this shower-spa routine with body washes. Gel cleaners or creams, fragrances or active ingredients – body washes come in a range of formulations to choose from, like eucalyptus-scented skin-softening Nécessaire The Body Wash, moisturising and refreshingly fragrant Moroccanoil Shower Gel, and the supremely creamy Drunk Elephant Kamili Cream Body Cleanser. While body washes are fabulously effective for a good calm-and-cleanse routine, shower oils are a more decadent, multi-tasking, and indulgent shower companion that leaves your skin with a lingering divine scent. And well, the spot for the best shower oils on your bathroom cabinet must always be reserved for L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil and Jo Malone Velvet Rose & Oud Shower Oil – these two are simply ‘luxury in a bottle’! Between these delicious body washes and shower oils, don’t miss out on the satisfying sensation of exfoliation, courtesy of body scrubs. From the cult Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Body Scrub to gentle yet effective Pahadi Local X Ayu Face & Body Polish and the non-messy Glossier Body Hero Exfoliating Bar, there’s a whole variety of body scrubs to try and belove after all, body exfoliators and the resultant smooth skin are way too good to restrict ourselves with just one cherished scrub.
After an indulgent calm-and-cleanse shower routine, slathering your body with a velvety layer of body lotions or creams is a must for soft, hydrated skin. And while classic moisturising formulas like Blossom Kochhar Aroma Magic Honey & Shea Butter Body Lotion and The Body Shop Moringa Body Butter are always a perfect good-for-the-skin pick, No.1 de Chanel Red Camilia Revitalizing Body Serum-in-Mist is an ultimate no-fuss skin hydrator – just a few fine spritzes for nourished skin. For a complete shower-spa experience, adding body oils is a definite essential, especially since these lightweight oils offer deeply nourished and smooth skin with a gleaming glow and luxe scent. You can either use the body oil on its own on the damp skin post-shower (like Forest Essentials After Bath Oil) or use a dry oil (like Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Nourishing Dry Body Oil) as the final step to lock all the moisture from the previous lotions or creams.
Ready for a calming, cleansing, and nourishing shower experience? Well then, scroll through the gallery to find your accoutrements for your next shower-spa affair.
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