Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Morning Shower Routine

Shower should be more than an exercise that you are in, you are out and you feel clean. It should be a way for healthy, shiny hair and clear, glowing skin. Here are some steps to make your shower more fun and relaxing

The night before

Step 1: cover your hair with coconut oil and leave it over night which will make your hair healthier and shiner.

The next morning

Step 2:  Dry brushing your skin

Brush your skin toward the heart, starting at the feet and hands and brushing toward the chest. This will help stimulate the normal lymph flow within the body and help the body detoxify itself naturally. In addition, dry brushing is one of the simplest and most natural ways to exfoliate skin.

Step 3: Rinse Thoroughly

Rinse under warm water for at least 10 seconds to loosen dirt and oil.

Step 4: Proper Shampooing

Pour some shampoo into your hands and gently massage it in using a back and forth motion. Never scrub fragile ends, the roots are actually what collect the most oil. Finally, rinse until the water runs clear of suds. (My favorite is Lush Big Shampoo)  

Step 5: Conditioning

The conditioner should be concentrated around your ends and not your roots so it won’t leave your hair appear greasy. Leave for a 1 minute or 2 while you clean your body then rinse it properly.

Step 6: Cleanse Your Body

Stay away from traditional soaps which can irritate and dry your skin. Choose a non-soap hydrating shower gel like L’OCCITANE Almond Shower Oil. Note that  loofahs and washcloths can become breeding grounds for bacteria and mold so sure you keep your loofahs dry and clean, replace them fairly regularly.

Step 7: Exfoliation

Use a scrub (like Lush ocean salt) over your skin in small, circular motions.  Start at the ankles because it helps to encourage positive blood circulation during the exfoliation process.  Make sure to give extra attention to your heels, elbows, and knees. These are generally considered to be the driest parts of one's skin, and should be given greater attention accordingly.

Step 8: Shaving

It is better wait until the end of your shower to start shaving. The hot water and steam soften your hair, making it less likely to tug and cause irritation.

Step 9: Wash your face

Wait until you’re completely finished shampooing and conditioning to ensure you are washing away all pore-clogging product runoff. Turn the water temperature to lukewarm to protect the delicate skin on your face and do your final rinse in cool water to tighten up your pores thus make pores virtually imperceptible.

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