Layer Your Scent
Kick-start your fragrance routine in the shower with one of Decleor’s new body gels, such as Rose D’Orient, £18 or Le Labo’s Shower Oil in Mandarin, £20. Both provide a sweet, warm base layer to any lotions or perfumes you add afterwards, locking in scent for longer and leaving you feeling fresh all day.
Do A Leg Detox
Spend a minute working Legology’s Exfo-Lite Stimulating Salts for Legs, £42, into dry skin, then let the high potency, de-puffing salts work their magic while you shower. A gentle rub and rinse at the end maximise their detoxifying benefits.
Try A Mini Facial
If you don’t have time to give your skin stimulating massages (exactly), give yourself a mini facial in the shower. Try using Foreo’s Waterproof Luna Play, £29, a vibrating facial tool with a pleasingly thick cleansing balm. Run it all over the face to reap the powerful skin-cleansing benefits – not only will skin feel gratifyingly tight and clean, you’ll notice pores start to shrink with regular use.
Get A Dye Job
It took just five minutes – seriously – to reboost our blonde with John Frieda’s In-Shower Lightening Treatment, £9.99. The free-hand technique doesn’t require gloves so it’s an instant scrub-in/wash off, without the commitment and mess of a full dye job. Available for brunettes and redheads too.
Strengthen Your Skin
Glossier Body Hero Daily Oil Wash, £15, is expressly designed to be used in the shower, so it’s not only quicker but leaves a soothing, hydrating layer, which doesn’t feel greasy. It’s been designed not to affect the pH anywhere on the body, with a 0% water formula that peps up dull, dry patches with a vitamin C boost.
Pamper Your Feet
Give your feet a quick once-over with Scholl’s Velvet Smooth Wet & Dry Pedi Foot File, £35.99. It’s waterproof, so you can use it towards the end of your shower when skin has softened. It makes light work of dry, hard patches and is a simple, easy way of maintaining pedi-ready feet.
Give Your Scalp An Overhaul
L’Oreal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Clay Re-Balancing Shampoo, £2.89, has an in-built clay formula that works as a therapeutic treatment for your scalp, taking the pain out of applying a hair mask after your shower. Just spend an extra 30 seconds or so firmly working it in to remove any excess build-up. Your strands will instantly feel and look healthier.
Achieve A (No-Mess) Tan
St Tropez’s In Shower Tanning Lotion, £12, is one of beauty’s biggest innovations, with the latest formula designed to be darker than before. Sure, the ‘medium’ shade still takes a few days to build to a vacation-like glow, but the improved DHA liquid means you can still get effective results for your three-minutes spent working it in, with little or no mess.
Tame Your Cuticles
Experts say the best place to apply a good cuticle oil is in the bath or shower to achieve maximum softness: use Caudalie’s Divine Oil, £18, to soften dry skin and brittle nails while you wash or soak. An easy way of keeping your cuticles happy and healthy without a major mani routine.
Slather On A Mask
Smother your skin in Pixi’s In-Shower Facial Mask, £18, and let the steam from your shower super-charge its collagen-plumping effects. It feels satisfyingly warm when massaged in and melts off easily, removing grime and dirt with it. Perfect for a speedy skin-boost.
Made from natural fibres, The Body Shop’s Hemp Mitt, £7, injects oomph into any exfoliation and allows you to get right down deep. It stimulates your skin, working on lymphatic drainage while improving the appearance of cellulite too.
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