11 In-Shower Time-Saving Tips To Streamline Your Beauty Routine

From dying your hair to self-tanning, it’s amazing what you can achieve in the shower these days. Here, we reveal the beauty buys that offer shortcuts in the shower so you can be groomed and ready to go with minimal fuss. Ideal for those who are time-poor or who struggle to get out of bed in the morning...
Rose D’Orient Soothing Bath & Shower Gel

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.

Exfo-Lite Daily Scrub For Legs

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.

Luna Play

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.

Sheer Blonde Go Blonder In-Shower Treatment

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.

Body Hero Daily Oil Wash

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.

Velvet Smooth Wet & Dry Pedi

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.

Clay Oily Roots Shampoo

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.

Gradual Tan In Shower Lotion

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.

Divine Oil

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.

In-Shower Steam Facial

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.

Hemp Body Mitt

Boost Circulation

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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