I used to take a wonderfully long shower every day. Even when we moved to California and my skin started to tear because it was so dry. I bought better lotions and kept showering every day. I never imagined I could stop taking showers back then.
You know what I’m talking about, don’t you? The baby’s small, so you shower only when someone else is around to make sure they’ll be fine. Or when they begin to walk, you want to be sure they don’t kill themselves, while you’re jumping into a 5 minute “shower” so you won’t smell bad at the end of the day.
I got used to less showering and realized my skin was happier. So, I’ve kept a schedule of showering every other day or two (except if I’ve had too many hot flashes, worked out, or it’s summer). It really depends on how yucky I feel or smell.
Anyway, after chemo and surgery, when things started to get back to normal, and I had less down time for self-care, I started to wonder how I could keep a self-care schedule that worked with increased activity.
As I looked around my bathroom I noticed pampering products that were languishing. Languishing because my self-care was always on the back burner. After all there was never enough time. So one day I decided to take more than ten minutes in the shower.
The scrubs and oils finally started looking used. Then, in December, I received the dry brushing brushes that were on my wish list. To say they changed my life would be an understatement, they have transformed the way I shower!
I still don’t take showers everyday (don’t judge me) even though my kids are old enough to leave alone. But when I do take a shower, it becomes a full blown spa experience that I’d like to share with you.
Shower Spa Recipe
Let’s start with the ingredients:
- Dry Brushing Brushes (for face & body)
- Shower Gloves
- Shower Gel
- Sugar Scrub
- Coconut Oil (or any natural oil)
- unclog your pores
- clear blemishes faster
Step 1: Use your dry brushing brushes to brush your whole body. My brushes came with a diagram, but if you don’t have one, just be sure to brush toward your heart. Starting from the soles of your feet all the way up to your face. Do at least 10 – 15 brush strokes on each area to make sure you’ve loosened up the dead skin.
Step 2: Get in the shower and rinse right before using your shower gloves and shower gel to remove any last bits of dead skin left behind from the brushing. Rinse.
Step 3: Use a gentle sugar scrub on your skin (hopefully one that uses a natural oil) and rub all over your body.
Step 4: Pat dry then rub the coconut (or your natural oil of choice) all over your body.
After my first spa shower my skin was incredibly soft, smooth and smelled so lovely! I suddenly didn’t feel weird not taking a shower every day because it was now a getaway. A respite from everyday and a great way to:
So, not only am I enjoying my shower more, I’m also helping my body stay healthy! Talk about a winning situation. Here’s a quick DIY Sugar Scrub my daughter and I made up a few months back, hope it works for you!
One last note. . . enjoy the process in anything, that’s where the real fun is! Whether it’s a shower or planning a huge event. . . the fun is in the details (not the devil) enjoy it all.
What’s your favorite thing to do in the shower? Whatever it is, I’m here for it so do tell.