Showering, often seen as a mundane to-do, is getting renewed attention as an important self-care ritual. The “everything shower” is one of our favorite TikTok trends to date because it’s about taking a moment for YOU, and making it yours with the products and steps that are most important to you. Whether you’re taking a quick rinse or going for an everything shower, here are a couple tips to ensure this self-care practice is both relaxing and renewing. 

DON'T shower too often:

Daily showers are a product of modern amenities and cultural expectations, but they don’t necessarily have a place in your routine. Showering too often can strip your skin of its natural oils, leading to dryness and irritation. How often you should shower depends on your activity level — experts say there’s no hard-and-fast rule. But if you’re not active, you can cut back to a few times a week. Shorter, less frequent showers help maintain your skin's natural balance and also conserves water, a win for your skin and the planet. 

DON'T overheat with hot water:

While a hot shower can be relaxing, prolonged exposure to hot water damages your skin’s moisture barrier. Opt for warm or lukewarm water instead of scalding hot temperatures to preserve your skin’s natural oils. Cold water (if you can withstand it!) can even help improve circulation. Cooling down your shower not only promotes healthier skin but also reduces energy consumption, contributing to a more sustainable lifestyle.

DO enjoy an everything shower:

Indulge in a longer “everything” shower periodically to integrate more rituals that nourish your mind and body. Consider incorporating:

Making time to turn your shower into a joyful ritual can rejuvenate your routine and give your skin and hair a periodic re-set. 

DO apply moisturizers while your skin is still moist:

Timing is crucial when it comes to moisturizing. Your skin absorbs moisture best when it’s damp, so apply any moisturizers immediately after your shower. This helps lock in moisture, leaving your skin feeling soft and supple. You can even apply moisturizer while you’re still in the shower, like this moisturizing skin treatment.

DO stick to clean ingredients:

Skin is our largest organ, and can absorb (or release) a high volume of toxins through its pores. Our lungs are another major organ of exposure and elimination, meaning we can absorb or release toxins through breathing. That’s why the products you choose to use in your shower routine matter – you breathe in fragrances and absorb products through your skin. So opt for products with clean and transparent ingredient lists. Our formulations are completely free from parabens, phthalates, SLS/SLES, synthetic fragrances and dyes. This ensures your routine is free from toxins that can harm the environment, animals and human health.  

Embracing a clean and mindful shower routine can nourish your mind, body and the planet. Check out our clean, premium hair and body care products for all your favorite rituals.