If you tend to hang out in the self-care and wellness corners of social media, then you’ve likely heard of the concept that is the “everything shower.” This new bathing trend amps up personal care and grooming and turns each step into a spa-like treatment. This isn’t your everyday shower—instead, it’s an opportunity to set aside some extra time to focus on yourself and relax. Everything showers can be as much for the mind as the body, so they’re worth adding to your routine.
If you are ready to elevate your shower into a relaxing and all-encompassing body treatment, then consult our guide to learn more about what goes into creating an everything shower.
Before the Shower
Before even getting under the water, you can start your experience by dry brushing your skin. This technique helps pre-exfoliate your skin. Our dry brush helps get rid of excess dead skin buildup, so make sure to brush clockwise on your arms, legs, and torso for the best exfoliating experience.
Next, apply our Anti-Aging Body Balm to your hair. While this balm is full of nourishing moisturizers for your skin, it also makes a wonderfully rich hair mask. Apply it to your hair liberally for 20 minutes before hopping in the shower to thoroughly rinse it out. This versatile balm will keep your hair and body moisturized year-round.
Additionally, your pre-shower ritual should also include applying a face mask. Our Red Algae Clarifying Mask cleanses, decongests, and clarifies pores to leave a smooth surface. If you’re prone to outbreaks, this mask is perfect for controlling or decreasing blemishes, as it removes excess oils.
During the Shower
Once you’re ready to hit the shower, there are several steps to take to ensure you come out squeaky clean and feeling great. First, check that your water temperature is warm but not too hot—you don’t want the water to dry out your skin. The next few steps can be done under the running water.
Next up is exfoliation. It’s recommended to exfoliate two to three times a week, or as desired, but keep in mind that over-exfoliation can be harmful to your skin’s biome, so it’s best to test the appropriate amount of exfoliation for you. For a gentle exfoliation, our Undaria Cleansing Body Polish is a great choice as it combines both physical and chemical exfoliation to get you smoother, softer skin in no time.
AHA exfoliator + cleanser
Now that the dead skin cells are out of the way from the exfoliation process, you can begin to shave. Exfoliation helps you get a closer shave, and the warm water softens body hair. Our Ocean Cleanser can actually double as a hydrating shaving cream, which will help give you a smooth shave while leaving skin feeling silky afterward.
Mineral marine cleanser
If you have opted not to exfoliate, then this is the time to thoroughly cleanse your skin. Pay special attention to areas where skin may be prone to clogging, such as under the arms, the shoulders, and chest. Our Ocean Cleanser is perfect for this task, as it removes impurities and excess oil without stripping the skin from moisture. Apply your cleanser in circular, gentle massaging rubs.
After the Shower
Once you’ve stepped out of the shower, pat your body dry. Avoid thoroughly drying your skin, as you want to still have water on the skin when you apply moisturizers. This helps them work more effectively and efficiently.
Our Undaria Collagen™ Body Lotion delivers lasting hydration and helps visibly firm the skin. Apply the body lotion first, and then layer our Undaria Algae™ Body Oil over the lotion. The body oil is a wonderfully rich and nourishing option that provides an aromatherapy experience as you apply it. Both products will help replenish the skin’s natural oils that can get washed away.
Once you’ve moisturized your body, don’t forget about your face! First, apply toner using a cotton pad or your fingertips. Then, apply a serum and a layer of moisturizer to keep your skin glowing. Next, apply a face oil to seal everything in. Lastly, apply your eye cream in a soft massaging motion. It’s also time to apply a lip mask to soothe any dryness and add plumpness to your smile.
While the everything shower isn’t an everyday routine, it’s the perfect way to wind down from a long week and fully treat yourself and your skin. Stock your bathroom with your favorite OSEA products for a truly indulgent experience that leaves you with glowy, healthier looking skin.