Shower routines are a little weird to talk about because I mean really who cares what you use in the shower? I mean the shower is supposed to be a pretty private place, right? Well, not anymore! Well, sort of. Until about a year ago, when I turned 21, I never used to have such sensitive and troublesome skin. But now I have sensitive, dry, and unfortunately high maintenance skin, and in the winter time, it’s even harder to deal with so I’ve had to learn through a lot of trial and error just how to treat it and give it some extra love during the winter.
The key to my routine is to use products with simple ingredients that are for the most part fragrance-free and/or totally moisturizing.
A Quick Rundown:
I usually try to gently drybush my skin before hopping in the shower because it increases cell circulation, shakes off dead and toxic skin, and honestly, I just really like the way it feels. I’ve been doing it for about a year now and I can totally see a difference in my skin. It’s almost silky before I even hop in the shower! When I hop in the shower, pretty basic stuff, I wash my face. I’ve been loyal to Neutrogena’s Oil-Free Cream Cleanser for two tubes now because it’s got the best creamy texture and totally wakes my face up with a cooling sensation. Not to mention, it’s only cleanser I’ve ever tried that’s practically cleared my acne up! For shampoo and conditioner I use Joico’s Color Endure for my ombre-treated hair. About twice a week, I use the Joico K-Pak hair treatment which is an absolute miracle for dry, heat styled, and singed hair. The K-Pak also has the best smell of any hair product I’ve ever tried because it smells like freshly baked snickerdoodle cookies, and even more impressive, the scent actually lingers the rest of the day! I usually suds up with my current favorite Lush shower gel, which right now is Flying Fox, and I use a sponge to gently exfoliate my skin in circular motions. When I hope out of the shower I quickly dry off and coat my skin from head to toe with the CeraVe cream that emulsifies wonderfully into skin like a luxury skin cream. I’m pretty loyal to CeraVe moisturizers, as I use both the AM and PM face creams everyday. Then I take a half-dime size of Argan Oil and run it through the ends of my hair for a little extra moisture and frizz control. I prefer Argan Oil from health stores as opposed to designer brands like Moroccan Oil because it’s cheaper, but also because it’s just one ingredient instead of a mixture of oils that dilutes the actual amount of Argan Oil. Lastly while my lips are still a little wet from the shower, I coat them in Korres Lip Butter which is my current favorite lip balm with the perfectly whipped consistency.