Rushing through your shower routine in the morning can be an unnecessarily stressful way to start your day. If you feel like your shower space could use an upgrade or the products you use are hit-and-miss, it’s time to transform your shower into the sanctuary you deserve. Turn this daily routine into a self-care ritual that you look forward to instead of hurrying through every morning.

17_078_4944_bath_and_body_wood_shelf_FB_previewStreamline Your Products (And Their Ingredients)

It’s easy to forget to tidy your shower every few weeks and let the empty bottles and old razors clutter your space. Because your shower is a small space to begin with, installing a shelving system or stool for your products can make your space easier to manage. Go through your products and determine how often, if ever, you use all of them. Streamlining your routine down to the essentials will make it less stressful and more enjoyable.

The ingredients in your shower products should be safe for your body and nourish, hydrate, and cleanse without toxic elements. Choose an organic body wash formula with vegetable glycerin, green tea seed oil, and a non-synthetic fragrance that wakes you up. Body washes that clean without stripping and moisturize without clogging pores are the holy grail of shower routines, especially for sensitive skin types.

Shampoos that strip your hair of natural oils are devastating for all hair types. A hydrating shampoo should cleanse your scalp of product build-up, excess oil, and not leave all of the moisturizing to your conditioner. Make sure it’s free of SLS, a harmful sulfate that can cause skin irritation.

Check all of your other shower products for parabens, sulfates, or toxic ingredients that could be causing some of the issues you try to fix with other formulas.

Tailor Your Shower Routine

While your apartment’s tiny shower might not measure up to luxury hotel standards, there are easy ways to upgrade your shower routine. Placing a stool in the corner of your shower to store products also makes it easier to shave your legs. Water pressure lacking? Install a new shower head or soak your current one in white vinegar for an hour.

If you know that music kick-starts your day, get a waterproof Bluetooth speaker to play music or get hooked on a podcast. For fragrance lovers, choose a body wash or cleanser packed with citrus and floral scents, both known to help wake you up in the morning.

Adopt Post-Shower Luxury

Ultra-soft towels and a silky robe are two must-haves for a luxurious post-shower routine. Instead of using the rough, threadbare towels you’ve had for the past five years, pick out a Turkish cotton set that will last you much longer. After patting off excess moisture, apply an organic body lotion formula with nourishing ingredients like shea butter and green and white tea extract. This locks in all of the hydration from your shower routine before your skin completely dries.

Wrap yourself in a cozy robe and finish the rest of your morning routine in your bathroom oasis. Whether you listen to music or drink a cup of green tea while applying your makeup, your daily-care ritual should set you up for success for the day by building your confidence and nourishing your body.

About True Botanicals

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