For thousands of years, people around the world have delighted in decadent bathing rituals to feel relaxed and refreshed. Ancient Egyptians had milk and honey baths, the Japanese bathed in volcanic hot springs, and we modern humans with our busy schedules and bathtub-less apartments have invented the everything shower.
Gen Z’s new favorite body care trend has taken TikTok by storm as an easy selfcare ritual that transforms a regular shower into a spa-like sensory experience that leaves you feeling calm and renewed. Here’s how to create an easy everything shower routine in just a few simple steps.
What is an Everything Shower?
An everything shower is when you take time out for all of your head-to-toe skin and haircare concerns in one fell swoop. If you shave your body, now’s the time to do it. Got a hair mask you never make time to use? Today’s the day. Wear nail color? Time to paint those piggies. An everything shower is your opportunity to give your entire body a little extra TLC however feels most relaxing and authentic to you.
Sounds Amazing! How do I do It?
There’s really no wrong way to take an everything shower as long as you’re taking care of your body with the intention of showing it loving kindness. We’ve outlined our favorite everything shower routine in a few easy steps below.
Step 1: Prep your Scalp
While you likely baby your strands, most people forget that scalps need skincare too. In fact, your scalp is anatomically similar to the rest of your skin. It differs in that it has more density, a higher concentration of oil glands and of course, many more hair follicles.
Massage a few drops of our 100% Squalane Oil into your scalp before showering to nourish and moisturize this often neglected area. Our sugarcane-derived squalane oil is a molecular match for the moisture in human skin. Using it on your scalp can help balance an oily scalp and soothe itchiness associated with dry scalp or eczema. Leave it on for a few minutes while you get ready for your shower, then wash it off with your favorite shampoo and follow with conditioner.
Step 2: Scrub-A-Dub-Dub
Indulge in dual exfoliation with our award-winning biodegradable Enzyme Sugar Body Scrub. Made with sustainably-sourced, biodegradable sugar and powerfully gentle pomegranate enzyme, it smooths and hydrates skin in just one use.
Customize your level of exfoliation by varying the amount of water you incorporate with the scrub. Use less water to smooth areas of course, dry skin such as the heels and elbows, and more water on delicate areas such as the chest.
Step 3: Double Cleanse
Dissolve every trace of makeup and debris and deep clean pores with a satisfying double cleanse. Start by massaging our Antioxidant Cleansing Oil into dry skin to dissolve makeup and impurities. As you rinse with water, the oil transforms into a gentle milky cleanser, leaving your face clean and hydrated. Follow it with our Amino Aloe Gentle Cleanser to powerfully deep-clean your pores without overstripping while also minimizing redness and irritation.
Step 4: Towel Off + Moisturize
Towel off, making sure to leave your skin slightly damp. When you use a moisturizer containing hyaluronic acid on slightly damp skin, the hyaluronic acid binds to those water molecules and pulls them into your skin, further boosting hydration.
We recommend applying a generous amount of our Caffeine Toning Body Cream from the neck down to hydrate and smooth. In this decadently rich body cream, caffeine sourced from green coffee beans gives the skin a smoother appearance while niacinamide improves skin texture and barrier function. Use deep, circular massaging motions to apply to thighs, abdomen, or any other areas that need a lift.
As for your face, we recommend massaging a dropper full of our Copper Peptide Rapid Plumping Serum into damp skin to lock in hydration. It instantly plumps and quenches thanks in part to the water-binding properties of ectoin. We’ve paired this powerful, protective hydrator with our rapid plumping complex to deliver instant, long-lasting hydration alongside a dramatic improvement in elasticity thanks to copper peptides.
Follow it by nourishing your delicate undereye area with our multi-award-winning Marine Algae Eye Cream to instantly lift and provide all-day hydration. Then apply our Omega Repair Cream. Our deeply nourishing moisturizer uses ceramides and beneficial lipids to deliver lasting hydration and strengthen the skin’s natural moisture barrier. If you’re heading to bed after your shower, you can apply a thick layer, then wait 15 minutes before blotting the excess to create a DIY sleeping mask.
Step 5: Lock in Moisture
Lock in moisture from head to toe with a few pumps of our 100% Squalane Oil. Using it after moisturizer helps active ingredients penetrate while locking in moisture so it doesn’t escape overnight. Use it on your face as part of a skin flooding routine, and even on the ends of your hair if they feel dry after washing. It delivers weightless moisture and leaves skin feeling silky-smooth.
Step 6: Give Your Lips Some Love
Don’t forget your lips! Our petroleum-free Rose Vegan Lip Balm uses hyaluronic acid and ceramides to deeply hydrate and nourish while wakame algae helps restore the look of plumpness. Apply it generously to create a plumping, moisturizing overnight lip treatment or brush it on lightly to prep lips for smooth lipstick application.
Ready to try the everything shower trend? Shop our Smooth Start Body Set and get all three body care products used above (100% Squalane Oil, Enzyme Sugar Body Scrub, and Caffeine Toning Body Cream) for just $28.