It seems pretty simple when we talk about bathroom routines—you undress, take a shower, brush your teeth, dry yourself with a towel, and voila! You’re good to go in your PJs and off the bed. Well, what if I told you that you can kick your sacred nighttime routine up a notch? If you’re not so basic and your 10-step nightly skincare routine isn’t already enough to keep you up at night, we’ve got things in our list!
Get your #selfcare going and get on our tips to elevate your nighttime bathroom routine!
Set the mood
This is one of my favourites (yet strangely underrated) things to do before showering. The shower, undoubtedly and no matter how cliché it sounds, is the best place to play or sing-along to your favourite jams. My current go-to’s are Mumford & Sons and Taylor Swift’s new hit Lover. Okay, we may differ in musical taste but there are tons of Spotify playlists for every person’s disposal.
Good thing waterproof Bluetooth speakers have become a thing! It makes playing music in the shower so much easier! Whether you’ve had a long day at work or you just want to relax, just press play and let yourself sink into your favourite tunes and a lukewarm bath.
Another way to set the mood to your nighttime bathroom routine is to light an aromatic candle. It engages more of your senses to lift your mood and make your shower experience more zen.
Brush your hair before showering!
Have you ever experienced seeing in horror, your clump of hair clogging your shower drain? Well, if you’re shedding more hair while you shower, it’s not a coincidence. Many people don’t know this, but hair is in its most breakable state when it’s wet.
The solution to reducing the amount of hair fall and breakage is to brush your hair even before you go in to get a shower. And yes, you’re welcome.💖
Seal your hot showers with a splash of cold water
Ok, this may be the last thing you think of when thinking about “elevating” your bathroom nighttime routine. But I promise, this is for a good reason. While warm water opens up your skin’s pores and hair cuticles, cold water at the end seals and locks in moisture to your skin. Hot water can also be drying on your skin, as it literally can scald it, so avoid too hot temperatures!
Coldwater also keeps your hair softer, shiny, refreshed, and less frizzy!
Use the right soap
Never underestimate the power of good bathing soap. Yes, the goal is to get clean. But if you’re choosing a soap that cleans and has harsh ingredients that are also found in laundry detergents and dish soaps, you’re bound to think twice. Consider soaps that have more gentle formulas and are sulphate-free.
You can also try cleansing your body with a gentle body wash that moisturises at the same time. Be kind to your skin!
(Bath bombs and instagrammable baths, anyone?)
Ok, so there was one time you took your time and had an extra-long shower. This isn’t the most environmentally-friendly thing to do baby girl, and it also dries your skin out! Pruney fingers? No thanks!
If you do find yourself needing to contemplate life under the comforting solace of lukewarm water—yes, we can indulge now and again—you can remedy dry skin by moisturising before rubbing dry with a towel. For moisturisers to work, you need to apply and lather onto your skin within minutes of bathing. So I suggest to keep it in a place near your shower for easy application!
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