In 2023, the world moved quickly, with trends on social media platforms like TikTok leading the way. One trend caught our eye - a self-care ritual, promising the ultimate pampering experience — the ‘Everything Shower’. A trend we are more than happy to take with us into 2024.
What is an Everything Shower?
This all-encompassing routine goes far beyond a quick morning wash down. The ‘Everything Shower’ is peak self-care, inviting you to indulge in a series of steps that will leave you feeling rejuvenated and perfectly pampered from head to toe. Your Everything Shower routine can be as comprehensive as you like, making time for exfoliating, shaving, massages and more. This also means you are taking a thoughtful approach to your whole routine which can have a positive impact on your mental health.
The SBC Everything Shower Routine
Let's dive into the stages of the perfect Everything Shower for the ultimate self-love experience...
Step 1: Pre-Shower Routine
To achieve the ultimate shower experience, it's important to set the mood with music or candles. However, there's one crucial aspect that should not be overlooked – a clean bath towel. Having a fresh towel within reach after a deep cleanse will enhance the benefits of your shower.
Step 2: Body Brushing
This one is a must, before stepping into the shower, we recommend dry body brushing. This ancient technique helps stimulate blood circulation, exfoliate dead skin cells, and promote lymphatic drainage. Use a natural-bristle brush and gently brush your skin in upward motions, starting from your feet and moving towards your heart.
Step 3: Hair Wash Routine
Once you’re in the shower, you’ll want to start with your hair wash routine, think top to toe! Choose a shampoo and conditioner that suits your hair type and needs.
‘Lather, rinse, repeat’. Double shampooing is a common step in this trend. The double shampoo method is simply washing your hair twice. The first wash will take care of any product build-up, while the second massages your scalp and strands squeaky clean. Follow up with a rich conditioner, focusing on the tips to keep your locks hydrated and healthy.
Our picks include our Hydra-Collagen Super-Boost Shampoo & Smoothing Conditioner. This duo contains Marine Collagen and Keratin to strengthen your luscious locks and improve fullness. Lightweight, yet nourishing oils leave hair silky without weighing it down, and they’re free from sulphates, parabens and SLS.
Formulated without silicones, SLS or parabens the Propolis Scalp Care Shampoo and the Propolis Nourishing Conditioner is enriched with Propolis to soothe a sensitive scalp, while Pro-Vitamin B5 and Honey hydrates and nourishes your scalp and hair.
Step 4: Deep Body Cleanse
Select a body wash with a fragrance that uplifts your senses and makes you feel good. Gently cleanse your entire body, allowing the luxurious lather to cleanse and moisturise your skin.
This is where SBC shines, from hydrating shower creams to bacne-fighting washes, take your pick to target your concerns. The Rosehip Oil Body Wash is seriously packed with the good stuff. Formulated with Rosehip Oil, Vitamins A, C and E, as well as Pro-Vitamin B5, this body wash addresses all skin concerns from hydration to brightening the skin.
Then you've got the Salicylic Body Wash, a vibrant, deep cleansing body wash with Salicylic Acid helps to break down dead skin build-up to keep body breakouts at bay.
Step 5: Shave
You may already have a beloved shaving product for this part, but did you know your SBC Body Wash, will make a skin-loving alternative. Our body washes are enriched with soothing and hydrating ingredients to care for your skin, so are ideal for use when shaving!
As you step out of the shower, the pampering doesn't stop.
Step 6: Exfoliate
Though body scrubs are ideal for when you are in the shower, we recommend applying our Glycolic Acid Radiance Body Serum post shower. Infused with 5% Glycolic Acid and a fruity AHA blend of Pineapple, Apple, Papaya and Sweet Orange enzymes, this body serum helps to improve the appearance of skin tone and texture. Also infused with Squalane and Glycerin to lock in moisture for a hydrated, smooth and healthy-looking glow from top to toe.
Step 7: Nourish
Finish off with a generous dollop of body butter, massaging it into your skin for an extra dose of nourishment and a luxurious feel. Take the last few moments as an opportunity to massage the body butter in and get even deeper into relaxation.
The Hydra-Collagen Body Butter is enriched with hydrating Marine Collagen and ultra-nourishing Shea Butter to deeply moisturise your skin. Another body butter fave is the Manuka Honey & Quince Body Butter. Whipped up with a vitamin-rich blend of soothing Manuka Honey Active 10+ and refreshing Quince extract to protect, nourish and support the skin’s natural moisture barrier.
Step 8: Skincare
We highly recommend completing your skincare post shower, generally our showers are too warm for the skin on our face and can disrupt our natural moisture barrier. Cleansing your face post shower also makes sure any pore-clogging elements from the other areas of your routine are properly rinsed off.
The sulphate-free Propolis & White Willow Cleanser uses Salicylic Acid to exfoliate skin, unclog pores and brighten overall complexion, and includes Propolis and Cica so skin isn’t left feeling stripped or dry. Then there's the best-selling Hydra-Collagen Replenishing Cleanser. This gentle cleanser leaves skin supple and hydrated thanks to Marine Collagen and crowd favourites Shea and Cocoa Butters.
After cleansing, mist your face with a refreshing facial spray like the Hyaluronic Hydra-Mist, ideally when skin is still damp, to hydrate and invigorate your skin. Follow this up with a serum to target concerns and your favourite moisturiser to lock in the hydration and keep your face glowing. Hyaluronic Acid, Cucumber and Aloe help kick-start a dewy skincare routine with this face mist.
A mini-facial in a serum, the Bakuchiol Smoothing Serum blends 1% Bakuchiol with Lactic Acid, Willow Bark, Rosehip Oil and Squalane for a smooth, youthful-looking, and glowing complexion!
Lock in that goodness with the Hydra-Collagen Intensive Moisturiser. Marine Collagen, Red Algae and Shea Butter combine to drench thirsty skin with lasting hydration and lock in essential moisture.
How Often Should you take an Everything Shower?
We recommend once a week, maybe a Friday or a Sunday night. Keep your Everything Shower as a treat that you do occasionally rather than turning it into a daily routine – it’s also better for your skin and hair this way.