Body care for shower lovers

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Leg workout on Monday, followed by hot yoga on Tuesday and 5K run on Wednesday, and so on till the end of the week. A hot, steamy shower after each workout is my favorite part of the day. And if I can fit in 15-20 minutes of sauna or steam room… Oh, what a bliss! As good as hot showers might be for your sore muscles and soul, it is not exactly an everyday bliss for your skin. Due to frequent showers your skin has less time to repair and recover through natural oil production which makes your skin dry and dehydrated. As a result skin starts to age prematurely. Missing just one day of showers is not exactly an option for me, since I workout or do some kind of exercising almost every day, that’s why I rely on my favorite products to lessen the damage as much as possible.

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The first time I used EO Organic Body Serum I was literally amazed how soft and hydrated my skin felt afterwords


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Exfoliating is a ritual I follow religiously. Every Sunday is my “long bubble bath” day


OILS/SERUMS


I cannot get enough of oils! I actually use oils not only for my body but hair, face and nail as well. The benefits has been known for ages so why not use it to your advantage?! My favorite is EO Organic Body Serum which is a serum but basically it is a blend of oils such as Jojoba, Coconut, Argan and Avocado. The first time I used it I was literally amazed how soft and hydrated my skin felt afterwords. The whole reason why I bought it in the first place was because my skin started to get flaky and irritated because of frequent showers and this serum worked magic on my skin! I’ve been in love with this product ever since. I like to use it after the shower at the gym because it only takes couple minutes to apply it. So much faster than applying lotion or body cream. Make sure you use it on wet skin and then pat dry the excess oil with soft towel.

BODY LOTIONS


When I have a little more time on my hands than usual and decide to pamper myself a little – it’s Josie Maran Body Butter time! I absolutely LOVE it! It melts into your skin and gives it a glow. There are so many scents to choose from – Vanilla Bean, Jasmine, Lavender, Tropical Orchid, etc. It’s ten scents in total for any mood and occasion. Mine is Sweet Citrus and the smell is just unbelievable. It not only hydrates my skin but also instantly puts me in such a good mood. All Josie Maran products are made with Argan Oil which replenish and repairs skin cells. This particular lotion also has Shea butter, Avocado oil and White Tea extract in it. It is the best lotion I’ve used so far and I definitely will be buying more of it.

EXFOLIANTS/BATH SOAKS


What’s the use of oils and body lotions if you don’t exfoliate your skin properly before applying it? Not every time you take a shower but at least once a week. Exfoliating is a ritual I follow religiously. Every Sunday is my “Long Bubble Bath” day, right after hot yoga class and meditation. Relaxation multiplied by three! First I soak in Herbivore salts for about 20 minutes or more and then exfoliate my skin with Herbivore Coco Rose Body polish. It is divine! Coco Rose polish is a sugar-based exfoliant that not only exfoliates but also hydrates your skin with coconut oil at the same time. The best kind of exfoliator if you ask me! Herbivore is one of my favorite brands actually. All their products are AMAZING! Dear, Santa, if you read this, I’ve been very good this year…

Few more things to keep in mind:

  • cut your shower time and use lukewarm water instead of hot
  • moisturize your skin as soon as you get out of shower
  • out skin has an amazing ability to clean itself, so avoid using soap on your chest, back, legs and arms; only use it as needed

 

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