Showering is something I kind of dread. There's so much to do in there. So anything I can do in-shower to streamline my beauty routine is kind of a godsend. Between washing all my various parts, conditioning my hair, shaving all the things, softening my heels and elbows, washing my face, singing all of Katy Perry's greatest hits, and grouting all the shower tiles (OK, that last one was an exaggeration), I don't always have a lot of time (or energy) left over for the rest of my routine.
Luckily, I found a ton of useful products that can be incorporated into the shower in a seamless way, not a "oh great, even more things to do in there" kind of way, that actually saves me time. And not just seconds. Like, enough time to make my own hot breakfast beverage. I don't make my own hot breakfast beverages (I'm trying to avoid admitting I don't like coffee so that you don't automatically distrust my opinions) but I could!
In-shower multi-tasking make sense, especially since you're usually doing two things at once anyway. And probably texting while you do those two other things. And you probably text in the shower, too. Anyway, these tips are pretty much shower lifesavers as much as they are shower time savers, and using them is about as close as you can get from emerging from your shower as a full-on glittering mermaid.
1. Smooth Your Feet
Amope has a new Pedi Perfect product that you can use wet or dry. Just charge it up and place it in your shower. Then all you have to do is use the foot file (maybe while you let your conditioner soak in) to get smooth feet. It's cordless, too, and if you decide you'd rather use it on dry feet, you don't even have to change the abrasive head. Just grab it and go to town (painlessly, of course) on your rough feet. They will be rough no-more.
2. Moisturize All Over
You know how warm water kind of strips natural oils from your skin, but also opens up your pores? That makes the moments immediately after a shower essential for rehydrating your skin. Usually that means toweling off and slathering on the lotion. But there is also a lotion designed to be used in the shower, on wet skin. Then, when you get out, you can use those few extra minutes to get your booty work done (dance) and call it "air drying."
3. Or Moisturize While You Shave
You can pretty much combine any shower activity with some kind of moisturization, and shaving is no exception. You can find products that you can use all over your body, or site-specific ones, likes skin hydrating shaving cream. Even if you use lotions or other moisturizing products during or after your shower, it still never hurts to replenish skin you just depleted with a razor.
4. Nourish Your Face
Use a gel-based facial, according to Jessica Chia in an article for Prevention. If you chose one that recommends you leave it on for 10 to 15-minutes, you can slap it on at the beginning of your shower, wash it off at the end, and you'll have a glowing, fresh face without any extra time and without much extra effort. With such radiant skin, you can shave some time off of your make-up routine (if you want to) and rock the dewy, natural look.
5. Add Volume To Your Hair
Use an in-shower volume product and you won't have to wrestle with mousse and texturizers and blow outs and whatever else you use to get big hair. These products work on a strand-by-strand basis to pump up limp or fine hair. You don't have to use it every day, ether, because it lasts seven days. So you don't have to skip big, full hair just because you skipped your shower.
6. Get A Tan
Yeah. You can tan in the shower. No, this isn't Punk'd. Technology is kind of mind-blowing. Not only will this save you
7. Cuticle Care
This tip will help you get longer, stronger nails, and doesn't involve any extra time or expense. All you need to do is take whatever kind of conditioner, lotion, or moisturizing products you use and massage them into your cuticles before you rinse them away. Your open, thirsty cuticles will draw in moisture, which will help prevent your nails from cracking, breaking, or peeling the rest of the day.
All we need now is makeup you can apply in the shower, water resistant clothing, and maybe a shower refrigerator so we never have to leave. It's kind of a mermaid dream come true.