How to Take a Shower

You probably take a shower almost every day. You might as well do it right.

You will need

  • A natural-bristle body brush
  • A loofah
  • Soap or body wash
  • A bath towel
  • Moisturizer
  • A sauna
  • Rosemary oil
  • A pH-balanced cleanser
  • A 100% Egyptian cotton bath towel

Step 1 Dry brush your skin Before showering, rub your skin with a natural-bristle body brush to loosen dead skin. Start at your feet and brush upward.

Step 2 Regulate the water Adjust the water to a warm temperature; very hot water dries out the skin.

Step 3 Wash your hair first Wash your hair first and body last. Scrubbing strips your skin of some of its natural oils — after which you don’t want it exposed to harsh, hot water for long.

Step 4 Lather up a loofah Lather up a loofah with the cleanser of your choice. Because it dries completely between uses, it’s less likely to attract bacteria than a washcloth. Plus, it exfoliates your skin.

Step 5 Scrub down Scrub your body from top to bottom, in that order. You want the dirt to head down the drain!

Step 6 End with a cold blast Give your body a five-second blast of cold water right before you turn off the water; it improves circulation and helps tighten skin.

Step 7 Pat yourself dry Gently pat yourself dry with a bath towel; you don’t want to rub away your skin’s natural oils.

Step 8 Apply moisturizer For better absorption, apply moisturizer while your skin is still damp.