Updated: May 16
As the summer heat begins to intensify, we look for ways to keep ourselves fresh and clean during those hotter months. Your shower can provide the perfect solution to keeping cool and relaxed, and there are multiple ways to increase your shower enjoyment by making small tweaks to your summer bathroom and showering habits.
Here are the top 10 tips to maximise your shower enjoyed this summer!
1. Exfoliate your skin in the shower
The summer heat can be particularly drying for our skin, not to mention the extra action your feet sees from all of that sandal and flip flop wearing. By carefully exfoliating your skin, by using a loofah or dry brushing prior to your shower, you will help to brush away old dead skin and help to promote new skin growth which will keep your skin looking fresh and glowing all summer long.
2. Hang Eucalyptus branches in your shower
Turn your shower into a zen like spa by simply hanging Eucalyptus branches above your showerhead. Not only does this create an aesthetically pleasing bathroom statement, but as the water runs over the branches, the leaves will release natural essential oils which have proven benefits of helping to destress and also to help relieve sinus issues.
You can find Eucalyptus at Trader Joe’s for $3 or from many independent local florists. .
3. Consider changing your hair washing routine
It’s tempting to increase the frequency of washing your hair during the hotter months, however this can cause excessive drying of the hair follicle and scalp.
Whilst it's ok to let your hair get wet in the shower everyday, consider reducing the amount of times you shampoo (2-3 times per week is the general consensus), this way your scalp can naturally regenerate its own oils to promote a healthy scalp and shiney lengths.
4. Switch to a water saving shower
It’s not uncommon to shower multiple times per day during the summer, especially with increased outdoor activity. However, with growing pressure on vital water resources it’s important to make mindful choices when considering your shower habits.
By switching to water conserving showerhead like Oasense, you can indulge in your shower sustainably, this intuitive showerhead creates water saving conditions when you step away from the shower and then immerses you with a full flowing sensation when you step towards it.
It’s never been easier to embrace self-care and earth-care whilst showering.