How to make the most of your shower time

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Start a daily pre-bath ritual: Apply all your nourishing face, body and hair products, then wash them all off under the shower.

No extra fuss, and it leaves you looking so much better. Take your pick here

NO FUSS, NO MUSS

Shower time should be enjoyable. If they're not yet pamper-yourself-every-day worthy, you know there's some upgrading work to be done. To make the most of your shower time, we're introducing a pre-shower routine: products that you slather on before actually stepping under the showerhead. These body, hair and face products are fuss-free and easy to use - put them on, and wash them off for better skin, better hair. Done. 

This story first appeared in the August issue of Her World magazine.

PIXI IN-SHOWER STEAM FACIAL SELF-HEATING COLLAGEN MASK, $35

Pre-shower: Apply a thick layer of this in-shower mask onto a cleansed, dry face, and leave it for five minutes to kick-start the skin-healing process.

In the shower: Warm water turns the gel into a silky oil that plumps and softens skin.

MAMONDE AQUA PEEL PEELING GEL, $22

Pre-shower: Dull skin begone. This peeling gel gently exfoliates skin for a radiant complexion.

In the shower: Gently massage the gel over your face and wash away the sloughed-off dead cells.

HERBIVORE BOTANICALS PHOENIX FACIAL OIL, $137

Pre-shower: If your face tends to feel dry and taut after a hot shower, it’s because heat strips moisture from the skin’s top layer. To combat that, lightly pat on a few drops of Herbivore Botanicals’ Phoenix Facial Oil ($137).

In the shower: Rosehip and chia seed oils keep moisture locked into your skin while you wash.

THE BODY SHOP’S THAI LEMONGRASS MASSAGE OIL, $31

Pre-shower: It’s meant to be used after a shower, but patting a little of this body oil on dry elbows and kneecaps beforehand can keep them moisturised after, too.

In the shower: Nothing to be done here.

AESOP SAGE & CEDAR SCALP TREATMENT, $45

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Pre-shower: Before shampooing, massage five drops of this pre-shampoo treatment onto a dry, itchy and/or flaky scalp. Let it sit for 15 minutes.

In the shower: The lightweight “dry” oil helps to soothe and hydrate an easily irritated scalp.

CHRISTOPHE ROBIN CLEANSING PURIFYING SCRUB WITH SEA SALT, FROM $75

Pre-shower: If you use lots of styling products, apply this scrub a preliminary cleanser after you’ve wet your hair.

In the shower: Massage the scrub into damp hair to get rid of product buildup, then rinse and shampoo as usual.

This article was first published in Her World Online.

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