6 Ways for Men to Make the Most Out of a Shower Routine!
When it comes to taking a shower, everyone has their own unique way. Some take way longer than necessary and some are done within minutes. Whichever way you prefer, just know that there are ways to make the most of it.
That’s where we come in. For men, taking a shower means not being mindful about how they clean themselves. If you’re a man and you’re interested in doing it the right way, here are 6 steps you can follow in order to make the most out of your shower routine.
So, without further ado, let’s dive right in!
If your shower routine has been making you run late or making you feel as though you never even took a shower, then consider following these 6 steps and see how they make your experience better:
Choosing a shampoo that suits the length and condition of your hair is crucial. If you have dandruff then it’s best to get an anti-dandruff shampoo. Similarly, for dry hair, a hydrating shampoo works best.
Start by rinsing your hair and applying your shampoo. Keep in mind, you don’t need to use a ton of shampoo. You can use a shampoo massage brush to give your scalp a nice massage and also apply the shampoo properly.
Once you’ve done that, it’s time to let the shampoo marinate. Now let’s move on to the next step!
When it comes to your face, the key is to be gentle. The skin on our face is much more sensitive than the rest of our body, so if you’re being aggressive there is bound to be some irritation.
Having a good face scrub will help to get rid of blackheads and any other impurities that might be on your face. If that doesn’t work for you, you can use a blackhead removal kit too. That’ll make sure there are no more spots left.
Wait for a minute or two and then wash your face and your shampoo at the same time!
Most men underestimate the need of using conditioners. Either they don’t know or don’t want to use it at all. But, we’re here to change that perspective (hopefully).
Not only do conditioners help protect your hair from damage, but it also helps to minimize tangles, smooth and reduce frizz. Once again, you can use a massage brush to get the conditioner to reach the root of the follicles.
Remember, don’t rinse right away, conditioners also need time to completely set in.
While you’re waiting for your conditioner to set in, it’s time to get your body wash to clean your body. Speaking of body wash, make sure you get a good quality men’s exfoliating body wash to clean off all the impurities and dirt that is caused due to the daily grind.
Grab your body wash and your loofah. Using the loofah is vital as not only will it create those awesome suds, but it’ll also help to clean and exfoliate your skin as well.
Cover all the standard places like your arms, chest, armpits, and legs. But don’t forget about those easily ignored areas such as the belly button, your back, behind the ears, and of course, the feet.
Once you’ve made sure you got all the places, it’s time to wash off both the conditioner and the suds!
Some men don’t prefer shaving in the shower, but that’s because they’re not aware of what a great way it is to have a nice, clean and pain-free shave.
The steam from the shower makes this possible. It’ll help to keep your follicles soft and your pores open, giving you the chance to have a really close shave.
Let’s not forget that you’ll be exempted from cleaning the stubble that’s usually left in the sink if you did shave there. Also, a single-blade razor is more than enough, there’s actually no need to have a razor with 4 or 5 blades. That is if your skin is susceptible to irritation.
Let the steam and shaving cream do the work for you. Opting for natural shaving products instead of synthetic products will be far more beneficial for your skin so go for that option.
Most men have no idea about how they should dry themselves after getting out of the shower. They’re way too aggressive. The key is to pat the towel to dry, not rub it vigorously.
Be gentle with your hair as being too rough with them can cause them to damage and fall out. That goes for your body as well. Getting rid of the moisture altogether is not a good idea. Let your skin be a little damp and hydrate naturally.
Now that we’ve discussed what steps you need to take to make the most out of your shower routine, let’s talk about these 3 essential tips for taking a shower:
Hot showers can be a blessing during cold weather or, just any time in general. However, it’s not so much of a blessing for your hair or skin. Showering with hot water can cause itchiness, dandruff, and flaky skin.
If you want to keep your skin and hair happy, then we recommend turning the temperature down a notch. It doesn’t have to be an ice-cold shower, you can take lukewarm showers and they’ll get the job done.
If you’re taking a shower and your fingers are wrinkling – that’s a sign that you’re spending too much time in the shower. Many experts suggest taking short showers lasting no more than 10-15 minutes.
You might be wondering why that is. This is because taking long showers, particularly long and hot ones, can cause harm to your skin and hair. Not to mention you’re also wasting more water the longer you stay in.
By shortening your shower time, you can reduce your daily water use and at the same time make your skin and hair happy!
If you think your loofah is clean once you’ve used it and ran it under the showerhead – you’re very wrong. A loofah can easily become a breeding ground for bacteria.
It might come off as a shock to many, but you use the loofah to clean your dead skin cells off from your body and the dirt that builds up over time. So, yes, bacteria is building up slowly even if you don’t see it. So remember to replace the loofah at regular intervals.
In conclusion, we hope the steps and tips we’ve provided help you with your shower routine. Not only will you be clean and feel fresh, but you’ll also be saving time and water.
That’s all there is to it. Now, all you’ll need to do is make a bomb shower playlist and sing your heart out in the shower! Let us know if you have a method of your own to make the most out of your shower routine in the comments below!