For those who love an at-home spa day or a self-care Sunday you are probably familiar with The Everything Shower– a comprehensive reset your hair, skin and body will thank you for. The process is quite the process… from exfoliating to cleansing to shaving to hydrating to everything in between, all in one seamless routine. Discover the products our staff over at Rescue Spa swears by for their ultimate everything showers, including pre-shower, shower and post-shower rituals.

The Pre-Shower

The shower begins before you even turn on the water! Begin by creating a relaxing ambience in the bathroom with dim lighting and a candle of your choice. Then start your routine with facial cleansing, a nourishing hair mask, and a gentle dry brushing session before you enter the shower. 

1. start with a hair mask

hair masque biologique capillaire hair mask

Typically, when it’s “Everything Shower” day it also means it is hair wash day! Apply one to two teaspoon sized amounts of Masque Biologique Capillaire to the hair strands  and the ends of the hair. This nourishing mask repairs dry hair while protecting it from external aggressors. Leave on for 20 to 30 minutes as you follow with the rest of your pre-shower rituals, then rinse with shampoo. 

2. remove makeup

cerabalm cleansing balm danucera sustainable skincare clean beauty

Before stepping into the shower, use an oil-based cleansing balm like Cerabalm to remove any SPF, makeup and impurities from the day. Massage this on dry skin with dry hands for about 3 minutes until everything from the day melts away. Afterward, emulsify the balm with water and remove any excess residue with a washcloth. 

3. dry brush the entire body

dr barbara sturm anti-cellulite body brush lymphatic drainage

The Dr Barbara Sturm Anti-Cellulite Body Brush comes in two strengths: soft and medium. This boar bristle body brush is designed to promote blood circulation and lymphatic drainage flow to kickstart the metabolism and prevent the formation of cellulite. While it is a crowd favorite for us over at Rescue Spa, it is important to make sure you are using it correctly.

How to use this Dr Barbara Sturm Anti-Cellulite Body Brush:

Start at the extremities (furthest away from the heart) and massage towards the body center (to the heart). Brush lightly with slow and even strokes towards the heart.

Start with the front and back of the right foot and work your way towards the lower thigh. Brush from the lower leg to the thigh and then brush on to the right buttock. Then swipe the left side (from the foot to the lower leg and to thigh and buttock) in the same way. Copy this approach for the arms: brush starting with the right hand to the forearm, then from the lower to the upper arm.

Then stroke from the left hand up to the left upper arm. When it comes to the stomach, it is important to follow the course of the colon to rule out any blockage. For this, you start on the bottom right side of the abdomen and brush upwards in small strokes until you approach the ribs. From there, brush horizontally to the left and continue down from there. It is important to brush clockwise.

The Shower

Welcome to the shower! Prepare for the exfoliation and deep cleansing experience of The Everything Shower. Start with a body scrub to exfoliate, followed by shaving if desired. Then, treat the scalp to a double-shampoo, conditioning treatment and a thorough and body cleanse to leave your skin feel refreshed and rejuvenated.

1. Exfoliate the body with a scrub

mbr medical beauty research cell-power lipo peel exfoliator scrub

A favorite of Danuta Mieloch, the MBR Cell-Power Lipo Peel remains a staple in her shower. This gentle scrub improves microcirculation of the skin while offering nourishment and detoxification to even the most sensitive skin. After massaging on damp skin and allowing it to sit, the skin is left smooth, firm and radiant. 

2. wash & condition

signature shampoo conditioner hair oribe

Oribe’s Signature Shampoo and Signature Conditioner make for the perfect nourishing duo. Their signature combination will protect your hair from oxidative stress and photo-aging while working to prevent keratin deterioration for longer and stronger hair. The formula is made without parabens or sodium chloride, making it color and keratin treatment safe. For The Everything Shower, we recommend double cleansing with the shampoo to effectively remove your hair mask and any product buildup. Then follow with the restorative and moisturizing conditioner to leave your hair shiny (and smelling like jasmine). 

3. Wash your body (post-shave)

baccarat rouge 540 hand and body cleansing gel body wash

If you are like us, we have different body washes for different occasions. The Everything Shower deserves a luxurious body wash after all this work! For our Baccarat Rouge lovers or those who want to smell of jasmine, saffron and freshly cut cedar wood the Baccarat Rouge 540 Hand And Body Cleansing Gel this is an elite option. Scent aside, it leaves the skin feeling soft, moisturized and supple after use. 

The Post-Shower

Wrap yourself in your favorite robe and secure your hair up in a towel because the pampering continues beyond the shower. It is essential to hydrate and nourish your skin post-shower. Start by applying a moisturizing lotion, then seal in the moisture with a layer of a nourishing oil. 

1. oils, lotions & potions

valmont body 24 hour lotion moisturizer

After all of that work it is important to keep the skin hydrated! While the skin is still slightly damp, apply the Body 24 Hour from Valmont for instantly and long term moisture (24 hours to be exact). This creamy formula is made with active ingredients that help prevent the visible signs of aging and repair the skin barrier. Once applied, follow with The Body Oil to lock in the moisture! This one is unique because it is made with over 30 essential botanical oils that boost collagen synthesis and preserve skin elasticity (plus it smells beautiful). 

*Pro-Tip: For those prone to ingrown hairs, the Fur Ingrown Concentrate is designed specially to soothe and heal the skin post-shave.

2. get comfy

long cashmere robe white and warren

You made it! The last step here is to put on your coziest robe, apply your favorite face mask and get your favorite movie ready. Everyone has a robe preference whether it is cashmere, cotton or quilted! One of our favorites is White and Warrens Long Cashmere Robe which is made from 100% cashmere and has a sleek, roomy yet easy fit. You can’t go wrong with the Prime Renewing Pack from Valmont as a face mask. This unique product gives you an instant beauty boost. It’s a skin thirst quencher that leaves the skin poreless and glowing. 

If you are someone that enjoys self-care, try out The Everything Shower for a complete rejuvenation experience! This comprehensive routine encompassing exfoliation, cleansing, shaving, hydration and more will leave the body and mind feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

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