Even though it’s the end of May… Mother Nature still thinks it’s April. All the rain made me slack off on my summer prep. So I decided to put up a fun, easy, tried & true, quick guide to Summer Beauty.
Now you don’t get called a fashionista w/o proper hygenie knowledge! After all a dirty canvas…
Quick ‘N’ Clean Shower Tricks For Da Buzy Fashionista!
- TEMP SET:
Set the water to 75 to 80 degrees. No HOT showers because they dry out skin. If you’re like me and linger in the shower longer than 10 minutes, then apply body oil first (not on the feet!)
Wet hair very well. Squeeze a quarter-sized dollop of shampoo inot your palm; rub hands together; and massage into your scalp for a minute. Rinse; apply a dime-sized blob of conditioner from midshaft to the ends, and rinse after one to three minutes.
Use a body scrub or an exfoliationg washcloth from the neck to the toes to smooth the skin weekly. (Oily skin? Exfoliate twice a week.)
Coat legs with shaving cream. Use a triple-blade razor (minimum) in single upward strokes. (Got sensitive skin? Use downward strokes!) Repeat on underarms.
Clean hands, feet, and groin with creamy body wash. Use a gentle cleanser on your face. The water is enough to rinse off the rest.
- TOWEL OFF: Pat skin dry with a soft terry cloth towel. Use a smaller towel to twist hair into a turban. Smooth on lotion while skin is damp.
Get body oil like Nivea Body Smooth Senation Body Oil or the classic Neutrogena Body Oil
Use a body scrub such as Lush’s Ocean Salt Face/Body Scrub, or a textured washcloth like AQUIS exfoliating washcloth.
Dove Supreme Cream Oil Body Wash. I love Dove soap. I can use it on me and my bambino.
- Shave Gel
Got no time? Try Neutrogena’s Rainbath Shower/Shave Gel.
Another nice one is Aveeno Positively Smooth Shave Gel. Some people with sensitive skin really like this one a lot.
For girly girls like me I like the Venus line of razors. I have the original Venus razor which is a triple-blade razor. However, this year I let everything to heck this winter. I really should pick up Venus Embrace which is a five-blade razor.
Some women would prefer Gillette’s Fusion Power Phenom Razor. Yes it’s a dude razor. It has five blades, vibrates, and cuts down winter overgrowth like no one’s business! NOT recommended for sensitive skin!
Olay Body Quench Active Hydration! Someone gave me the original formula two years ago and I got hooked! Now I’m glad to see that it comes in a lightweight formula. Others have luck with Vaseline Intensive Rescue Lotion.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to shower!