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From date night to stress relief: Shower routines for every kind of vibe

Devika Jamdar
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From date night to stress relief: Shower routines for every kind of vibe
From date night to stress relief: Shower routines for every kind of vibe

Shower time isn't just about getting clean; for many of us it stands for a personal sanctuary, a few precious moments in the day to reset and get that fresh, clean feeling. So, while most of our days are marked by the very standard ‘jumping into’ the shower, a cursory hair check right before you step out into traffic and prioritising a cup of tea over remembering to moisturise; there are times when a basic lather-rinse-repeat just doesn't cut it.

That’s when you need some extra TLC; to feel drenched in invigorating scents like peppermint and patchouli and indulgent textures like thick creams and luxe oils - like you’re conjuring up a spa in the bathroom. From a pre-date ritual to a stress relief routine; whether you just had a sweaty gym session or are enjoying a cozy day in, we’ve chalked up the various types of showers that go beyond your daily quickie. Scroll below to find the one that matches your mood.

For your date night
Ah, date night!—the perfect opportunity to pamper yourself and feel relaxed before you meet your special someone. Start by setting the mood with soft lighting and your favourite romantic playlist. Reach for a luxurious shower gel with a hint of floral or musky fragrance to leave a lasting impression. Take your time, indulge in a gentle exfoliation to reveal silky-smooth skin, and finish with a spritz of your signature perfume. You'll be feeling naturally relaxed in your own skin and irresistible, and your partner might appreciate this side of you too.

Tira loves:
Kimirica Love Story Gardenia and Night Blooming Jasmine Shower Gel
Plum Bodylovin' Active-Witty 1% Glycolic Acid Body Scrub  
Mugler Angel Elixir EDP

When you need to bring the spa home
Seeking balance and rejuvenation? Transform your shower into a serene oasis reminiscent of an ayurvedic spa. Begin by infusing your bathroom with calming essential oils like lavender or eucalyptus (you can even simply leave a few drops around your shower area.) Use a gentle, botanical-infused body wash enriched with nourishing ingredients like coconut oil to cleanse and hydrate your skin. Consider incorporating a dry brushing ritual before stepping into the shower to promote circulation and detoxification. A body oil post-shower will leave you feeling enveloped in tranquility. Close your eyes, breathe deeply, and let the soothing aroma transport you to a state of bliss.

Tira loves:
Kama Ayurveda Eucalyptus Essential Oil  
Sadhev Arva Ziva Exotic Bathing Essentials Set Include Shower Oil Body wash and Body Lotion
Forest Essentials Japapatti & Brahmi Intensive Hair Repair Masque

For the gym goer
Whether you're a fitness fanatic or just squeezing in a quick workout, a post-exercise shower is essential for taking care of sweat, odor and open pores. Start by rinsing off any grime with water, then use a refreshing, invigorating body wash—think a citrusy or a cooling minty one, if that makes you feel good. Reach for a body scrub to slough away dead skin cells and prevent post-workout breakouts. Finish with a blast of cold water to tighten pores and boost circulation, leaving you feeling energised and ready to conquer the day.

Tira loves:
Fragrance & Beyond Aromatherapy Mandarin Energising Soy Candle
St. Ives Exfoliating Body Wash - Pink Lemon & Mandarin Orange extracts
Dr. Sheth's Tea Tree & Lactic Acid Body Lotion

For the chill homebody
There's nothing quite like a cozy night in, surrounded by all the comforts of home. Embrace the warmth of your sanctuary with a decadent shower routine designed for ultimate relaxation. Use a shower oil or take the opportunity to do your shaving routine as you take your time under the soothing stream of water. Then, wrap yourself in a plush towel, slip into your favourite loungewear, and moisturise your body with a deeply hydrating lotion.

Tira loves:
Dove Creamy Shower & Shaving Mousse With Argan Oil
mCaffeine Naked & Raw Coffee Shower Oil And Naked & Raw Coffee Body Scrub  
Love Beauty & Planet Tea Tree Peppermint & Vetiver Purifying Shampoo

For the stressed out 9-5er
Long days at the office leaving you feeling drained and tense? It's time to wash away the Outlook inbox and unwind with a soothing shower. Start by dimming the lights and creating a calming ambiance with soft candlelight. If you have the time – and so wish, consider reaching for a gentle, lavender-infused hair oil to massage into your scalp. This might soothe both body and mind, melting away the cares of the day. Treat yourself to a luxurious scalp massage as you shampoo, releasing built-up tension and promoting relaxation. Step out of the shower feeling a little more like yourself!

Tira loves:
Minus 417 Absolute Mud Firming Dead Sea Mud Body Wrap  
Soulflower Pure And Natural Rosemary Lavender Healthy Hair Oil
Mamaearth Multani Mitti Face Wash With Bulgarian Rose
Tresemme Smooth & Shine Combo

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