The ideal shower: a guide to make the most of your time in the shower


Here are a few tips on how to take care of your body and how to enjoy those precious moments in a great shower to recharge your batteries.

Our daily lives are so busy that we could do with a few extra days in the week! That's why we can, and must, take advantage of this time in the shower to look after our skin. That doesn't mean we have to spend hours on it. It just takes a few minutes to take care of your body and completely forget about the stress and strains of our lives.

Sounds and light

Is there a window in your bathroom? Leave it open and enjoy the sunlight. Natural light is a powerful way to revitalise ourselves and awaken our senses. In the evening, turn off the light, light a few candles and take a regenerating shower or bath, fit for a queen. Music also helps to create a soothing atmosphere. Dynamic, rhythmic music arouses your mind and fills you with the energy you need for the day ahead. On the contrary, soft music recharges your batteries and prepares you for sleep.

Water and touch

When you get out of the shower, take a moment to massage yourself, applying your moisturiser and other products. Physiotherapist Carolina Sabino explains that the shoulders and feet are among the parts of the body that accumulate the most tension. "With your fingertips you can massage your shoulders and apply pressure to the soles of your feet. Doing some rotating movements with your neck also helps to increase feelings of well-being. "For another energy boost, the physiotherapist gives us this advice: "When choosing the temperature, use warm, almost cold water." After a few seconds of discomfort, this cooler temperature will give you an extra dose of energy.

Aromas and essences

Bath or shower time can be much more than just cleaning your skin. Washing your body uses all our senses. And one of the most important is the sense of smell. "Aromatherapy is a therapy that uses smell and scent. Essential oils extracted from plants contain chemical compounds called alkaloids that, when detected by the brain, act on your body and senses," explains body therapist and aromatherapist Itamárcio Ferreira. One of the benefits of aromatherapy that you can take advantage of while showering is that it helps you replenish your energy. "For an energizing shower, you can use a liquid soap with a few drops of mint, rosemary and eucalyptus essential oils. This combination will give an astonishing result", says the aromatherapist. When you have a little time, adding a few essential oils to your personal care routine is ideal. When it comes to buying everyday essentials, it's worth choosing skin care products with a scent you like. Breathe in the pleasant aroma of your new soap or shower gel and feel good.

5 products to make your shower a really relaxing experience

Discover cleansers, moisturisers and exfoliators that will make your morning shower that little bit more extraordinary.
Ekos Maracujá exfoliating shower gel
Why not make the most of your shower and apply an all over soothing treatment? Enriched with oil from the Maracujá, or passion fruit, which has emollient properties, Maracujá exfoliating shower gel contains crushed passion fruit seeds that help to exfoliate the skin by removing dead cells. With its fresh, delicate and tangy notes of passion fruit, it guarantees a refreshing shower and silky skin.

Ekos Castanha shower cream
Do you find that conventional shower gels don't deliver enough hydration or do you want to stop applying a moisturiser after you shower? Simplify your life: rinse-off Ekos Castanha shower cream has been designed to help with everyday hydration. It provides the skin with all its essential nutrients and instantly moisturises, leaving it soft and delicately scented.

Ekos Ucuuba creamy solid soap
This plant based soap contains pure Brazilian oils. Enriched with highly moisturising Ucuuba Butter and Vitamin E, it gently cleanses the skin and maintains its natural moisture. Skin is soft and delicately scented.

Ekos Maracujá triple phase shower oil
Maracujá triple phase oil adds freshness and energy to your daily shower. Maracujá triple phase oil can be used all over the body in the shower or bath. The result is radiant, soft, intensely scented and moisturised skin for 24 hours.

Chronos Cleansing Foam
If you're one of those people who love taking advantage of the shower to wash their face, try Chronos Cleansing Foam. It is enriched with Cupuaçu betaine, a natural surfactant derived from Brazilian biodiversity, and has a creamy, refreshing texture that gently cleanses the skin for fresh, pure skin.

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