Why the ‘everything shower’ is the self-care trend you’ll love

Rather than a quick wash and rinse, an everything shower is a self-care trend where you take time to truly indulge. Here’s how to have one and what you’ll need.

Lingering in the shower is the latest wellness practice to send TikTok followers into a frenzy, with the “everything shower” trend clocking up over 280 million views.

More than a quick soap and wash to get clean, it’s a head-to-toe grooming ritual that includes any number of pampering treatments before, during and after showering – from dry brushing and hair oiling to applying a face mask and slathering on a serum.

And fans of this self-care routine claim the everything shower can help boost your wellbeing too.

Before you jump in, here’s what you’ll want to know.

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Mindfulness and the everything shower

Wellness trainer and mindset specialist Heidi Horne says this trend turns a typical shower into an experience of self-love by giving us time to ourselves.

“In a way, it’s a mindfulness practice (that) allows us to switch off and be in the present moment,” Heidi says.

For example, she says, sometimes we experience Sunday night anxiety before going back to work or study, and an everything shower can help lower our stress levels.

“It helps you feel like you’ve given something to yourself before you give anything to everyone else,” Heidi says.

How to make the most of the everything shower

Psychotherapist Eugenie Pepper says the key is to create a soothing ambience by incorporating different elements that promote relaxation while showering.

She says this may include a personalised combination of playing calming music, using scented candles and essential oils, practising positive visualisation, and following a luxurious skincare routine.

“I often get my busy clients who say they don’t have time to meditate to try meditation or mindfulness in the shower simply by focusing on the water touching their skin, the sounds, (and) using all their senses,” Eugenie says.

Ready to try the everything shower?

Go-to products for the ultimate everything shower.

For hair

Garnier Fructis Hairfood Treatment Pineapple

A nourishing, vegan formula that leaves hair with a glossy finish, this fruity treatment is great for protecting your hair against breakage and split ends.

It can be used as a conditioner, hair mask or leave-in conditioner.

Lady Jayne Flexi Glide Detangling Brush Large

The long, flexible nylon bristles make this brush perfect for detangling all types of hair, and provides extra comfort to the scalp while minimising hair breakage.

OGX Extra Strength Hydrate & Repair + Shine Argan Oil of Morocco Hair Mask for Damaged Hair

A deep conditioner free from parabens, this mask helps to hydrate, repair and renew dry hair for strong, silky tresses.

Ideal for medium to coarse-textured and thick hair.

For skin

Avene Tolerance Hydra-10 Fluid

A daily moisturiser for normal to combination skin, it absorbs quickly while nourishing the skin for up to six hours.

It helps to protect against the effects of pollution, and reduces feelings of tightness.

Avene Xeracalm A.D Ultra-Rich Cleansing Bar

Gentle and nourishing, the bar soothes eczema-prone and dry, itchy skin while protecting it from the drying effects of water.

Soap-free, the creamy formula doesn’t irritate the eyes and is suitable for use on the face and body.

Sukin Natural Actives Brightening Serum

This lightweight, oil-based serum is infused with ultra-stable Vitamin C to help brighten and even skin tone.

It also contains tomato extract to boost radiance, and flaxseed oil to help maintain skin softness.

Sukin Natural Actives Pro-Collagen Serum

This lightweight serum is enriched with tri-peptides, hyaluronic acid and acai berry extract to boost skin firmness and help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

For body, feet and nails

Manicare 3-in-1 SensiScrube Silicone Wet Body Brush

Made with soft silicone bristles, this body brush is designed to gently cleanse, massage and exfoliate your skin while showering.

Manicare Grooming Set – Manicure & Pedicure 4 Pce

This tool kit has all the essentials you need for grooming, from eyebrow tweezers to nail clippers and a sapphire nail file.

Milky Foot Intense Exfoliating Foot Mask Regular

For soft and smooth feet, this mask is great for exfoliating and removing dead and hardened skin while moisturising.

Schick Intuition Pure Nourishment Blades 3 Pack

Lather, shave and moisturise in one easy step – enriched with organic cocoa, this razor leaves skin feeling soft and smooth.

To help you relax

Byron Home Triple Scented Soy Candle Lemongrass Ginger & Bergamot

Made in Australia with natural soy-based wax, this deliciously fragrant candle is perfect for unwinding and relaxing.

Oil Garden Essential Oil Blend Stress Roll On

A calming blend of sweet orange, mandarin, lavender, bergamot and cedarwood, this oil is formulated to help you destress and boost your mood.

Apply it to the temples, wrist, chest and back of the neck.

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Written by Melissa Hong.