Power To The Shower People


What the hell is a loofah, we hear you ask? Well, basically it’s a bit like a tough sponge. You might have spotted one hanging around between all your girlfriend’s bathroom products. Start rubbing your body with it and the abrasive surface will open up all your pores and stimulate your skin just like a body scrub. Think of it as a relaxing DIY massage that makes you feel good and look good.


Start off as normal with a nice warm overhead flow of water. Take the shower head in your hand and turn on the cold. Let the water run over your legs, then move up to your right and left arm. If you’re feeling brave, finish off with a quick gush over your torso and back. Repeat this three or four times and you’ll come out feeling like a whole new man, completely refreshed for the day or night ahead.


Take a moment between hot and cold repetitions to turn down the water pressure and lather up all over in some perfect foam. Gently massaging your shower gel into a light and creamy foam will have a maximum purifying effect, softening your skin’s texture and giving you an all-round, feel-good factor. This will also help to animate your circulation, stimulating your whole body for renewed power.


Who says it’s only women who can multi-task? Shaving while showering is a great way to save time – and mess around your sink. Plus the heat from the shower opens up your skin’s pores and softens your whiskers giving you a closer, better shave. A mirror is helpful, but not essential, as you are to be pretty familiar with the contours of your face. Rinse afterwards with very cold water to close the pores back up and avoid any ingrown hairs.


No perfect shower is complete without some essential post-shower grooming. First off, make sure you dry yourself thoroughly with a towel. We then recommend applying a good body lotion moisturizer, which will restore the natural moisture balance for healthy and great-looking skin. Use a different cleanser and moisturizer for your face. If you’ve shaved you will want to apply an after-shave splash or balm. Now’s also the ideal time for some deodorant, when your body is at its cleanest. Don’t forget to brush your teeth of course, finish up with hair styling and some fragrance perhaps, and you’re good to go!