If you’ve spent any time on TikTok, you’ve probably come across the viral “everything shower” trend, typically embraced by Gen Zs on the app.
If you haven’t heard of the trend or don’t know whether to adopt it, here’s the Daily Vanity guide to navigating it.
What is the “everything shower”
Amassing a staggering 25 million views on TikTok, the phenomenon known as the “everything shower” has taken #BeautyTok by storm with creators on TikTok showcasing every aspect of their grooming routine, spanning from facial care and hair care to indulging in a full body pampering session.
But let’s not mistake the “everything shower” for your run-of-the-mill everyday cleansing routine. Instead, it encompasses a comprehensive regimen that elevates your time in the shower to a luxurious spa-like experience
The “everything shower” begins with a pre-shower preparation phase, followed by the main shower session, and concludes with a post-shower phase, all of which include a variety of practices involving a plethora of products.
These can range from dry brushing and applying oils to scalp detoxification, full-body scrubs, and even full-body shaving, amongst many other practices.
While it’s impossible to include every single practice available because everyone’s “everything shower” routine is unique and personal, we’ve compiled a list of the eight most popular practices that we believe you should try!
Popular “everything shower” practices: face edition
Gua Sha is a popular facial care technique that involves massaging the face and neck with a jade or rose quartz tool, using sweeping motions after the application of an essence or facial creams to promote circulation, relieve muscle tension, and improve lymphatic drainage.
If you’re new to the world of Gua Sha, check out the tutorial created by TikTok beauty influencer, @Yurileeeee, who guides us through the steps she take to diminish puffiness, enhance skin tone, and boost elasticity.
Her flawless baby-like skin has us convinced on incorporating Gua Sha into our facial routine!
Mount Lai Gua Sha Facial Lifting Tool retails from RM140 and is available at Sephora.
Contrary to popular belief that shaving your face can lead to more facial hair growth, face shaving for women can have benefits such as exfoliating the skin, removing peach fuzz, and allowing better absorption of skincare products!
Here’s a TikTok by @glowupwithinah, who swears by shaving her face once a month to achieve her current Korean glass skin, despite having acne-prone skin. One look at her smooth and bright skin is all the proof we need to start shopping for a face shaver!
Face shaver retails for RM16.91 and is available at Watsons.
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Popular “everything shower” practices: hair edition
Upside down hair brushing
Before getting into the shower, brush your hair upside down from the nape of your neck to the tips with a boar bristle brush. Then, flip your head over and brush your hair again, this time from the crown of your head and forehead down through the length of it.
Brushing your hair in this manner will stimulate hair growth by increasing blood flow to your scalp and hair follicles while using a boar bristle brush helps to evenly distributes natural hair oils, resulting in sleek and shiny locks.
Brushing your hair while it’s wet can cause breakage, so we recommend doing so before showering. If you must brush your hair after showering, a detangler brush can help prevent excessive damage!
This practice entails massaging a small amount of oil into your scalp, moving from the roots to the tips of your dry or slightly damp hair, and leaving it on for up to two hours, or better yet, overnight, to allow the oil to deeply penetrate the hair.
Following that, you can resume your normal shampoo and conditioning routine, making sure to thoroughly rinse out any excess oil.
Hair oiling acts as a natural conditioner to lock in moisture, leaving your hair softer and more manageable. It also nourishes the scalp and helps to improve blood circulation in the area.
If you want to experience all the benefits of hair oiling at once, we recommend mixing a variety of natural oils.
NOW Foods is a popular brand offering all kinds of natural oils and we recommend applying their argan oil to your hair ends for deeper nourishment, while using the rosemary oil on your scalp for hair growth!
NOW Foods, Solutions, Certified Organic & 100% Pure Argan Oil (118 ml) retails for RM109.94 and is available at Iherb. NOW Foods, Organic Essential Oils, Rosemary (30ml) retails for RM65.72 and is available at Iherb.
You can effectively remove build-up, excess oil, and impurities from your scalp by gently massaging a scalp scrub into your entire scalp in circular motions.
This procedure, known as scalp detoxification among #EverythingShower enthusiasts, aims to cleanse the scalp, exfoliate dead skin cells, and unclog hair follicles.
Scalp detoxification has many advantages, including the promotion of a healthier scalp environment, improved hair growth, and improved overall hair health.
If you have oily scalps, dandruff or product build-up, this practice is a must-try in your next showering session!
According to TikTok user @skincupid, all of the hot girls in Korea are using the Aromatica Rosemary Scalp Scrub because it is gentle yet so effective in cleansing the scalp and removing product build-ups.
The refreshing sensation you’ll get from using the product is what sold us though, as we can only imagine how good it’d feel after a hot and sweaty day in sunny Malaysia.
scalp treatment recommendations products mentioned: aromatica rosemary scalp scrub, aromatica root enhancer, apieu mint scalp treatment and somebymi cica peptide scalp treatment #scalpcare #haircarehacks #oilyhair #rosemaryhairgrowth #hairlosstreatment #scalpcareroutine
Aromatica Rosemary Scalp Scrub retails for RM70 and is available at Sephora.
Popular “everything shower” practices: body edition
Dry brushing can detoxify your body by exfoliating dead skin cells, improving circulation, and stimulating the lymphatic system. If you have clogged pores, rough skin and cellulite, dry brushing on a regular basis can also help to rejuvenate your skin.
If you’re still not convinced that dry brushing your skin can lead to so many benefits, just look at TikToker @dr.mamina’s 71-year-old mother, Michiko!
Her flawless, glowing skin had us totally floored and we’re scrambling to watch her dry brushing tutorial so that we can incorporate this practice into our routine right away.
If you’re looking for a good dry brush, we highly recommend the Beauty By Earth Dry Brushing Body Brush with 4.6 out of 5 stars rating over 200 reviews, and users commenting on how they “have smoother and brighter skin” since using this brush.
Beauty By Earth Dry Brushing Body Brush retails for RM48.52 and is available on Iherb.
Body scrub before shaving
Consider using a body scrub before your next shower shaving session!
Body scrubbing exfoliates your skin by removing dead skin cells and unclogging pores, producing a smoother skin texture which allows the razor glide better, leading to a cleaner shave.
After an exfoliation, the likelihood of your hairs becoming trapped beneath the skin surface and causing ingrown hairs is also reduced, allowing you to get all the hairs when shaving.
The First Aid Beauty KP Bump Eraser Body Scrub With 10% AHA has been causing a sensation on TikTok, and @patriciaxchin is among the many who can’t stop raving about the incredible softness of their skin after using this body scrub.
@patriciaxchin used the KP Bump Eraser Body Scrub before shaving her legs, and after seeing how effortlessly her razor glided over her skin, leaving no shaving cuts, we’re definitely convinced to make body scrubbing a regular part of our shaving routine!
First Aid Beauty KP Bump Eraser Body Scrub With 10% AHA retails for RM145 and is available at Zalora.
If you have dry or sensitive skin, dry oiling will help to combat dryness and maintains the skin’s natural moisture balance.
When you apply oil to your body immediately after showering, the warm water opens up your pores, allowing the oil to deeply penetrate your skin. This layer of oil adds an extra line of defence by forming a barrier that helps prevent moisture loss throughout the day.
Body oiling right after showering can also enhance the effectiveness of your moisturiser as it helps to improves the absorption of subsequent moisturising products, resulting in softer and more hydrated skin.
NUXE’s Huile Prodigieuse Dry Oil is a cult favourite body oil, even among A-listers like Jennifer Aniston and Eva Mendes, and it’s loved for its ability to nourish, repair, and soften both skin and hair.
The floral version of the oil has also been creating a buzz on TikTok, thanks to its amazing scent. Beauty TikTok creator @glowingdisposition swears by this body oil, praising its incredible fragrance and its nourishing benefits for both her hair and body.
NUXE’s Huile Prodigieuse Dry Oil retails for RM137.80 and is available at Guardian.