October 19, 2023
Love it or hate it, TikTok has added some spice to the trend cycle. It has breathed life into old trends via cute and catchy new names, it has sent 13-year-olds into a $80 body cream buying frenzy, and brought new fame to these Salt and Stone deodorants. But the latest body trend has really piqued our interest, because it’s not just for the teens and it’s actually good for us. Enter: the everything shower.
What Is An Everything Shower?
If you have a little search for the tag #Showertok you’ll see over 6 billion (yes, billion) results, and it’s all regular people sharing their shower routine. Just let that digest for a second. Now, to the everything shower, which itself has amassed a cool 300 million views on the Tok. This cute-named trend emerged from the viral masses as an umbrella term for a shower where you literally do all the things head to toe. Think: washing the hair, hair masks, body exfoliants, shaving, moisturising, skincare - everything. Some reports claim they last 2-4 hours (how? We don’t know) but the point is, you’re in there for the long haul.
Are There Any Benefits Of An Everything Shower?
Long, relaxing cleansing experiences used to be the domain of the bath, with showers relegated to a more “get the job done” experience. But with the everything shower, they’re here to reclaim the zen, in the name of self-care. We know the benefits of having a bath but the reality is, not every home has a bath, and Gen Z’s — who are driving this trend — are often living in bath-less places, so it’s really no surprise that we’ve landed here. Some experts have praised the idea, saying that self-care rituals have a positive effect on mental health and wellbeing, and there’s even research to support that the physical touch part of taking care of yourself can help to produce feel-good hormones too. And, if you can add a mindfulness moment into the ritual as well, you are adding another layer of care to your mental health, helping to rest and reset.
So, what are you waiting for? Let’s all have an Everything Shower! Here’s the products you’ll need:
Light a candle: Set the mood with Drift Trading Co’s Coconut and Tahitian Lime Natural Medium Candle, $19.95
Unwind with: The next best thing to bubble bath; Wild Emery Focus Shower Steamer, $8
Scrub yourself down with : The Cottage Greenhouse Carrot and Neroli Salt Scrub, $42
Wash the day away with: Salt & Stone Bergamot & Hinoki Antioxidant Body Wash, $55
Wash your hair with: Al.ive Body Australia Shampoo + Conditioner Duo, White Tea and Argan Oil, $89
Deep cleanse your face with: Al.ive Body Australia Natural Konjac Sponge, $9.95
Slather your post-shower body with: Kleins Perfumery Monoi de Tahiti Body Oil Vanilla, $18
Treat your feet to a massage with: Badger Balm Foot Balm, $23.95
Hydrate your face with: We Are Feel Good Inc Goodnight Skin Restoring Cream, $34.95
And then you’re done! Emerge from the bathroom, a smooth, silky, slippery dolphin, and congratulate yourself on making the time for self care.