I have to admit that I really hate showering. It just seems like such a massive time suck between getting in there and doing the actual showering and then blow drying and styling hair. Plus, I have such dry skin that then I'm itchy for the rest of the day. Showering is pretty much the worst.
Luckily, I've come up with some clever tricks to skip showering whenever possible. In fact, I only shower twice a week! Sometimes three times, but usually two. Is that gross? My co-workers, friends and family assure me that I never smell bad and I pretty much think it's the best. So how do I do it? Lots of product, of course. ;)
Bobbi Brown Bath perfume smells impossibly fresh and clean. I spray it all over. I do a spritz on my wrists and pat together, spray another on my décolletage, another on my clothes and yet another on my hair. It's light enough to really put on all over, but strong enough to create an aura of freshly scrubbed clean! Brilliant.
Dry shampoo is a complete life saver for hair. I have tried many dry shampoos, from Drybar to Suave to Klorane to Batiste. Drybar smells amazing, but is overpriced. Klorane works well, especially in the non-aerosol, but is also pricey and has no smell. Suave is priced just right and smells nice, but it makes my hair a bit too stiff. Batiste is kind of the best all around. It's a great price point, smells nice, doesn't clump at the roots and hair remains flexible and smooth.
Donna Karan Cashmere Mist deodorant is amazing for the non-showerer. If I don't shower one day, I just go ahead and put on some deodorant like normal and you'd never know I didn't shower. This deodorant doesn't build up and has the most wonderful smell that's almost manly and sultry. I am completely obsessed!
AmLactin body lotion (or Antidry in Switzerland) is hardly an exciting thing, unless you have itchy dry skin that is borderline excema and makes you miserable all winter long! This stuff is cheap and incredible. It keeps my skin smooth and calm because it has lactic acid in it. I had tried oils and creams and nothing worked. Then a dermatologist tipped me off to lactic acid and I've never gone back. This stuff truly is a lifesaver.
Those are my secrets to showering less. Obviously, I still change my underwear, wash my face, brush my teeth and all that! ;) But, really, skipping the shower on days when I just don't feel like it, or I'm completely rushed has been the best! How often do you shower?
PS - Same Clothes, Two Days in a Row
(Photo of Maria Callas showering with her dog via Pinterest)