In-Shower Beauty Products That Will Speed Up Your Routine

We can all appreciate the ultra-satisfying power of a shower — whether we're washing off the sweat of a good workout or the stress of a long day. But usually when we jump in for a rinse, we're in a rush getting ready in the morning. So we set out to look for items that could help streamline our a.m. routines and found a plethora of products that actually work better in the shower. Meet the power players that will do everything from amping up your glow factor to moisturizing your body, all before you towel off — plus, they'll give you more time to hit the snooze button.
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Volumizer
When we envision products that amp up volume, dry shampoo, texturizer, and mousse usually come to mind. Well, friends, now you can give your strands a boost in the comfort of your steamy shower — and not just with your usual volumizing shampoo. John Frieda's new 7-Day Volume In-Shower Treatment works by penetrating the fiber of each strand to lift and create texture, especially for those with fine hair. And unlike its outside-the-shower counterparts, this product serves up lasting benefits — even after multiple washes, your hair is likely to maintain its newfound volume.
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Face Wash
Benzoyl peroxide cleansers, which are great for acne-prone skin, work best in the shower. "BP can bleach sheets, towels, and clothes, so using it in the shower and rinsing off helps," says Santa Monica-based dermatologist Karyn Grossman, MD. Derma Topix Benzaderm 10% Wash With Aloe Vera works to treat spots and combat future breakouts. The aloe vera in the formula aids in counteracting excess irritation.
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Lotion
A generous slathering of head-to-toe moisture is essential to keeping your skin hydrated post-shower, but TBH, sometimes we’re just too lazy. Or, we skip toweling off, resulting in a goopy mess of lotion. Enter, Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer. You apply it directly to wet skin, which is most receptive to moisturizing ingredients, pat dry, and go. Lazy girls, rejoice.
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Face Mask
Your shower is the perfect time for a good ol' hydrating face mask. "Anything you apply during the shower will be more rapidly absorbed," says New York-based dermatologist Sejal Shah, MD. "If it's a hydrating or gentle mask, it may be better absorbed into the skin and more effective." Dr. Shah recommends Caudalie's Moisturizing Mask because it contains hyaluronic acid and grape-seed oil, which excel at nourishing the skin.
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Self-Tanner
Streakiness, stickiness, and smell are three of the main struggles when it comes to a self-tanning routine. But thanks to St. Tropez's newest in-shower offering, you can now kiss those woes goodbye. Unlike most gradual glow-givers, which make you wait up to six hours to shower, this one allows you to rinse after just three minutes. For best results, cleanse your body first, apply generously with the shower off, stay in the shower and do a little dance while you wait, and then thoroughly rinse. No sticky residue. No staining your clothes. Just a streak-free, natural-looking bronze that develops as the day goes on — and more time to consume caffeinated beverages and/or breakfast sandwiches.
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Toothbrush
Brushing your teeth in the shower is a crazy-simple way to shave two minutes off your morning routine — that means two more minutes of blissful shut-eye. Normally you may be hesitant to keep your toothbrush in the shower for fear of bacteria buildup, but Foreo's new Issa Toothbrush is completely waterproof and made of nonporous silicone so you need not worry. It also has eight different speeds, proves super-lightweight, and doesn't require a charger. *Clicks "Add to Cart."*
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Exfoliator
"Using [a scrub] in the shower is much easier for most, and the softening of the skin allows for greater ease of exfoliation," says Dr. Grossman. Not only will giving your skin a good scrub-a-dub leave your limbs feeling silky-soft, but it creates the perfect base for whatever lotion or fragrance you choose to slather on. We love Jo Malone's Geranium & Walnut Body Scrub, which contains crushed fragments of walnut to smooth away dead skin cells.
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