In the cold Winter months, there’s undoubtedly a sense of indulgence associated with the act of taking conscious time out to bathe; bath swimming with lushly scented bubbles; candles gently flickering in the dim light; a stack of perfectly plumped towels and a soft robe waiting for you on the side. However, on balmy Summer days, the same sense of perspective can be granted from something as simple as an invigorating shower beneath revitalising streams of water, and we believe that – just as with the ultimate bubble bath – there’s artistry to the perfect Summer-shower ritual.
We’re all about celebrating the everyday, elevating necessary tasks with luxurious additions to ensure they always feel meaningful. This season, we’ve been inspired by the likes of hammam bathing practices (which helped inspire our hammam towel range), as well as the cherished bathing rituals of Japan. These steps will help turn a quick five-minute shower into something you not only love, but also glean a host of positive benefits from, far outlasting the moment you turn off the water and step out into a fluffy towel.
1. Prep your space
Just as you would before a delicious, warm bath, prep your shower space with all the essentials so that you don’t scrimp on any part of your routine. Made from robust American oak, our wooden trays and soap dishes are the perfect option for stylishly storing in-shower essentials, from soaps to scrubs. Don’t forget to hang a sumptuous robe on the bathroom door, and leave a stack of towels nearby to wrap up in, once you’re done. Our Spa Restore Diffuser will also scent the air with delicious notes of relaxing neroli, warming geranium and re-energising eucalyptus for an invigorating ambience.
2. Think ‘spa’
Make it a spa-worthy experience with our specially developed Spa Collection. Specifically, our Spa Restore range is perfect for adding an energising injection to your morning shower routine. Lather skin with Spa Restore Gentle Hand & Body Wash, which cleanses and conditions the skin with enriching vitamin E and jojoba oil, then follow with our Spa Relax Super Glow Body Oil when you’re dry.
3. Pamper your skin
The cold weather in Winter makes our skin drier and more sensitive – requiring thicker crèmes, balms and nourishment to keep it looking healthy. However, a little Summer sunshine makes our skin produce more oil, helping it stay more resilient. This, coupled with (hopefully) a little bit of a tan, contributes to that natural glow we crave the rest of the year. Make the most of naturally beautiful Summer skin by regularly using our natural Spa Restore Scrub, to slough away dead skin. Coconut and jojoba oils are blended with olive-stone granules to gently exfoliate, leaving skin feeling rejuvenated and super-soft. We recommend using a mitt or glove and applying in circular motions to improve circulation.
4. Embrace tradition
The ancient custom of hammam is one of the oldest cleansing traditions in the world, with a focus on purification of body, soul and mind. Add an element of the ritual once you’ve stepped out of the shower by wrapping up in our brand-new Amalfi towel collection. Inspired by centuries-old Turkish bathing rituals, they are finessed with a blend of super-absorbent and soft-to-the-touch cotton, which has taken thousands of years to perfect. We love that the versatile bath sheet can be used as a beach towel, sarong or even a wrap come evening, making it a great piece to pack in your holiday suitcase.
5. Face time
Hot shower water can strip skin of its essential oils, resulting in that familiar ‘tight’-face feeling after we’ve stepped out. Hydrate your face immediately with our acclaimed Advanced Hydration moisturiser, layered over our serum if you want even more of a quenched, all-day glow. Using while your face is still a little damp will help to lock-in more moisture. Then, gloss the rest of your body with our nourishing (but lightweight) Spa Restore body balm for silky smooth limbs.
From fragrance to scrubs to towels, see the latest additions to our Bathroom Collections online now.