Can I skip a shower?
Skipping a shower is not something that you typically want to do, but let’s face it sometimes drinks with office mates run into the wee hours, the neighbours impromptu party woke you up or you're feeling a little lazy may mean skipping a shower. It's not always a bad thing, first, your body produces natural oils, to help keep it from drying. Second, helpful or good germs live on your skin that fight bad bacteria, also important to your health. Third, as much as a good hot shower, with a nice soapy lather feels great, it can actually cause dry, cracked and irritated skin. So go ahead, skip a shower (or two) once a week, it will do the body good. Believe it or not.
Here’s how to avoid the telltale signs that you skipped a shower:
LEFT OVER MAKEUP - If you have even the remotest thought that the next morning will be hurried take your makeup off before hitting the bed. Day old makeup looks terrible and is our number one telltale sign. Left over mascara has clumped your lashes together, eyeliner has crept into all the little crevices, and foundation has settled into your forehead creases and has dried out your skin. Place some Kaia bamboo makeup remover clothes next to your bed for such occasions.
BLACK CLOTHING - The easiest to pick out in the morning but this only adds a sombre look to your tired mood and others will see and sense it. Choose a pop of colour next to your face to make it look more rosy and alive.
HAIR - A quick spritz to your roots with a dry shampoo or pull it back in a ponytail. Unkempt hair is always a no no and an even bigger giveaway that you skipped a shower.
NO MAKEUP - If you don't have time to apply full makeup here are the three steps not to miss, foundation, under-eye concealer for dark circles, blush for adding colour to the skin.
WHAT WE DON'T SEE - For all the exterior elements that everyone sees don't forget what they don't see. Yes, put on clean undies, a new bra, fresh clothing ( don't go laundry basket diving even if you are in a hurry ), not only is it hygienic but it will also make you feel almost like you stepped out of the shower.
If are in need of an extra pick me up sniff an orange, it has energizing properties or better yet slather on Aesop Rind Body Balm with orange rind, it not only smells divine but will freshen up your mood and energy level.