Karina Giglio Apr 5, 2012
Someone once said that the key to happiness is making the mundane extraordinary. Why not start by transforming your shower (which has always secretly envied the pampering allure of its frenemy, the bath)? Here’s everything you need to turn your shower into a heavenly haven. #1 Soap & Glory Pulp Friction Foamy Fruity Body Scrub Don't let the yummy smell fool you: This juicy-licious scrub is all business when it comes to buffing dull, dry skin to glowing polished perfection, thanks to a blend of clay and micro-pumice. The fact that it's frothy is an added bonus since it can take the place of your regular body wash. #2 Tone Fruit Peel Body Wash Alpha-hydroxy fruit acids from apples, kiwi and grapefruit gently melt away flaky winter-worn skin and minimize ingrown hairs, while a heavy dose of glycerin and vitamin E is so moisturizing you can skip your body lotion. #3 Venus & Olay Razor Though shaving is likely the least pleasurable part of your bathing ritual, this new hair-erasing hybrid gets the job done quickly and smoothly—without a nick in sight—thanks to the slick skin conditioners that are released each time it’s pressed against your skin. #4 Kiehl's Superbly Smoothing Argan Shampoo & Conditioner Free of everything you don’t want (parabens and color-stripping sulfates) and full of essential oils (like Safflower and Argan—the ultimate frizz fighters), this duo is the hippie luxe of hair products. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a gentler wash, or a conditioner that detangles and smooths hair better than many leave-in products. #5 Dry Divas Garden Goddess Squeaky clean hair is so last season, which means a shower cap is in your immediate future. Skip the very unsexy feel of Saran Wrap with this retro-chic version that looks like it should have a Lily Pulitzer label. Plus, with two sizes to fit short-to-medium hair or long tresses and extensions, it’s as comfy as it is cute. What do you do to spruce up your shower sesh?


About the Author:Karina Giglio is a lifestyle, beauty and health writer whose work has appeared in numerous national publications including Women’s Health, Washingtonian, Ladies Home Journal, OK!, Allure, Fitness, Marie Claire, Bride’s and The New York Post. She was a regular contributor to makeup.com, and her articles and blog posts can be found on prevention.com, dailyglow.com, yahoo.com and huffingtonpost.com. Karina has worked onstaff at Cosmopolitan and YM, as well as being part of the original Sephora.com launch team

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