Beauty 5 years ago

Ditch the Towel

I know you guys have probably heard about not using a towel to dry your hair, and swapping it with a microfiber towel, instead, right? Well now, it’s all about ditching the towel completely! After your next shower, try ditching the towel and using your usual après le bain skincare and you’ll notice that your products will work a lot harder for YOU! Most, if not all, products are best used on damp skin so your skin can soak up all that goodness. Keep scrolling to see what my current favorite post-shower favorites are:

The best time to apply moisturizer or lotion is when your skin is damp. So if you can, air dry a little bit or ever so slightly pat-dry your skin with a towel and then layer on all that awesome moisturizer! It will really soak into your skin and lock in all that moisture, leaving your skin feeling crazy soft all day long. Trust me!

Another tip I have is to use body oil, like this one, on your legs after you shave. It helps soothe irritated skin and I’ve found that it helps prevent ingrown hairs! If you have sensitive skin, it’s best to avoid anything with fragrance- so reach straight for that coconut oil!

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Just like it’s good to apply moisturizing products to your skin when it’s damp- the same can be said for your hair! Since my hair is a bit coarse, I like to use a little bit of oil (like this one or this one) on the ends of my hair to make sure it’s shiny and healthy. If hair oil isn’t your thing, grab a leave-in-conditioner like this one to maintain those shiny locks!

So who’s ready to ditch the towel with me? Let me know in the comments below!

PS: My Nordstrom exclusive JOA collection is available TOMORROW!

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Photography by Karla Ticas