Turn Your Shower Into A Spa

May 20

When you’re feeling stressed or need a little spoiling, nothing beats a spa day. Sadly, we don’t get to visit those relaxation havens as much as we’d like — that kind of pampering might be good for the body, but it’s definitely a kick to the wallet. Here at Glow Recipe, we view skincare as self-love — and no one should ever feel like they have to skimp on pampering themselves. Which is why we’re happy to share that you don’t have to break the bank to get your spa on. In fact, you can get similar glowifying results in the comforts of your own shower. Here’s how to turn your bathroom into a K-beauty bliss zone.

Start With An All-Over Massage


We can’t deny that facial skincare steals the show when it comes to K-beauty, but remember that your skin includes everything from the neck down as well.  Basically, pretty much everything you do to your face, you can do for your body. One of our favorite face care rituals is cleaning off a day’s worth of dirt and oil with a face wash and skin-toning massage. Extend that care to the rest of your body with Cool Enough Studio’s The Soap All One, a uniquely curvy bar soap that relaxes tired muscles while cleansing and hydrating skin. This SLS-free soap deeply nourishes with a blend of shea butter, plus avocado and olive oils. 

Indulge With An Oil

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Now that you’ve done your head-to-toe body massage, it’s time to cleanse your face. That’s where the balancing Yuri Pibu Grante Oil Cleanser comes into play. This lightweight and mineral oil-free cleanser melts off makeup and other impurities with soothing green tea extract, macadamia and jojoba seed oils. The oil texture not only removes contaminants, but it also creates the perfect slip to give yourself that relaxing facial massage we talked about earlier. For a true spa experience, gently work the oil cleanser into skin for about two minutes before rinsing. 

Have A Foam Party

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Cleansing your face once just isn’t the K-beauty way nor will it give you those fresh-faced results you’re looking for. Following your oil cleanse with a non-stripping foamy face wash like Whamisa’s Organic Flowers Creamy Foam Cleanser to get rid of any stubborn residue hiding in your pores. Since Whamisa’s floral-infused foam is SLS-free, you won’t have to worry about your skin feeling like the Sahara Desert after you use it. Hydrating and soothing extracts from aloe vera, chrysanthemum, shea butter, and olive oil leave skin feeling soft and supple. Not to mention it smells amazing!

Enjoy Pain-Free Peeling

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If you’ve ever had a chemical peel, you know that the sting is real. Give your skin a break and avoid the harsh peels in favor of Blithe’s Patting Splash Masks. Available in Soothing Green Tea for blemish-fighting, Yellow Citrus & Honey for brightening, and Rejuvenating Purple Berry for anti-aging, these Splash Masks gently resurface skin in as little as 15 seconds with a gentle lactic acid concentrate. Simply fill the cap and pat the contents into your skin while you shower. When you rinse the Splash Mask off, your skin will feel baby smooth. When we say this works fast, we mean it: Don’t wear it for more than a minute or you risk over-exfoliating, which is never a good look.

Use A Hydrating Mask

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Following up your exfoliation session with a hydrating mask is the best way to give your skin some more of that tender loving care. Make P:rem’s In-Shower Mask dials up the moisture with a moisture-sealing gel made from skin-plumping hyaluronic acid, brightening berry extracts, and hydrating argan oil. Apply a thin layer to skin like you would with a regular mask and let it sit for 15 minutes while the heat from your shower helps it penetrate deeper. After rinsing, your skin will feel incredibly soft and look glowier — like you just walked out of a derm clinic.

Tone And Treat


After you get out of the shower — and wrap yourself in a luxurious bathrobe and fuzzy slippers, obviously — add some bounce to your skin with an antioxidant-rich toner that fights off free radicals — aka keeps you looking young. The Green Tea Serum Toner we created with Whamisa balances skin’s pH and oil levels while also delivering skin-soothing hydration from its fermented green tea base. Pour a few drops into the palms of your hands and pat this multitasking overachiever into your skin. The lightweight serum-hybrid instantly absorbs and brightens skin with broccoli and kale extracts. If you really want to be extra with your spa day, try the 7-Skin Method for super-hydrated, plump skin.

Layer On The Moisture


Add a touch of radiance with our Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer, a pretty-in-pink cooling gel that’s made from 90 percent watermelon extract. Two pumps are all you need to flood your skin with silky, oil-free hydration. This light-as-air moisturizer nourishes skin with water-binding hyaluronic acid, brightening licorice root and soothing peony extracts so you can look your best round-the-clock. If that wasn’t already enough, its vitamin and antioxidant-rich formula helps to repair damaged cells without clogging pores, giving you a spa-worthy glow in a flash. 

Seal It All In


Treating your face while you catch some shut-eye is the ultimate sign of luxury, and there’s nothing better than ending the day with literal “beauty sleep.” Blossom Jeju’s Pink Camellia Soombi Blooming Vitamin Sleeping Mask is a wonderfully hydrating overnight mask that soothes and protects skin with antioxidant-packed camellia flower extract, an ingredient unique to Korea’s famed Jeju island. Glow-enhancing botanicals such as licorice, blueberry, apple, beetroot, and hyaluronic acid soak into skin to make your complexion look brighter and firmer than ever before.

Who needs a pricy spa when you can pamper yourself in style within the comforts of your own home? To make the most of your “spa” day, stock up on candles and drop some cucumbers in your water glass to make it authentic.

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