Showering is an essential part of our everyday life. It’s difficult to get through the day without having our daily shower.
However, do you know that you might be committing some showering mistakes? That’s right. There are actually right ways to have your shower and then there are likewise wrong habits that can do you no good, particularly to your skin.
Here are some showering mistakes that you need to know and avoid:
1. A burst of hot water – When the weather is cold, our tendency is to start off with a blast of hot water. We may think that it is all good and it can be beneficial to us but actually, hot water is bad for showering.
Hot water brings blood circulation to the skin, causing it to turn red. Inflammatory building blocks are also attracted to the skin, creating more rash and itch. Likewise, getting used to showering with hot water removes our natural oils leading to dryness.
It is therefore advisable to bathe with lukewarm water.
2. Soaping the entire body – This is another common showering mistake that most of us are guilty of. The main purpose of soaping is to eliminate and dissolve dirt and oil.
However, there are body parts that, according to dermatologists, are better off to be left alone. Skin doctors suggest that soaping should be minimized to odor-causing and oily body parts such as face, groin, armpits, buttocks, and feet.
3. Showering too long – We probably think spending extended time in the shower is a must to be clean.
According to studies, more than 10 minutes of bathing is already bad for the skin as it causes it causes the skin to dry.
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4. Not moisturizing quickly after a shower – According to dermatologists, it is essential to moisturize right after bathing, around three minutes to be precise to lock in the moisture amd keep the skin hydrated.
Pat your skin after bathing and moisturize immediately.
Adjusting our showering habits is our first step to a healthier skin.
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