Taking a shower is a daily routine that you must think that you can’t do anything wrong.
But you may be surprised how many things are you doing wrong your whole life.
Bad shower habits can do you more harm than you can imagine. They can lead to dry skin, even to some more serious skin issues like eczema and fungus.
So find out what you should and shouldn’t do. And take all the good advice if you want to protect you skin and keep it healthy.
9 bad shower habits that you need to change:
1.Taking too long showers
The longer the shower, the dryer your skin will be.
So if you thought that when you shower longer you will be cleaner, you are mistaking. This will just harm your skin and leave it dry and cracked.
Showers should never last more than 10 minutes. And ideal shower time is under 5 minutes.
I know that all those long showers after a hard day are amazing, but they are damaging your skin. So cut them down and you will enjoy in a glowing and soft skin!
2. Taking a shower with too hot water
I know that you love and enjoy those steamy baths.
But to hot water will dry out your skin and can even cause eczema. The moment the steam shows you should stop the bath and low the temperature of the water.
3. Skipping the moisturizer
I know you are sometimes lazy and you just delay or skip to moisturize your skin after a shower.
But this is a big no-no. Since your skin is getting dry after a bath, you need to hydrate it.
Do not delay this, moisturize your skin right after you’ve showered.
4. Not changing your loofah regularly
Firs! Never leave your loofa in the bath tub or shower after you are finished. Wash it out and store it in the dry place.
Second! Change the loofah every 4 weeks.
They are an excellent spot for bacterias to grow. And I’m sure that you don’t want to rub your skin with extra bacteria.
5. Skipping the foot scrub
You need to scrub your feet thoroughly and dry them thoroughly after the shower.
Feet are the most prone place to collect bacteria that can lead to some infections and fungus.
6. Washing your hair every day
The more often you wash your hair, it will get dirty quicker.
I know you’ve heard that washing your hair too often is bad.
According to the dermatologist, you should wash your hair twice a week and after a while and if possible even once a week.
This will maintain natural oil production and achieve moisture balance.
7. Putting hair conditioner on the roots
This will only cause the contra effect.
You will increase the oil production and will get a grassy hair.
The only parts that need conditioning are hair ends, so focus on that area and avoid the rest of the hair.
8. Skipping the blast of cold water
When you finish your shower, do not just get out of the tub.
Switch to cold water and have a 30 seconds long blast of cold water. This seems to have very positive effect on your body and health. It will improve your immune system, increase the fat-burning process and reduce depression.
9. Drying your skin to rough with the towel
Skin is a delicate organ and has a major part; to protect us!
So be gentle with it. Do not rub your skin with the towel. use a soft one and just tap it over the skin.