Many people are under the impression that any habits you have in teh shower can’t be BAD habits, because, after all, you’re in the shower getting cleaner, right? Nope. Unfortunately, lots of things people do in the shower with good intentions can actually harm your body and hygiene more than help it. So if you’re guilty of any of the infractions listed below, you’ll want to rethink your routine.
Don’t wash your face in the shower, where the water is normally too hot. Instead, use lukewarm water over the sink.
Turn down the heat! Sure, hot showers feel great, but that hot water can actually dehydrate your body pretty severely, so take it down a notch for the sake of your poor dry skin.
Shorten your time in the shower. This goes along with the dehydration thing above, but it’s also just a responsible way to conserve water.
Shorter, less warm showers also cut down on the likelihood that bacteria will appear in your shower itself.
If you use a loofah, make sure to rinse it out and let it dry. These wet guys are breeding grounds for bacteria, even if they’re soapy.
Same goes for sponges and, to a lesser extent, washcloths. They still contain the bacteria you cleaned off your body until you clean them off.
Cut down on exfoliating. Every day is WAY too often. Keep it to once a week. Any more often and it will affect the health of your new skin.
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