Showering or taking a bath seems like one of those things you can’t do wrong, right? WRONG. Turns out there's a few things that you may be doing while you cleanse the day's dirt and grime off of your body that is hurting you more than helping. According to a certified dermatologist these are the things you’ll want to avoid so you come out of the water feeling better than ever.
- Make sure the water is not too hot- It may feel relaxing but hot water can be abrasive and strip the skin of its natural oils, the ideal bath temperature is between 100 and 110-degrees.
- Soaking for too long- Soaking for anything longer than 15 minutes will begin to strip the skin of oils and lead to inflammation and irritation.
- Shaving before a bath- Shaving opens up your pores which could allow germs and bacteria can get in if you soak in bath. This is where showers are better
- Using essential oils- Becareful what oils you use. Some could be very damaging to your skin.
- Not moisturizing afterwards- Baths can dry out your skin, so when you get out, you’ve got to get some lotion or body oil on your skin while it’s still slightly damp to seal in moisture.