5 Things You Should Never Do in the Shower

Your shower can be a wonderful place to relax, refresh and rejuvenate. I mean, who doesn’t love a hot shower after a long day? Hot water, lots of lather, an hour on the clock…it’s all good right?

Actually,odds are, you’ve probably been showeringall wrong.Showering’incorrectly’ couldactually be the source of a number of common skin, hair and health problems.

Lucky for you,we’ve got answers! So stick around to learn the five things that you should never do in the shower.

5 Things You Should Never Do in the Shower

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1) Use piping hot water

Hot showers are actually incredibly drying to the skin, as they strip your body of its natural, necessary oils. If you must have a hot shower, don’t stay in the stream too long, and, whatever you do, do not wash your face! You’ll step out of the shower with a red splotchy rash on your face, and no one wants that.

2) Take your sweet time

Those extra minutes in the shower can be tempting, especially when it’s cold and dreary outside. However, doing so can mean dry, itchy skin for the rest of the day. Experts recommend not showering more than once per day, or for more than 8 minutes at a time.

3) Use a loofah for too long

Loofahs are great for exfoliating, but can quickly become loaded with dirt and bacteria.For this reason, you’ll want to replace them at least every month or so. Want to extend the life of your loofah? Let it dry out completely after use, zap it in the microwave on occasion to killbacteria buildup or skip the thing altogether.

4) Applyoil-based products

Using oilyproducts (like scrubs and masks) in the shower can be a serious health risk, as itmakes the porcelain floor dangerously slippery and you a lot more accident-prone. Don’t risk injuring yourself!

5)Forget to moisturize

The best time to moisturize your skin is right after you step out of the shower, and while the skin is still damp. Your pores will be open, allowing moisturizers to really soak into the skin, nourishing your body with ease. I highly recommend using pure, organic coconut oilon your arms and legs. It’s non-greasy and works wonders!

Which bad habit do you think will be the hardest to kick? Let us know in the comments!

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Stephanie s
Stephanie syesterday

Thank you

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Stephanie s
Stephanie syesterday

Thank you

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Rebekka Helgesen Hass

Very good info

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Sarah H
Sarah Hill1 months ago

thanks

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Paulo R
Paulo R2 months ago

ty

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Paulo R
Paulo R2 months ago

ty

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Sarah-Jane S
Past Member 2 months ago

Good to know.
I like how you think Jamie :-*

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mac C
mac C2 months ago

I didn't realize that hot water would dry out your skin. Thank you!

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Jamie Clemons
Jamie Clemons2 months ago

Shower with a friend save water.

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Kathryn I
Kathryn I3 months ago

Very informative article! I've always taken piping hot baths, but I will refrain from doing so now. Thanks for sharing

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