A nice hot shower? These are mistakes you might be making in the shower
Showering: for some people, it’s the first thing they do each morning to get themselves ready to start the day. Other people prefer showering in the evening to make sure they’re clean before they go to bed. Whenever you choose to do it, most of us don’t really think about what we’re doing in the shower. After reading this article, though, we’re going to be a little more aware of our shower habits, because it turns out we make a lot of mistakes!
How many of these mistakes are you guilty of making?
1. Hot hot hot
A lot of people are guilty of this, so you probably are too: standing under a too hot shower for too long. The hot water dries out your skin like you wouldn’t believe, which can cause dry and red patches on your skin and in the long term creates wrinkles. Showering for longer than 15 minutes really is too long; your skin isn’t made for this. People with sensitive skin are even discouraged from showering for longer than five minutes! The environment will thank you as well when you’re using less water.
2. Soap residue
Many people make the mistake of not properly rinsing out their shampoo or conditioner. This soap residue can make your hair greasy and can cause irritation and itchiness. Then there’s the fact that a lot of people forget to rinse their back after using conditioner, which can cause pimples on your back. It’s best to hang your head forward when you’re rinsing out products. That way, you rinse it away directly instead of letting it travel over your body before it reaches the drain.
3. Damaging the skin on your head
This mistake surprised us! Of course, you want to properly wash your hair and you will probably have heard that you need to massage your scalp with your fingertips. This technique also has a downside, though, because if you scratch your nails on your head while doing this you can cause irritation and skin flakes. This massaging movement can also activate the sebaceous glands, which causes your hair to becomes greasy more quickly.
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