Is there a right and wrong in the shower? Is that another thing you’re not getting right and are we going to panic about it? Absolutely not!
There are some tips you can follow if you want to see your skin become shinier, less dry and less damaged, especially in the winter. So if you’re on the hunt for great skin, read on!
- Hot showers
Everyone loves hot showers, especially when it’s freezing outside. You know that feeling when you never want to leave the shower? We do too. Well, it turns out it’s not particularly great if you have dry skin. When you take regular hot showers, they tend to strip away your skin’s protective oil barrier, which leads to dry and itchy skin. If this happens to you often, try reducing the heat or, if you can’t resist it, finish off the shower with a splash of colder water to reduce the damage.
- Loooooong baths
This is another great injustice of the world: long showers and baths also dry out your skin. Anything longer than 10 minutes damages your skin on the long run. We know…it’s just wrong!
You’ve probably heard this one before, but it doesn’t hurt to repeat: don’t rub your skin with a towel – pat it dry. Rubbing causes friction and can be way too aggressive for dry and sensitive skin.
This one is also a very well-known tip, but it’s so crucial that we have to say it over and over again: moisturizing is key! As soon as you leave the shower and pat yourself dry, apply generous amounts of body lotions, oils or your preferred moisturizing products. They compensate for the moisture you lost during the shower and feed your skin. They also make it feel nice, soft and smooth and we all love that, right?
Exfoliators are great products, even if you have dry or sensitive skin. If you use them a couple of times per month, they can help you get rid of dead skin cells. Combine them with a gentle foam, gel or shower oil to keep your skin smooth and fresh. An extra tip: Try and find natural exfoliators, such as some that contain ground almonds or apricot seeds instead of plastic particles. That is not only more efficient, but also eco-friendly. If these natural exfoliators too expensive for you, try making some with sugar, that’s an awesome solution as well!
Do you have any useful shower tips? Do you still love long, hot showers too much to stop? Let us know in the comments below or on our Facebook page!