We all have our shower routines. It’s something we don’t need to think about. We get in, wash our hair, use body wash, exfoliate and shave. It has become second-nature to us. However, the habits you’ve formed could be harming you!
Here’s what you’re doing wrong in the shower, and how you can fix it.
I love a hot shower, especially on a cold day. It may be warming you up, but it’s also damaging your hair and skin. Hot water causes your hair to brittle, and it strips your skin of natural oils which result to dry skin! Aim for lukewarm showers. This way you’ll still be warm, and your hair and skin will be grateful. Also, if you have dyed hair, you’ll want to have cold showers. Steamy showers will dull your hair colour.
You may have a favourite razor that you can’t give up, but if it’s a month old, please throw it in the garbage! Blades become dull and rusty. If you use dull and dirty razors you can get an infection because of the bacteria. So, make sure you are changing your razor every month. Your skin will thank you!
You know that body wash you have in your shower that has been there for five years? It’s time to throw that out. Expired products are great homes for bacteria. Next time you take a shower, go through all your products. Open products are good for one year, and unopen products are good for 2-3 years.
Washcloths shouldn’t be used two days in a row. Used washcloths collect bacteria, fungus, and mold. You should be throwing them in the washing machine after each use. But, if you think that’s a lot of work, use your hands and a foaming face wash! It will do the same thing as a clean washcloth would do.
Showering too Often
Showering every day creates dry hair and skin. If your hair looks dirty a few hours after you’ve washed it, you’re showering too much. This means the natural oils are gone. You can retrain your hair, and skin, by showering only a few times a week. It will take a few days to get the results you’re looking for, but in the end your hair and skin will be glowing.
Loofah in The Shower
If your loofah is currently sitting in your shower, you need to throw it out. I know it makes sense to leave it in there, but trust me, you’ll want a new one. Bacteria grows in hot and steamy environments. Make sure your loofah is dry between use, so you don’t get an infection. Another tip, bleach it regularly to kill potential bacteria.
Who knew there were so many rules when it came to such a necessary task? Keep these in mind while you’re showering this week. Trust me; you’ll want to make the altercations.