We all know how to shower. It’s something we do daily. We take our clothes off, get in the shower, get wet, lather up, rinse off and dry ourselves with a towel. It’s a simple ritual that enables us to start the day relaxed and invigorated, especially if you know how to make the most out of it. Here’s how:
1. Take short, lukewarm showers
I really struggle with this. I find taking long showers with really hot water very relaxing, but unfortunately it is no good for skin, which feels very dry afterwards. That’s because hot water can strip the natural oils that keep your skin moisturized, causing dryness. So these days I use lukewarm water instead, which feels comfortable, and try to limit my shower time to less than 15 minutes. This will also avoid wasting too much water and save you time in the mornings.
Keep your exfoliating products in the shower and use them twice a week. The best time to exfoliate, in fact, is in the shower. Your skin is already soft and no presoak is necessary. Just massage the scrub into your skin, slough away all those dead skin cells on the surface and rinse off. This will not only make your skin brighter and smoother, but it will help you save time as well.
3. Shampoo your hair before washing your face
The reason behind this is quite obvious, yet it took me a while to figure out this was the best way to proceed lol. By washing your hair first, you make sure that the ingredients in your shampoo and the dirt they’re rinsing away don’t end up on your just cleansed face. Also, don’t use the water jet from the shower head directly on your face as the water pressure can damage skin. So after shampooing, collect some water in your hands and use it to wash your face.
As mentioned above, showering can dry out our skin. So once you’ve stepped out of the shower, dry your skin with a soft towel and slather on some rich body lotion to replenish the moisture your skin has lost.
How do you make the most of your shower?