Who doesn’t love a good long shower after a long day out – washing all that oil and hair products off, brushing your teeth, singing like you’re at your very own concert and washing off all the grime off your face. But wait a minute, are you actually washing your face in the shower?
Take a step back and think about this, shower water is usually pretty hot, and scientifically hot water actually irritates sensitive and delicate skin, additionally disrupting the skin’s barrier. So should you really be washing your face in the shower? – NO, you should not.
We may absolutely love hot showers, but in actual fact – our skin does not. Hot water can strip the skin of natural oils, leaving it to be dry, irritated and inflamed. Hot water temperatures ultimately cause dilation of blood vessels and capillaries, leaving the skin looking red and aggravated. Also, too much water on the skin which is bound to happen in a shower – causes excessive moisture loss.