Trying to do the best for our hair we have tried everything and still not get the effects? You know that all these useful tips and advice work for everyone but it is hard for you? If so then probably you are making a mistake while you’re getting a shower.
We didn’t even know that the simple mistakes we make could be the causes of dryness and irritation of our skin. Take a look below and see what could be the ‘shower-mistakes’ that are harming your skin? Let’s check them out.
1. Taking Hot Showers
Hot water actually weakens the skin barrier and dries out the skin by stripping the natural oils and increasing the generalized itching of the skin.Maintaining a warm or a tepid temperature while you are showering is what I would suggest for a healthy and glowing skin.
2.Showering For Too Long
Spending just about 10 minutes in the shower is more than enough. Long showers strip the moisture off your skin Image: Shutterstock
3.Using Body Washes That Give More Lather
The more foam a body wash has, the more it contributes to stripping the natural oils from your skin. Surfactant is the chemical that is the main cause of lather; it attracts both water and oil. Consistent exposure of such ingredients to the skin makes it rough and dry
4.Leaving Soap Over Your Body
Heading out of the shower without rinsing the soap completely just happens almost all the time. And if I’m not wrong, you just wipe it off with your towel.
However, doing that can cause dryness and irritation to your skin.
5.Washing Your Hair Daily
Experts say that someone with thin and delicate hair must avoid shampooing frequently – twice a week is more than enough! And if you have curly hair, try shampooing once a week as natural curly hair takes a longer time to establish a good amount of natural oils.
6.Towel-Drying Roughly Instead Of Pat-Drying Gently
Once we’re done with our shower, all we want to do is wipe down fast and get dressed ASAP. However, how you wipe your body dry is as important as how you bathe. To prevent your skin from drying off, gently pat dry your skin with a soft towel.
7.Not Replacing Your Puff
Avoid using loofahs unless you put them in your washing machine and clean them between each shower (but who has time to do that?). As loofahs are moist, they form a perfect atmosphere for bacteria to reside, and when you rub them, you create micro cuts on your skin that become an entry path for bacteria. This leads to skin infections. Hence, using the same puff for too long is again a big no-no and must be replaced within an interval of four months.
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