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Saturday, April 4, 2015

5 Things You Should Never Do In The Shower

Woman in the shower

There's nothing like a good shower in the morning to make you feel fresh and clean and ready to start the day. Most people don't think anything about a right or wrong way to shower. But there are some things you should never do in the shower. Here are just a few.

  1. Using the wrong soap - showering every day can dry out your skin. Be sure to use soap or shower gel that contains moisturizers.
  2. Taking hot showers - hot showers can also dry out your skin. If you must have a hot shower, don't stay in too long. Hot water strips your skin of natural oils.
  3. Mistreating your hair - hair can also dry out with daily showers. First, don't scrub your scalp with your fingernails, and always use a conditioner. Treat your hair kindly and gently in the shower to avoid dry itchy scalp and split ends on your hair.
  4. Mistreating your skin - wanting to be clean doesn't mean you have to scrub your skin. Like your hair, be gentle to your skin and use a soft cloth or loofah.
  5. Not applying moisturizer - right after your shower is the best time to apply moisturizer, while the skin is still damp. That's when the moisturizer will really soak into the skin.
Especially if you are showering every day, or even twice a day, following these simple tips will keep you clean, but also keep your skin and hair healthy.

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