Taking a restorative shower feels like a reward after a hard day at work or after exercise. We all love it, but it might not be doing your skin any favors. If the skin dries out, itching or unpleasant eczema is the result. You can easily avoid it following some simple rules.

Stay cool

Although very hot water is relaxing, it is pure stress for the skin. On the one hand, hot water strips away the natural protective layer of oil from the skin, and on the other hand, the heat expands the blood vessels, causing more blood to enter the skin than usual. Furthermore the high blood flow can cause skin irritation, itching and rashes. If you want to prevent all this, you should stick to a lukewarm shower.

Keep it short

We know that after a stressful day one needs a long relaxing shower, it feels almost as if it could wash away all the worries and doubts. Only: For the skin, a shower is only ideal if it does not last longer than ten minutes. Anything beyond that, as paradoxical as it may sound, dries up our skin beyond measure. So the shorter the shower, the better.

Use soap with care

Soaps are made to remove dirt and grease from our skin, making it possible to wash them off with water in the first place. Therefore, it is not necessary to soap up the whole body: on arms and legs, for example, forms hardly any dirt and fat. Focus on your underarms, groin and feet.

So if you want to do something good for your skin, wash yourself with care and stick to the few rules we’ve outlined. And choose cleansing and care products that are gentle on the skin, as our products do. In such a case, shower is a blessing,also for our skin.

Shower without damaging the skin

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