We do it almost every day, some more, some less: the shower. Sometimes we wash our hair, sometimes we shave, sometimes we take off. Some people shower too often, others too rarely.
Incorrect showering affects hair and skin: dry skin and dull, dull hair can result. It’s time to change your showering behavior! Here are our dos and don’ts:
–Shower properly: Shower do’s and don’ts.
Showering doesn’t just mean getting out of the shower clean and fragrant. It makes a big difference if you have a glowing complexion and shiny hair after a shower, or a swollen red face and a dull mane. Maybe you take one of those showers?!
1- Too hot a shower damages skin and hair
Does he smoke regularly in the shower? Do bathroom mirrors and windows fog up or even leak from the ceiling? Then the water in the shower is simply too hot. Extremely hot water in the shower destroys the natural skin film, especially if you take a long, heavy shower. The skin becomes red and swollen, which can cause itching or burning and excessive dryness.
SHOWER TIP N°1
Shower water should be lukewarm to heat, but never hot. Warm water opens the pores of the skin and the surface of the hair without drying out. With warm water, you can take a longer shower if you use a peel or razor. A cold shower at the end would be perfect, but it’s not a must.
2- Showering too often destroys the skin’s flora
Healthy skin has microorganisms on its surface, such as bacteria and fungi, which act as a natural protective shield against external environmental influences. This so-called skin flora is destroyed by a daily shower or even several times a day. This makes the skin more sensitive and susceptible to external influences – it loses its natural balance.
SHOWER TIP N°2
If the tasks and work that cause sweating are not done daily, simply shower every other day. In between, washing the cats is sufficient. For those who want to shower every day, it is advisable not to take more than 10 minutes in the shower – and remember: lukewarm, do not shower and apply cream.
3- Wash your hair first, then your body
If you soap and wash your body first, there is no time left to wash the right hair: namely with a shampoo and conditioner. If the hair does not receive enough care on a permanent basis, it becomes dull, dull, dry and therefore prone to split ends. (Also interesting: the best care tips against split ends).
SHOWER TIP N°3
Hair is always first. First wash, rinse the hair and then use a rinse or treatment. While the conditioner absorbs well, moisturizes and nourishes the hair, it’s the body’s turn.
4- Stay away from soap
Traditional, antibacterial and scented soaps are not only old-fashioned, but also contain ingredients that dry our skin by destroying the skin’s flora. If you wash your hands or face with soap, the skin dries extremely dry after just one wash and you can literally feel the loss of the skin’s protective film.
SHOWER TIP N°4
Use soap-free cleansing lotions or shower gels that do not let the skin dry. For very dry skin, shower oils are even recommended. Especially for intimate hygiene, it is important to maintain the natural pH to keep infections, fungi or viruses away.
5- Here’s how soaping is done
Now it’s time to soap yourself: what is the cleanest part of your body? With a scrub brush, a washcloth or simply with your hands? Scrubbing brushes made of natural fibres, e.g. can be very rough and damage the skin surface. If they are not cleaned regularly and intensively, washcloths are an optimal breeding ground for all bacteria Unfortunately, hands are not optimal either. What works best?
SHOWER TIP N°5
Shower sponges for peeling, showering, bathing and lathering are perfect. Bath sponges are particularly gentle on the skin, but still have a cleansing and peeling effect that gently removes dead skin cells. Shower sponges are made of plastic, dry very quickly and are easy to clean.
6- Don’t overdo the shampoo routine.
Washing your hair too often has the same effect as washing your skin too often. Hair loses its natural protective skin and therefore its shine. Some of us even wash our hair twice in a row during a shower. Why do they do this? No rinse or cure will help, if the hair structure is attacked it will take some time to regenerate.
SHOWER TIP N°6
How often do you use shampoo? As a general rule, the less shampoo used and the less hair washed, the better for hair structure. Also, more shampoo does not make hair cleaner. A walnut-sized amount is sufficient. The oily scalp should be washed mainly, the hair lengths are automatically washed when rinsing. Rubbing and rubbing is unnecessary and twice a week is optimal.
7- Wash your face at the very end.
Facial skin is one of the most sensitive. Especially those who are prone to skin blemishes or acne must now take care: irritated skin (due to acne, redness or blemishes) needs care at the right time. The face is therefore washed at the very end. First cleanse the hair, then the body and finally the face.
SHOWER TIP N°7
Sebum, responsible for clogged pores, acne and impurities, becomes soft and liquid with warm water. In addition, the pores of the skin open and the face can be cleansed with an appropriate facial cleansing – and the complexion glows! It is taboo to use shampoo, shower gel or soap to wash the face, as these cosmetics are not suitable and intended for facial skin.
8- Take the time to shave
Okay, shaving is boring… BUT: shaving the benefits once or twice a week brings more advantages than disadvantages. Here are the drawbacks: with a quick shave, without shaving gel or shaving foam, ingrown hairs, itchy skin and small cuts are inevitable. So you’d better do it right:
SHOWER TIP N°8
A sharp razor is a must, blunt blades hurt the skin and do not shave properly. Change blades regularly or use disposable razors. A light peel before shaving removes flakes and releases ingrown hairs. Only shave with shaving gel or shaving foam, so that the razor glides easily and smoothly over the skin.
9- Dry skin and hair – but how?
With the daily morning shower, there’s not much time left to dry properly. The skin rubs quickly and the hair rubs briefly with the towel – not a perfect start. It is better to take fewer showers, which is still better for the skin and hair, and invest more time in drying. How is this done? So:
SHOWER TIP N°9
The shower sponge has already gently removed most of the flakes – so a hard rubbing with the towel is more than unnecessary. On the other hand, the light touch is optimal. This applies to the face in particular, but also to the rest of the body and hair. Don’t forget to apply the cream after showering.