Sorry to ruin your Friday, but I just came across this article that says we all might be SHOWERING wrong. Here are five tips from dermatologists on how to do it right . . .
1. Don’t shower too often. It should depend on your activity level. And if you’re not very active and don’t sweat much, you don’t HAVE to shower every day.
2. Keep it short. Exposure to water and cleansers like shampoo and body wash can dry out your hair and skin.
3. Stay cool. Hot water strips away natural oils and damages the skin faster, so you want to stick to a lukewarm or cooler shower.
4. Don’t wash your hair too much . . . or too little. Hair is made of dead skin cells, so it doesn’t need as much washing as the rest of your skin. But not washing it enough can lead to dandruff. Depending on your hair type, a few times a week is good.
5. Focus on the dirtiest areas. Yeah, THOSE areas. Your arms and legs don’t always need soap . . . but your underarms, feet, and GROIN generally DO.