You know how you love showering after a long day at work? Like, you kind of just stay under the showerhead as the water runs on your face? Sarap, 'di ba?
Well, according to byrdie.com, that habit is causing your skin to age faster. Apparently, the water pressure, combined with the hot temperature, could create micro-tears on your delicate skin—causing you to get wrinkles.
But that's not the only reason why you're showering wrong. According to Dr. Mona Gohara, MD, from the Advanced Dermcare in Danbury, Connecticut [via Reader's Digest], showering with really, really hot water is bad, too. That's because hot showers strip off your body's natural oils and lipids that keep your skin moisturized. Her advice? Stick to warm showers, and don't take too long in the bathroom.
Also, try incorporating a moisturizer into your bath routine. We love Nivea's In-Shower Skin Conditioner (available at grocery stores), which you can apply on your skin after rinsing off your favorite body wash. The product—which contains almond oil to relieve dry, itchy skin—works the moment it mixes with water, so you don't have to wait for it to get fully absorbed by your skin. At least now you don't have to slather on lotion afterwards!
And in this heat? Who wants to feel sticky?
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