Bathing is essential to rinse off dust and dirt from the body. It also keeps your skin fresh and glowing. When you do not bathe, you will feel uncomfortable. You will also start to have a terrible smell. Some people bathe not only before heading to work but also before going to bed at night.
There are some misconceptions about bathing though that makes things worse when you bathe. Here are some of them.
A loofah is better than using a bar of soap
Using a bar of soap directly on your skin is not a good idea since it is possible for the dirt removed from the previous user to transfer to you. If you think a loofah is the answer, you are incorrect. Using a loofah is no better than the direct use of soap. It is even worse when you do not dry the fabric after use. Bacteria will grow faster in a damp environment.
It is better to stay longer in the bathroom
The amount of time spent in the bathroom does not determine if you will be cleaner when you head out. It depends on what you do while you are bathing. You are even making it worse for your skin if you prolong your exposure to hot temperature.
Hot showers are better
There is no doubt about the wonders of having steam showers at home. When you have one, you will feel relaxed. As you feel the water dripping onto your body, you start to calm down. It is why a lot of people prefer having a hot shower before going to bed. Although it is true, the problem is that you could end up removing natural oils due to prolonged exposure to the hot water. You can still enjoy a hot shower but try to limit the time. You also need to opt for a reasonable temperature instead of one that is scorching hot.
A morning shower is a must
The primary reason for bathing in the morning is that you want to be fresh throughout the day. You want to look presentable and good-looking in front of your colleagues. It does not mean though that a morning shower is a must. Some people prefer bathing before they sleep. Besides, if you want to stay clean in the morning, you can use skincare and beauty products like deodorant, perfume and powder. If you have enough time for two showers a day, you can also do it.
Apply moisturiser only once your skin is dry
Another misconception is that you need to wait until your skin is dry before using a moisturiser. It could take a few more minutes after you finish bathing. The truth is that you need to use it as soon as you finish bathing while your skin still retains moisture to lock in the benefits of the ingredients present in the moisturiser.
Now that you understand these misconceptions, it is time to change your bathing methods and stay clean.
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