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What is the correct way to shower?

What is the correct way to shower?

When it comes to our daily hygiene routine, showering seems like a straightforward task. But did you know that you might be doing it wrong?

The temperature of your water and the products you use can have a significant impact on the health of your skin and hair. In this blog we will look at:

 

The Downside to showering in hot water
The problems harsh shower gels can cause
Can shower gel be used as shampoo?
Is it wrong to take a shower every day?
How to take a shower correctly?
Are cold showers good for your hair?

 

The Downside to showering in hot water

There's nothing quite like a steamy hot shower to wake you up in the morning or unwind after a long day. However, as comforting as it may feel, hot water can actually strip your skin of its natural oils. These oils play a crucial role in maintaining skin hydration and protecting against external irritants. When you expose your skin to hot water on a regular basis, it can lead to dryness, irritation, and even exacerbate conditions like eczema.

 

The problems harsh shower gels can cause

Many commercial soaps and body washes are formulated with harsh detergents and fragrances. While they may leave you feeling squeaky clean, they can also disrupt the delicate balance of your skin and strip away its natural protective barrier. This can leave your skin feeling dry, itchy, and prone to irritation. Additionally, the fragrance/perfume ingredients commonly found in these products can cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals.

Opting for a natural organic cleanser offers numerous benefits:

  • They gently cleanse without stripping away essential skin oils, maintaining the skin's natural pH balance and in doing so, keeping it soft, comfortable and healthy.
  • They are far less likely to cause irritation or allergic reactions.
  • Natural cleansers are enriched with ingredients that not only nourish but soothe and hydrate the skin, promoting overall skin health and a more radiant complexion.
  • They are more eco and animal friendly.

 

 

Can shower gel be used as shampoo?

Using shower gel as shampoo is normally not recommended due to the differing formulations intended for skin and hair care. Shower gels often contain harsh chemicals that can strip the natural oils from your hair, leading to dryness and potential damage. In contrast, our natural organic shampoo & gel wash is specially formulated to be gentle on both skin and hair. It has no harsh chemicals, instead utilising nourishing ingredients that cleanse and condition without stripping away essential moisture. This makes it a safer and more effective option for maintaining healthy, well-moisturised hair and scalp.

 

Is it wrong to take a shower every day?

Taking a shower every day is not inherently wrong, but its impact can vary based on individual skin types, lifestyles, environmental factors and the products you use. For some people, daily showers help maintain personal hygiene, especially if you engage in activities that cause sweating or exposure to dirt. However, frequent showering with harsh commercial wash products can strip the skin of natural oils, leading to dryness and irritation, particularly for those with sensitive skin. Using mild, naturally moisturising products and adjusting the frequency of showers to suit your skin's needs can help mitigate any potential negative effects. Ultimately, it's about finding a balance that keeps you clean without compromising your skin's health.

 

How to take a shower correctly?

  • Use lukewarm water instead of hot.
  • Choose a natural organic cleanser.
  • Limit your time in the shower to prevent over-drying the skin.
  • Pat your skin dry with a soft towel rather than rubbing vigorously.
  • Follow up with a natural organic moisturiser to lock in hydration.

 

Are cold showers good for your hair?

Cold showers can be beneficial for your hair in several ways. Cold water helps to seal the hair cuticle, which can result in smoother, shinier hair by reducing frizz and promoting a sleek appearance. Additionally, cold water can help preserve the natural oils on your scalp and hair, preventing excessive dryness and brittleness. It also stimulates blood circulation in the scalp, which can promote healthier hair growth. While it might not be necessary to take an entirely cold shower, rinsing your hair with cool or cold water at the end of your shower can provide health benefits not only to your hair but to your body and mind too.

By making small adjustments to your shower routine, you can help keep your skin healthy, hydrated, and happy. Remember, your skin deserves gentle care, so treat it with kindness every time you step into the shower.

Wishing you happy, healthy skin and hair!

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