She Uses A Loofah Every Day - This Is The Reason Why It's Such A Common Mistake.
Shaylynn Totolo 4/18/2016
There are certain things you should and shouldn't do in the shower to keep you body and mind in tip top shape. Yep, I'm looking at your scorching hot water!
Seems like there are rules for everything these days, right? Some you can take to heart, and some you can take with a grain of salt. These, however, fall in the former category! Here are a few of our favorite easy, and important tips to make your 15 minutes in the shower the most effective 15 minutes of your day.
Super Hot Water
Don't even think about it. Hot showers may seem like a great idea, but they are terrible for your skin. On the flip side, cold showers can help your mental and physical health ten fold. Anything from circulation, muscle soreness, immunity, and even depression can be helped by taking a cold shower.
Shampoo Then Conditioner
Ladies, we have had it all wrong! Time to condition THEN shampoo. Want even softer hair? Put conditioner in your dry hair about 10 minutes before you even jump in the shower. By conditioning first, your hair locks in the moisture. Shampoo second, and it rinses away all that build up, leaving you with gorgeously soft and voluminous hair.
Forgetting The Manicure
If you are anything like me, painting your nails on your right hand tends to look like your toddler did it. That's okay though, you know why? Because if you paint your nails, and your cuticles, and sometimes your hand, then you can just jump in the shower and give yourself a good scrub. Voila, by the time you jump out the polish around your fingernails has softened and washed off. Boom.
Using A Loofah
You know all that dead skin and bacteria goop you are scrubbing off your skin? Guess where it's going... go on, take a guess. Yep, your loofah. Time to toss that little petri-dish of germs and find a new way to wash your bod.
Shaving First Thing
Save your shaving for last. By shaving first thing, your hair has not had a chance to soften which can introduce pesky little things like ingrown hairs and shave bumps. Wait until the very end of your shower then shave. Your legs will thank you.
Using The Shower For Makeup Removal
Unless you are using a face soap specifically for makeup removal, avoid washing your face in the shower. Many regular soaps are not meant to take off the oils found in your makeup, so by washing your face in the shower, you could very well be leaving a nice layer of pore clogging gunk on your face. Best solution? Invest in a face wash specific to your skin type, that includes makeup remover.
Going Overboard With Soap
The more soap you suds up, the more natural oil you are removing from your skin. Cleaning up is obviously essential in the shower, but be careful not to use too many (or too much) harsh products on that delicate skin.
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Time to jump in and try some new tips. Hey, if you don't like the outcome, there is always tomorrow to try the next, right? Don't forget to SHARE these helpful tricks with your friends and family too!