Blasting the heat to maximum: We all love taking warm showers but amazing as they are, they aren’t really ideal for your skin. Hot showers strip skin of their natural oils and dehydrate it, making it feel dry and itchy. And this can also lead to rashes. Try spending 5 – 10 minutes or maximum 15 minutes in the shower and not more than that. The drier your skin is, the easier it is for bacteria to penetrate the cracks in your skin.
Most people end up using their loofas too aggressively. They’re meant to be used very gently on your skin. If you scrub too harshly with them, they’ll end up removing the protective barriers on your skin, which will just lead to an excessive production of sebum to make up for the lost moisture. And this, in turn, can lead to bacterial infections. Also, make sure to regularly wash your loofah with warm water to clean it properly.
Washing your hair every day is a big no-no. Using shampoo every day can strip your hair and scalp of its essential oils. This will lead to hair fall and might also cause dandruff. If you have thin and fine hair, stick to shampooing it only twice a week. And if you have thick, coarse, dry hair then you should shampoo only once a week so that the oils from your hair don’t get stripped off too often.
Whenever you’re taking a shower, you need to ensure that all of the products you use on your hair and your body are rinsed away properly. If you don’t do this then the residue from these products can clog your pores and lead to acne. This is why when you use your shampoo and conditioner, you should tilt your head to the side and wash your hair so that the water just runs down into the drain rather than running down your back.