Nothing beats a long hot, shower after a tough day, but did you know that you are actually doing more harm than good. In the ten minutes it takes most of us to wash our body and our hair, we could actually be stripping our skin of essential oils and leaving it feeling irritated. 

 

To ensure your skin receives the TLC that it deserves, make sure you avoid making the following five  mistakes: 

 

1. The water is WAY too hot

While it is certainly nicer to stand under steaming hot water than it is to stand under lukewarm water, it is not good for your skin. While you’ll be feeling a little chillier, water that’s too hot can actually strip your skin of its natural oils.

 

2. You’re not rinsing yourself properly

Not rinsing the shower gel off your body thoroughly can leave you with dry, irritated skin, so make sure you check.

 

3. You’re rubbing yourself dry

As soon as you get out of the shower gently PAT yourself dry and rub in a little moisturiser to ensure your skin stays soft and supple.

 

4. You’re scrubbing yourself into a big lather

Gently rub your skin with a washcloth in circular motions rather than scrubbing it with a loofah – or use your hand to avoid bacteria build-up.

 

5. Using too much shampoo

You don’t need to wash your hair with shampoo every single day. In fact, the more times you wash your hair the more you’ll end up stripping it of its natural oils and irritating the scalp.

 

 

SHARE so no one else makes these mistakes. 

53 Shares

Latest

Trending

Hello Mama!
Help us help you by allowing us and our partners to remember your device as having browsed MummyPages and serve you better content and ads

We're on a mission to help our mums and their families thrive by informing, connecting and entertaining.

Join us in our mission by consenting to the use of cookies and IP address recognition by us and our partners to serve you content (including ads) best suited to your interests, both here and around the web.

We promise never to share any other information that may be deemed personal unless you explicitly tell us it's ok.

If you want more info, see our privacy policy.