Why You Shouldn’t Wash Your Face in the Shower

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While it may be handy to remove your makeup while showering, this might actually be detrimental to your skin’s health. Because the skin on your face is considerably more sensitive than the skin on your body, it’s best to keep your face away from the shower head’s stream unless you love taking cold showers.

1. It has the potential to aggravate acne.

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Long, hot showers can deplete your skin of the natural oils it requires to keep healthy and attractive. If your skin is already dry, bathing it in the shower will simply exacerbate the problem. Applying additional moisturiser to alleviate the feeling of dryness can leave your skin more susceptible to acne and other skin problems in the long run.

2. It has the potential to change the colour of your skin.

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When you wash your face in the shower, your skin can get reddish. The dilation of blood vessels on your face caused by hot water in the shower might damage the delicate capillaries in your cheeks. As a result, visible capillary networks, or rosacea, a common skin ailment, may develop.

3. It may cause wrinkles to appear earlier than they should.

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After a lengthy hot shower, you’ve probably seen how your fingertips become wrinkly. This occurs when hot water dehydrates your skin and affects the skin’s protective layer, which helps to keep moisture in. The same is true for your facial skin, which might age faster if it is routinely exposed to hot water.

4. It has the potential to make even healthy skin more sensitive.

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Normal skin is not helped by washing your face in the shower. Hot water can dry up and irritate otherwise healthy skin, causing it to become dry and sensitive. Hot showers should be avoided, particularly during the drier winter months when skin is more susceptible to dryness and irritation.

5. It can irritate your skin.

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After a long shower, many people notice that their skin becomes itchy. The sensation is usually moderate and lasts only a few seconds. However, constantly washing your face in a hot shower can cause your skin to itch and even peel.

Have you ever thought about how your skin feels after you’ve had a shower? Do you prefer to wash your face in the shower or at the sink?

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