When you think of taking a shower, you automatically presume you must be getting your body cleaner than ever, right? Not necessarily the case as a recent article published in Bustle reported. The article speaks about a few reasons why showering, and your habits whilst in the shower, can often lead to poor skin. Here’s the highlights of the story:
You wouldn’t wash your dishes with a dirty sponge, so don’t continue using dirty loofahs or scrubbing pads either. They hold onto germs and bacteria that can cause havoc on your skin and female parts as well resulting in urinary tract infections, and yeast infections. Gross. Double gross! Why suffer for such a quick fix? Set reminders to replace your showering tools every few weeks to ensure they aren’t contributing to your acne issues.
Use mild soap as much as possible, as most they suffer from acne also suffer from skin prone to being sensitive.
Shampoos also can contain harsh chemicals that often interact with your skin in a bad way, so always read the labels. Make sure that if you are challenged with back acne or bacne, that you are washing your back thoroughly in the shower. A lot of people apply lotions or creams to their skin in and after the shower, and it can instantly be too thick for the back to consume and results in breakouts. At the same time, you don’t want your skin to be too dry, so do use a moisturizing body wash or soap to fulfill that need versus loading up on heavy lotions.
Always make certain that your shower or bathing area is clean enough for you to be stepping into. This seems like a no brainer, but many people actually have no idea how dirty their showers can be. Doing a rise of the walls or tile or curtains around the tub just after the shower can often be a quick a way to avoid deep scrubbing later. Always clean it well as where you shower in the buff should always be tidy and not threatening your health in any fashion.