Is a hot shower really bad for you?

It’s winter time and everyone wants to step into a hot steamy shower after battling an early morning chill. Hot showers might not be the best thing! They can do more damage than good to your skin. Things like dryness, redness, itching or rashes can result from the hot showers.

Too hot or too cold are just extremes! We need to find something in between, lukewarm showers can keep skin hydrated and help hair stay strong and shiny.


Here are some tips to follow to make sure your skin is healthy as ever after a shower:

  1. Spend between 5-10 minutes in the tub or under the shower, that will only save your skin but saves water as well.
  2. Avoid harsh soaps that contain chemicals instead try mild cleansers or moisturizing shower gel.
  3. Pat your skin dry instead of rubbing it, rubbing can cause a lot of skin irritation and will whisk away a lot of beneficial moisture.
  4. Lock the moisture in your skin by applying unscented lotion, cream or oil. Consider a product that contains ceramides. Ceramides help protect and retain the needed moisture for your skin.