Bathing is an essential component of good hygiene. However, most people focus on just the skin of the face when it comes to skincare regime.The first rule to healthy skin is to keep your skin clean, and care for your skin starts in the bath or shower. Bathing promotes skin renewal by gently polishing and stimulating your skin.
How does the caress of your skin feel? Is it like the rough surface of sandpaper or the soft plush of velvet? Unless you have a lifetime supply of baby skin, you will need to practice the following care for your skin in the bath or shower.
How to care for your skin in the bath or shower
Watch the water temperature. Hot bath is relaxing but it will strip the moisture and oils off your skin, leaving it parched, dry, and scaly. What’s more, hot water makes your hair frizzy and dry. Use warm water. Limit your bath to 15 minutes at the most.
Do not over wash. Hot water and heavy soaps drain precious oils from your skin. Wash your face only twice a day with any mild cleansers and use very little soap on your body when you bath or shower. Skip the bubble bath, which strips the skin off its natural oil.
Choose the right cleanser. A detergent-free, natural skin cleanser lifts impurities from your skin. If possible, use organic products for deep pore cleanser, toner, detoxifier, and makeup remover.
Exfoliate. The surface layer of dead skin is rough to the touch. Exfoliation makes skin glow, accelerates cell turnover, improves the color, tone and skin texture, and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Use exfoliation towels or AHA cleanser, daily for the body and once a week for the face.