We all have our own shower regimens, whether they be well thought out regimens or just what we feel is the quickest or most comfortable routine, but did you ever stop to think that your shower habits may actually be harming your skin health? In this article, we want to ensure that you get the best tips for showering, so you can do it the “right way”.
As the best Utah contract manufacturer for skin care and cosmetics, Dynamic Blending enjoys spreading the knowledge of different ideas, insights, and innovations in the beauty industry. We feel that if we want to continue being the best contract manufacturer in the industry, part of that involves being in the loop and not only hearing but listening to the skin care issues and questions that real people are facing. You’d be surprised at what benefits you could see by changing some of your showering habits!
EASE UP ON THE HEAT Although there is nothing like taking a steaming hot shower, it’s actually not good for your skin! It can cause itchiness due to hyper-stimulation of your circulatory system and even cause inflammation. Also, blasting your skin with hot water can worsen dryness, eczema, and other skin conditions.
JUST PAT, PAT, PAT You’ve probably heard this tip many, many times. Rubbing your skin with your towel can actually remove the oils from your skin that you need. Exfoliating is fine every once in a while, but it’s not necessary to exfoliate with your towel every time you shower! Patting dry might take an extra minute, but trust us, it’s worth it, and your skin will thank you.
MAKE THE SWITCH It’s becoming increasingly popular for folks to make the switch from bar soap to shower gel. Body wash/gel tends to contain more moisturizing and beneficial ingredients, so before you pick up that package of body soap bars, read the ingredients and make sure your skin is getting what it needs!
IT IS NOT A ONE-FITS-ALL WASH Body wash is NOT meant for your face; in fact, if you read the back of your body wash bottle, it will most likely tell you this, in plain text! Your face and your body need different ingredients to get the most benefits, so invest in a face wash that you can keep in the shower if you can’t avoid the temptation!
NO CRAZY SCRUBBING It’s easy to feel the enjoyment of a good scalp scrub during your shampoo, and you may not even realize that you are using your fingernails, but you can actually do a lot of harm to the scalp with every scratch. This can cause flaking and actual scratches, leading to even more scalp issues down the road. Give yourself a good scrub, just avoid those fingernails!
RINSE IT OFF It’s easy to move quickly during your shower routine, but we can’t stress enough how important it is to make sure you rinse ALL of the soap out of your hair and off of your body. Not doing so can lead to irritation and even cause acne!
MOISTURIZE As with any other skin care routine, moisturizing is SO important to maintaining the health of your skin. Be sure that after you PAT DRY your skin that you are applying appropriate moisturizers to your face and body, which ARE different! This will help to maintain skin hydration and smoothness.
Dynamic Blending cares about the skin care industry, including each and every person’s skin health! Call us if you think you have your own idea for a skin care product, and let’s make it a reality! (844) 822-1665