Meet the top 5 common mistakes we make in the bathroom and don't even notice.
The water is too hot
Of course, the relaxing effect of a hot shower or bath is undeniable, but it's fraught with dry and flaky skin. The fact is that 15-20 minutes under a hot stream will literally "expel" all the moisture from the pores. It is better to reduce the water temperature to 35-40 degrees.
A long time in the shower
We all know what happens to the skin on our hands when we've been in the water for too long: it shrivels up and doesn't look its best. The skin of the face and other parts of the body is also subject to changes from prolonged contact with water, which ultimately worsens its appearance and contributes to the ageing process. The optimum shower time is 5-10 minutes.
Leave the product on the body for a long time
The shower gel and hair shampoo do a great job in just the first or second minute of use. Their active ingredients dissolve grease and impurities from the skin rather quickly. Do not leave them on for too long, so as not to overdo it and damage the skin's natural protective layer.
Do not clean sponges and flannels
Those who use scrubs and peels in the shower should always wash their sponges, flannels and peeling 'gloves' thoroughly after the procedure. Otherwise, the product particles will get stuck and promote the growth of bacteria, which can then end up on the skin. Sponges should be sent to the washing machine regularly.
Rubbing yourself vigorously with a towel
Do not rub the soaked skin too vigorously with a towel so as not to damage the top layer. It is better to gently remove excess water and apply milk or cream to still slightly damp skin.