Have you considered what kind of showering routine can have the optimum benefit on your skin, hair and mind? Well now you don't have to! We've compiled a list of things to watch out for when your taking your daily shower.
- Get the Temperature Right
What is the right temperature for a shower? While there’s no set rule to abide by, experts advise that showers are no warmer than 43°C, and to start cooler and increase the temperature gradually until it’s warm enough. Unlike conventional mixer showers, Mira digital showers give you complete temperature control, allowing you to make a precise adjustment instantly. Once you’ve found the exact degree of temperature you enjoy your shower to be, you can save your personal setting.
Hot water removes moisture and natural oils from the skin and hair, which can lead it to becoming dry, itchy and often uncomfortable. If you have naturally dry skin or hair, consider showering in cooler — but still warm — water, while making sure to moisturise using fragrance-free moisturiser after you’ve gently patted your skin dry.
Cold showers have their own benefits, including speeding up metabolism. This increases the body’s ability to create white blood cells, which help fight diseases. Furthermore, if cold showers are your thing, you’ll benefit from improved blood flow and will be more than ready for the day ahead.
- Don’t Spend Too Long in There
Whether you have a electric, mixer, digital or power shower, dermatologists all say the same thing — don’t spend too long in there. Again, this is all about caring for your skin, because long, hot showers strip it of essential oils, leading to dry, flaky and irritable skin.
Spend around five to ten minutes in the shower at the most, and even as short as two minutes with lukewarm water if your skin is particularly sensitive. Keep track of the time whilst you shower with our range of digital showers, which incorporate a digital clock display and timer.
- Dry Yourself Gently
Stop rubbing your skin aggressively. Slowly pat it dry instead, even if you’re in a hurry and want to dry out quickly and get moving as soon as possible.
Pat your skin gently and methodically with a bacteria-free towel, starting from top to bottom, to extract moisture from your skin’s pores without aggravating it. Being heavy handed can induce irritable skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis, which can become problematic if not treated early.
- Treat Your Skin with The Love It Deserves
Once you’re nearly dry, it’s time to lock in your skin’s moisture, applying specific moisturising products for your face, body and hair.
Fragrance-free cleansers, in small doses, are suggested for the skin, with dermatologists recommending using a small amount and not to lather it on, which can actually make dry skin worse.
The final part of your get up and go shower routine is perhaps the most important, and will leave your body and skin feeling radiant and ready for whatever your day throws at you.