To be very honest, there is no wrong way to take shower, but if you follow some simple tips to groom up, you can get prettier skin and hair. Here are some tips from beauty experts like, Edward Tricomi, master stylist and co-founder of Warren-Tricomi Salons, and Elizabeth Tanzi, M.D., co-director of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery. If you find on a morning, when you wake up that your skin complexion is dull, these tips would readily help you to get a better and fresh looks.
Take Care of the Temperature of Water:
According to experts, luke warm water is best for taking shower for almost all types of skin. According to Dr. Tanzi, “Warm water is best for a shower to be comfortable without drying out the skin”. Tricomi supports the statement by saying, “Avoid using very hot water because it strips the skin of its natural oils”.
Evenly Distribute the Lather:
Tricomi says, “When shampooing, make sure to distribute the product evenly—don’t just pour it on top of your head”. He further says, “Put a quarter size amount into your hands and work it in all over. Make sure to get the nape of the neck, especially if you have long hair. Most people forget that and it can actually be the oiliest area. Keep scrubbing for 30-60 seconds before rinsing.”
Leaving Conditioner for Long:
When asked about applying the conditioner for long, the master stylist Tricomi, “This really doesn’t make a difference”. He continued and said, “”The effects of conditioners are instant because by the time you get to that step, your hair is swollen from water molecules, so the conditioner can’t further penetrate your hair. Most of the benefits of standard formulas come from coating the hair’s surface to smooth and protect the cuticle. And use a deep conditioner or hair mask just once a week.”
Cleansing the Body:
Dr Tanzi explained the importance of cleansing and usage of bathing accessories. According to the doctor, “Bar soap is sanitary, and can be shared if needed, but a loofah is not”. “ They can harbor bacteria, mold, yeast, and a host of other nasty things. If you want to use one, allow it to dry completely every day and replace it frequently”, she added.
Dr. Elizabeth Tanzi recommends washing the face at the end of the shower. She says, “I recommend that my patients cleanse their faces at the sink so they can use lukewarm to cold water, which is better for delicate faces”