Are you showering all wrong? You probably didn’t know that there was a right and wrong to showering, but Dr. Derek V. Chan, a New York-based cosmetic and medical dermatologist who was recently interviewed by the Daily Mail explains how you should be showering.
Dr. Chan explains that he recommends that people shower once a day and that you should use a moisturizer within five minutes of exiting the shower if you have exzema.
Warm showers are better than hot ones since hot showers can reduce moisture in the skin.
When you are washing your hair, Dr. Chan explains that you should massage a shampoo or conditioner into your scalp and then leave it on for approximately two to three minutes. If it’s a shampoo for dandruff, then they should leave it in for 3-5 minutes.
In general, exfoliates aren’t necessary but they can help with acne and clogged pores. Use a gentle exfoliation 1-2 times a week on the face. He says not to squeeze at pimples since it can cause scarring and color changes.
And that should be all that you need for your shower!