5 Things You’re Doing Wrong In The Shower That Makes Your Skin Worse

African-American man showeringIf you are like me, showering is one of your favorite daily (hopefully) tasks! What if I told you that you could be doing it wrong? Find out what the experts have to say about the matter. Oh yeah, you’re welcome in advance.

1. Using soap 

Okay, take few breaths and let that sink in. Yes, as much as we love our bubbly suds, soap may not be as helpful as you think. According to dermatologist Marnie Nussbau, some soaps can be very harmful to skin. It can strip the oil from your skin, leaving it tight and dry.

As an alternative, try using a soap-free, water-based cleanser/body wash. “A body wash that is water-based instead of oil-based to maintain the slightly acidic pH of 5.5—so it’ll cleanse skin without drying it out”, says Nussbaum.

2. Hot water….YIKES

So it’s already bad enough that we soap up our skin daily, but the hot water is just an added touch of this poor showering experience. Hot water is bad for the skin, as it also causes it to be dry and tight after coming in contact with air