Five Showering Mistakes You Didn’t Know Were Bad for Your Health

Five Showering Mistakes You Didn’t Know Were Bad for Your Health
When you hop into the shower whether it be in the morning, post-gym session or before bed, you want it to be a blissful and beneficial experience. Here are five shower mistakes to avoid that may be negatively impacting your health.

1.The products you are lathering on your skin may contain mega-harmful chemicals which are absorbing into your body. Learn to read the labels and be health conscious about the ingredients you are cleansing with. Here are 3 heavy hitters to avoid that are commonly found in soaps, cleansers and body washes:

-Parabens: They potentially increase your risk of breast cancer. These toxic chemicals can absorb through your skin and have been identified in biopsy samples from breast tumors. They can be found in makeup, body wash, facial cleansers and shampoos.

-Synthetic colors: If the product label has FD&C or D&C listed, take it as a major red flag. Synthetic colors are said to be human carcinogens and are linked to ADHD in children. Fact: The European Union has banned them.

-Formaldehyde: May be seriously harmful to the immune system, deemed a human carcinogen by The International Agency for Research on Carcinogens and has been linked to occupational related cancers.

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2. Scrubbing with any old soap from head to toe is a major NO. The skin on your arms and legs does not generally have a lot of oil and dirt to wash away, so when you scrub these areas, it easily dries out the skin. Minimize soaping to only the oily and odor-causing parts of the body such as your face, armpits, buttocks, groin, and feet. With that in mind, the two beautiful bars in our collection are as hydrating as they are cleansing. If you lather gently and follow up with moisturizer, you are safe to use our Miracle Bar ($22) from head to toe for a full body glow.

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3. Showering in too-hot water is never a good idea. It wipes out your body’s natural oils, which your skin needs. The water temperature of your showers should be about the temperature of your skin. Keep your showers short, sweet, and not-too-hot to avoid drying out your skin.

4. An old shower pouf is bad stuff. You should be replacing any exfoliating tools and shower puffs every four weeks. They are breeding grounds for major bacteria and mold. Wash cloths on the other hand are actually totally-underrated because you can throw them in the washing machine after one use. They provide mild exfoliation and you can rotate them out frequently and economically via your laundry.

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5. Pat dry, don’t rub. Rubbing can irritate the skin. Patting gently can leave a little water on the skin which should be sealed with a thorough lathering of moisturizer that is without the toxic ingredients we’ve listed above. Our Daily Hydrating Cream ($75) is a great choice, if we do say so ourselves! This magical moisturizer is packed with benefits and is free of the toxic chemicals we have listed above. You can learn more about the amazing benefits of our Daily Hydrating Cream by clicking here.

If you’re making any of these showering mistakes, make a few changes for a more beautiful, healthy you.