Why You Should Stop Washing Your Face in the Shower

While it may be handy to remove your makeup while showering, this might actually be detrimental to your skin’s health. Because the skin on your face is considerably more sensitive than the skin on your body, it’s best to keep your face away from the shower head’s stream unless you love taking cold showers.

We at Kenyanvoice decided to investigate why something as simple as cleaning your face in the shower could be preventing you from having flawless skin.

  1. It has the potential to aggravate acne.
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Long, hot showers can deplete your skin of the natural oils it requires to keep healthy and attractive. If your skin is already dry, bathing it in the shower will simply exacerbate the problem. Applying additional moisturizer to alleviate the feeling of dryness can leave your skin more susceptible to acne and other skin problems in the long run.

2. It has the potential to change the color of your skin.

When you wash your face in the shower, your skin can get reddish. The dilation of blood vessels on your face caused by hot water in the shower might damage the delicate capillaries in your cheeks. As a result, visible capillary networks, or rosacea, a common skin ailment, may develop.

3. It has the potential to make healthy skin more sensitive.

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Normal skin is not helped by washing your face in the shower. Hot water can dry up and irritate otherwise healthy skin, causing it to become dry and sensitive. Hot showers should be avoided, particularly during the drier winter months when skin is more susceptible to dryness and irritation.

4. It can irritate your skin.

After a long shower, many people notice that their skin becomes itchy. The sensation is usually moderate and lasts only a few seconds. However, constantly washing your face in a hot shower can cause your skin to itch and even peel.

Have you ever thought about how your skin feels after you’ve had a shower? Do you prefer to wash your face in the shower or at the sink?

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