Healthy skin tip #8: Take cooler showers
Who doesn't love a long, luxurious, relaxing hot shower?
Surprise - your face doesn't!
Long, hot showers strip your skin of its protective oils. That makes your skin start to dry out!
It's true – standing in hot water too long is drying, not hydrating.
And when your skin is dry, it's more easily damaged.
As usual, WebMD (we love WebMD) references a medical doctor on this issue – Dr. Andrea Lynn Cambo – advising short warm showers or baths, not longer than 5 to 10 minutes.
We suggest making face-washing separate from your shower time, giving your more delicate facial skin the TLC it deserves.