Some people like cold showers. Some people prefer a hot shower. Still others like a warm soak. Me, I prefer a really hot shower, almost unbearable, to loosen up my muscles and relax me.
But one temperature is not good for all beauty routines that might take place in the shower realm.
According to an interesting article that I read in Prevention Magazine, we need to regulate our water temperature depending on which individual beauty routine we are trying to accomplish.
Hot Water: Hot water is great for softening hair fibers and plumping hair follicles so that hair stands up straighter and it becomes easier to get a closer, more effective, shave. This explains why when men go to a barber to be shaved, a hot towel is often first placed on their face. Itâ€™s to make the job easier and the shave closer.
Warm Water: Unfortunately, hot water is not good for showering in. Too much exposure to really hot water weakens your skins protective barrier that locks in moisture. This may explain why my legs get so dry. Instead, it is recommended that you shower in just warm enough water; not tepid but not scalding like I prefer.
Tepid Water: It is recommended that hair conditioner be rinsed out with lukewarm water so that it closes the cuticle causing strands to look shinier, healthier and less prone to frizz.
Cold Water: Remove facial cleanser with cold water to temporarily make pores look small and reduce redness.
What water temperature do you prefer to stay beautiful?
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