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Why Hot Showers Are Bad For The Skin

In those cold winter months, long hot showers may seem tempting but they can actually be quite damaging to the skin. A piping hot shower can dehydrate the skin, stripping it of its natural oils and causing a loss of water and electrolytes. What this means is that your skin will begin to appear scaly, taut and irritated.

What To Do

Instead of hot showers, take it down a notch to lukewarm water and shower only once a day. This way you avoid dehydrating and damaging your skin. Plus keep your showers as short as possible. The longer you’re under the water, the more you’re exposing your skin to harm as the chlorine in tap water can be harsh and damaging to the skin. Try to keep your showers better 5-10 minutes.

Avoid unnecessary moisturisers and go for a cleanser that has moisture boosting ingredients like sodium hyaluronate, panthenol, and allantoin. We recommend the ZO Skin Health Hydrating Cleanser.

Immediately after towel drying, apply ZO Skin Health Body Emulsion Plus, which works to both exfoliate and hydrate the skin. For optimum results apply it while your skin is slightly damp and your pores are still open, allowing for better penetration and absorption.