Something you do every day, so you may not think too much about it, however, here’s some helpful showering tips.
How long in the shower?
Water is drying to the skin, maximum time in the shower is 10 minutes. You don’t want to be wasting water either.
To exfoliate or not to exfoliate?
Your skin will slough off naturally skin cells when they are good and ready, from using a sponge, flannel or body brush. In the meantime those cells are protective and help your skin to retain moisture. And please don’t use anything that contains microbeads for both our environment and your skin.
How hot is too hot?
Very hot water in the shower exacerbates dryness, itchy, irritated skin and eczema by removing your skin’s naturally occurring oils. Recommended maximum temperature is 43 degrees Celsius. Think comfortably warm, not hot.
How do you protect your face skin in the shower?
TIP: Don’t ever put your face directly under the shower rose, water under pressure is far too harsh for the delicate skin of your face.
What about your feet?
You may be thinking your soap or Body Wash that you’ve just washed your body with will clean your feet as well on the way down. No, your feet definitely need their own wash and remember to do in between your toes, then thoroughly rinse so they’re not slippery.
Feet care: Perspiration and moisture is the perfect environment in which harmful bacteria may grow. Protect against foot odour or fungal infections.
TIP: A sprinkle of Body Silk Powder in your shoes keeps them smelling nice and fresh too.
Using overly alkaline soap is drying
Keep it effective and gentle with Body Washes made with plant surfactants and quince seed extract to help your skin retain moisture combined with nourishing plant oils. Surfactants do the work, not bubbles, and our Cleansing Sponge helps Body Washes to lather.
Tip: Anything that’s continually moist will attract mould. Have two Cleansing Sponges on the go, one in the wash and one in use. Put through the laundry wash every couple of days and hang out on the line for a dose of UV.
Pat your skin dry, don’t rub after shower, vigorous rubbing means you’ll lose more of your natural oils.
Restore your skin after shower with nourishing Body Cream, Body Milk or Body Oil. There’s much more skin on your body than your face so natural and organic body care is just as important.
Your skin should still be slightly moist for application of Body Cream, Body Milk or Body Oil for even and economical application. With Body Oil and moist skin you’re making an oil/water emulsion directly onto your skin for rapid absorption and long lasting aromatic care.
Dr. Hauschka Quality
- Truly natural and organic skin care and make-up, certified to NATRUE standards
- Free from synthetic chemical fragrances, colours and preservatives
- Free from mineral oils, parabens, silicone and PEGs
- Wherever possible, all raw materials come from controlled organic or biodynamic (Demeter certified) cultivation and are recovered under fair conditions
- We don’t test on animals, we test on happy to help out human volunteers