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Doctors Reveal The One Body Part You Shouldn’t Wash In The Shower
By Thanussha Priyah, 09 Oct 2020
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For most people, taking a shower means cleaning from head to toe. Though it might be easier to wash your entire body at one go, doctors have pointed out one area to ignore when taking a shower: your face.
Dermatologists note that the face is one of the most sensitive areas of your body, so it’s crucial for it to be cleaned gently. If you’re someone who takes steaming hot showers, leave out your face because the heat can cause long-lasting damage to your skin.
“Hot water and temperatures will dilate blood vessels and capillaries,” Rachel Nazarian, MD, from Schweiger Dermatology Group, informed Marie Claire. “That can leave skin red and aggravate conditions like rosacea, which ultimately leads to broken and permanently dilated vessels.”
Scalding water can also lead to dryness on the face as it extracts the protective oils on your face, and can cause wrinkles due to the reduction of natural moisture.
To keep the skin on your face protected, wash it separately with lukewarm water, or limit your shower time to under 10 minutes, per Well + Good.
[via Best Life, cover image via Shutterstock]
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