Is It Bad To Wash Your Face In The Shower?
We all know that your little day-to-day habits are what keeps your skin look good in the long run.
Washing your face is one of them. But does it still count if you just do it in the shower?
A face wash in the shower is a quick, easy way to get rid of dirt and grime. But is it bad for your skin in the long run?
Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of washing your face in the shower so that you can make an informed decision about what works best for you.
The Pros Of Washing Your Face In The Shower
One of the biggest benefits of washing your face in the shower is that it saves time.
If you’re short on time in the mornings or evenings, washing your face while you’re already in the shower can help get rid of dirt and grime without needing to spend extra time in front of the sink.
Also, I think we can all agree that washing your face in the shower is the lesser evil to not washing your face at all.
But washing your face in the shower can in fact be beneficial if your skin is temporarily more sensitive, such as from sun burns or a reaction to a product.
The reason is that on the daily, you might be used to scrubbing your face with a cloth or an exfoliator. You maybe wouldn’t think of it but if your skin is bothered, carrying on with your usual routine might aggravate it even more. The running water from a showerhead can be gentler than using a cloth or sponge to scrub away dirt and makeup.
The Cons Of Washing Your Face In The Shower
Although there are some benefits to washing your face in the shower, there are also some potential drawbacks. One of these is that it can be difficult to control how hot or cold the water is when you’re standing under a stream of running water.
For example, if you have acne-prone skin, using hot water on your face can be irritating and cause further breakouts. In addition, many people use harsher cleansers when they’re taking a full-body shower as opposed to using something more gentle on their faces. This could lead to dryness, irritation, or even breakouts depending on what kind of cleanser you’re using.
Ultimately, whether or not it’s bad for you to wash your face in the shower depends on your skin type and what kind of products you’re using.
For one, oil cleansers and cleansing balms need to be rinsed off with warm water. If you only have hot tap water in the shower, wash your face in the shower.
Cleansing gels or beauty bars that are not based in oils and get rinsed off easily will work a bit better outside of shower, because you will probably leave them on for a longer time. That’s the only difference, though - you will be wasting off your product.
If you have sensitive skin or are prone to breakouts then it might be best to avoid washing your face while taking a full body shower due to potential irritation caused by harsh cleansers or hot water temperatures.
However, if none of this is an issue then washing your face while taking a quick rinse off can save time and remove dirt and debris from daily activities — just make sure that whatever product you use is gentle enough for everyday use…Or, better, get a tailored product from a dermatologist.