Should You Shower at Night or in the Morning?

3 years ago

Is it better to take a morning shower or evening shower? Does the time of day you take a hot shower really matter?

Dermatologists say that an evening shower is good for your skin because it cleans it before sleep. Basically, there's always something in the air (dirt, germs, pollution, other grime) and the last thing you want to do is leave that on your skin.

If you're an allergy sufferer, a night shower is best to wash pollen or other allergens off your skin and hair before you try to go to sleep.

Sleep experts also note that a nighttime shower changes your body temperature and circadian rhythm in a way that may help you get to sleep faster and more easily. You might wake up with bed head from sleeping with wet hair all night, but it's up to your personal preference.

On the other side, if you are a morning person, and stick to showering during your morning routine, a morning rinse is said to help you get up and get creative.

Regardless of the time you prefer to shower, keep your water temperature mild. Experts say that it's better to use lukewarm water instead of taking a hot shower; steamy showers may feel great, but they also dry out your skin, especially if you have sensitive skin, dry skin, or acne-prone skin.

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