As it turns out, your skincare regimen kick starts with the time you spend in your shower. Now, while you might be sure you’ve got the shower basics all sorted out, let us fill you in on how to update your shower ritual to get soft, beautiful skin. Keep these tips in mind next time you hit the shower...
- Keep water temperature in check
- Cleanse your face last
- Go gentle with scrubbing
- Keep it short
- Moisturise while skin is damp
Keep water temperature in check
As much as you love a steaming hot water bath, it is doing no good to your skin. Hot water can zap the natural oils from your skin, make it dry and open pores, thus inviting acne. Shower with warm or lukewarm water and rinse your face and hair with cold water.
Cleanse your face last
When washing hair, it is obvious some of the hair products will trickle down your face. To avoid breakouts and clogged pores due to product residue, wash your face at the very end. Also, swear by a gentle soap bar or face wash like Dove Beauty Moisture Conditioning Facial Cleanser.
Go gentle with scrubbing
Scrubbing and exfoliating is good for your skin, but remember to go easy on it. Over scrubbing can harm your skin and strip it of its moisture. Be careful and gentle while using a loofah, scrub or a bath sponge!
Keep it short
Long shower lovers, you need to limit your shower time if beautiful skin is on your wish list. Being in the water for more than 10 minutes can cause skin’s surface to break down leading to dryness, itchiness and inflammation.
Moisturise while skin is damp
Right after getting out of the shower, apply a moisturiser immediately. It absorbs well on damp skin and retains the moisture lost while cleansing the skin. Apply Lakmé Peach Milk Soft Crème Moisturizer post shower for soft, smooth skin that lasts all day.