Since summer is now in full swing you're most likely taking a few more showers than you normally do. Well that means it's time to review your shower habits. Read on to learn the most common showering mistakes and how to "correct" them so your skin stays hydrated and radiant all summer long.
1. You're in the shower way too long
It sure feels great to stand under a hot shower for a long time especially during a cold morning. Unfortunately standing too long in a hot shower is a common cause of dry, itchy skin. Limit your showers to five minutes max. Get in, get clean, and get out.
2. You're showering with very hot water
It may feel good to raise the temperature & indulge in a steamy hot shower but this does not bode well for your skin. Extra hot showers strip the skin of its natural lubricating oils which is why a five minute shower with luke warm water is friendlier to your skin.
3. Your cleansing products are way too strong
Another cause of dry, irritated skin is harsh, stripping bar soaps, and antibacterial soaps. Always choose cleansers that are sulphate-free (SLS) like Pure Fiji's Coconut Milk Shower Gel because even though these chemicals work to produce a foaming lather and provide that squeaky-clean feel; unfortunately sulfates may do more harm than good because they often cause dryness and irritation on the skin especially on the face. Sure they're great for cleaning but they often take away your skin's natural oils and proteins along the way.
Why You'll Love It:
This dreamy coconut milk shower gel is packed with moisturizing agents to hydrate the skin without stripping it of its natural oils, while the pineapple extracts gently buff away dead skin cells and impurities leaving skin super-soft as the power of sweet-smelling coconut transports you to paradise. It's absolutely perfect for the summer.
4. You're exfoliating with a loofah
Avoid using loofahs since they are a breeding ground for bacteria.
Instead, opt for Pure Fiji's best-selling product Coconut Sugar Rub from the pristine islands of Fiji. Fresh sugar cane crystals containing naturally occurring alpha hydroxyl acids gently buff away dead skin cells, polish your skin clean and unclog pores. A blend of cold pressed virgin coconut oil and exotic nut extracts combine to nourish and seal in moisture to reveal softer, smoother, glowingly healthy beautiful skin. It comes in tropical scents like; mango, coconut lime, coconut, orange blossom, starfruit, and more!
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5. You're not replacing your shaving blades quickly enough
When your blades are dull your skin will be more prone to ingrown hairs and folliculitis which is inflammation of the hair follicles. For best results when shaving change your razor blade every two to three shaves.
In addition, don't leave your razor in the shower because bacteria and rust can quickly take over. It's always best to let your razor sit on a clean towel and dry out after each use.
6. You're waiting too long to moisturize
Just like you do with your face it's vital that you moisturize your body while your skin is still moist. Apply Pure Fiji's Hydrating Body Lotion within 60 seconds of coming out of the shower. Look for skin-saving ingredients, such as; vitamins A, B, C and E which intensely hydrate skin. It also smells delicious - like a tropical vacation in a bottle - thanks to its unique botanical infusions and coconut milk that provide your skin with complete nourishment and protection. Organic exotic oils and essential fatty acids hug every inch, transforming skin into dewy perfection, while protecting it from harmful free radicals.
7. Wash your hair last
So you're thinking why should I shampoo and condition my hair last? That's because you want to avoid leaving any residue from your hair products on your skin and face too long.
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8. You're not letting your bathroom breathe
A poorly ventilated bathroom will absolutely result in mold because mold loves damp areas. Open your windows and keep the fan running for a few minutes after your shower to ensure moisture doesn't remain on your shower walls, the floor, and the ceiling.
9. You're shaving first
You'll always get a better shave when your hairs are well hydrated which is why you want to leave shaving until after conditioning your hair.
Skip spending money on expensive shaving foams, instead use a shower gel like Pure Fiji Coconut crème Conditioner which works just as well. It will help the razor glide over your legs and feel amazingly soft afterwards too.
10. Not rinsing enough
If you have to rush your shower then please be extra aware to rinse off all the soap residue from your skin because otherwise you'll likely feel dry and itchy within a few hours.
Our skin is our single largest organ yet we often overlook it or we have habits that without realizing it hurt our skin. Do your best to avoid these 10 mistakes and treat your body to the best natural skin care products from Pure Fiji.