5 mistakes we commit while taking a shower

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You need to take a shower every day but did you ever think that you can be going wrong with it? All that hot shower and lather may be doing harm to your skin. Dermatologist Sejal Shah tells you what you should not do in a shower.

You take hot shower
You may prefer a hot shower because your muscles feel relaxed, but it may remove the natural oils from your skin at the same time. Hot water may also cause your skin to become itchy and dry. If you stay in a cold place, ensure that the temperature of the water is tepid and not hot.

You spend a lot of time in the shower
It can be tempting to spend 30 minutes in the shower, but a long shower can strip the natural oil and lipids from your skin that help trap the water to keep your skin moist. So try not to spend more than 10 minutes in the shower.

You love the fragrances in your soap
Soaps with fragrances also contain ingredients that can strip the moisture from your skin. They can also lead to extreme dryness or flakiness of the skin. So, steer clear of soaps that contain parabens, synthetic colours, fragrances, sodium lauryl sulphate and formaldehyde. Soaps with essential oils can be a good option.

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