As Tempting As It Might Be, Skip Washing Your Face In The Shower

Efficiency is everything. You can always bet on me to rush through my morning routine everytime I hit snooze on my alarms one too many times. There’s one thing I am guilty of doing, washing my face in the shower. I do it, you do it, your lazy girlfriends do it. I never exactly thought it would change anything, until I realized the water temperature I prefer to shower in. Most of the time, it’s a hot steamy one which I immediately thought, is this healthy for my skin?

In an interview with The Gloss, Dr. Elizabeth Tanzi, co-director of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery, shares “I recommend that my patients wash their faces at the sink instead, you can gauge the temperature more effectively and should use lukewarm to cold water, which is better for delicate faces.”

I vouch to take the time to make washing your face a ritual. Perhaps having an earlier start to the day can only benefit my skin in the future. Let’s reserve all the cleansing to the sink area of your bathroom, ladies.