Shower Myths - Debunked
In the UK, people spend an average of 8 minutes in the shower per day. But how long should one really spend in the shower, should we shower daily or less, should we crank up the hot tap or the cold tap? We’re all aware of these classic myths, but which ritual actually works?
Fear not, our team of top showerers have dug out the facts and debunked these age-old myths so you don’t have to!
Does Switching Between Hot And Cold Whilst Showering Have Health Benefits?
Well, it does and it doesn’t… Unfortunately changing the shower temperature does not help with cellulite or tighten the skin - sad face! This is because blood vessels contract in cold water and dilate with warm, which stresses the connective tissue, which isn’t good for firmer skin or cellulite.
But here’s the good news - changing temperature whilst you shower is actually very beneficial for our immune systems. The benefits of cold showers include boosting your immune system, metabolism and a 30-second cold shower can even have an anti-stress effect!
Washing Your Hair Daily - Good Or Bad?
More and more people are joining the ‘no shampoo’ movement and only wash their hair two to three times a week. Washing every day can remove healthy oils that stop your hair and scalp becoming dry. But how often should you wash your hair? The answer is different for everyone, however, experts recommend going a couple of days without shampooing. On shampoo-free days, try rinsing your hair, massaging your scalp and applying some conditioner to the ends of your hair - this will nourish your luscious locks without drying them out.
Should You Wash Your Face In The Shower?
It might be easier to wash your body and face in the shower, however, this isn’t good for your skin. The skin on your face is very sensitive and needs to be cleaned using less aggressive means, the temperature in a warm shower tends to be hotter than needed on our face and can cause redness, irritation and in some cases, burst blood vessels!
Are Long Showers Better For You?
Sadly, long showers aren’t good for our skin, the heat from the water could strip the skin of oils that keep it moisturised, soft and smooth. Experts recommend a maximum of 10 minutes in the shower. It’s also crucial for the environment that we try and reduce our showering time - generally, they waste less water than a bath, so just by opting for a quick shower, you’re doing a little bit for the planet. If you’re looking to
Is It Safe To Shower During A Thunderstorm?
Water is the source of electricity, so it is true that using water from the line (showering, washing hands, rinsing, bathing, etc) can be dangerous during a thunderstorm, however, the risk to most households is very minimal. However, just to be on the safe side - we’d recommend believing this myth and postponing your shower until the storm has passed!
Whatever these myths say, there’s no denying that a shower is a great way to relax and unwind after a long day at the office. We have a fantastic range of Thermostatic Showers that can greatly enhance your shower experience with powerful jets of water and the ability to set a temperature which is just right for you