BY: NADIA ZAIDI
A new study says there is a specific time of the day that we should be showering. And apparently it’s crucial to our skin.
Personally, I’m an evening bather. There’s nothing more satisfying than the idea of scrubbing the day off. Maybe it speaks to my lingering germaphobia. Whatever the case, we all have a preference.
So what time of the day is best?
Turns out, evening shower fans have been doing it right all along.
That doesn’t mean that morning showers are necessarily bad, though.
Apparently showering in the morning is wonderful for your state of mind. But that’s not entirely surprising. Many people wake up with a hot shower and engrain it with morning grooming rituals. Early showers help us “meditate and regroup.” It also makes us more mindful and attune to our senses.
While that’s all good and dandy, showering in the evening is where you reap most benefits of cleanliness because you are exfoliating your skin from pollutants and dirt accumulated throughout the day.
It’s also a good time for you to prepare for bed. It helps us relax and attune ourselves to the soothing sensation of water hitting our skin.
The plethora of benefits associated with evening showers are seemingly endless.
Reasons that showering at night is best
You have all the time to luxuriate and relax. Nowhere to go, and no stress associated with emails, phone calls or time restrictions.
Cuts down on time to get ready in the morning.
Improves your sleep. Studies show that warming your body at night by a shower induces sleep.
It helps clear your skin and reduces breakouts and the formation of excess oil.
If you suffer from allergies, it helps to reduce their severity by washing away allergens in the skin and hair.
If you live in a cold climate, showering in the morning can cause shivers. Showering at night will increase your body temperature and keep you warm.
Makes your sheets clean. Sleeping without showering off all of that build-up accumulated throughout the day will crowd your sheets with dust, pollen and sediments.