If you ask us, showers and multitasking were made for each other. We’ve brushed our teeth in the shower, sang countless melodies in the shower, and have even completed our entire face washing routine under our own personal waterfall! But apparently, we’ve been doing it all wrong. Face-washing in the shower, that is.
During an interview with The Gloss, dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Tanzi revealed that the sink should be the only place where we cleanse our facial skin.
A burst of cold water—which you probably don’t want in the shower—can also work wonders when it comes to your skin. Eve Lom product developer Amandine Isnard states, “A cold finish stimulates circulation and can be hugely beneficial to the overall glow of your skin.”
Since the skin on our face is typically more sensitive than the skin on our body, temperature matters. While hot water can help open your pores (making it easier for skincare products to clean deep), it can also dry out your skin and strip your face of its natural oils. That’s why you should try to keep your face away from the shower head’s stream or use warm water instead when you’re getting your shower on. While you’re at it, celebrity facialist Joanna Vargas recommends that we avoid using the same soap we use in the shower.
Our shower towels are also standing between us and perfect skin.
Alright, so no more shower face washing, soap, or towels. But at least we can still sing our ballads.