8 Showering Habits May Be Harmful Or Good For Your Body And Help You Shed Pounds Faster!

Date January 11, 2018 16:38

Hot or cold? Daily, 3 times a day, or once a week? Those are the questions we may ask about the benefits of taking a shower. Do you shower just to stay clean, or is it a way to enjoy the life and keep your body healthy and toned? These 8 habits all have pros and cons to deal with. If you know how to shower right, you can stay clean and keep shedding the extra pounds!

Some seemingly simple habits can be extremely detrimental or beneficial for your health.

8 contrast shower habits:

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1. Water temperature: contrast shower pros and cons

Contrast shower is about alternating water temperature from hot to cold and backwards. From ancient times, it was used to stay in good health and for training one's character and perseverance.


  • visiting a shower unit helps you feel more alert in the mornings;
  • it stimulates blood circulation;
  • it tones up your skin;
  • it boosts your immune system;
  • supposedly, it helps the body burn more calories.



  • you can get a cold or worsen your health condition if you're already feeling ill;
  • if the water is too hot, it washes away skin sebum and creates more wrinkles;
  • showering few times a day may evoke skin irritation and dryness.

How cold is too cold?


Taking a Jet shower is the best option because your skin and muscles receive a nice massage while showering. However, do not take your contrast to extreme! Start with the temperature difference of 10 degrees Fahrenheit and gradually increase the gap. The ideal is to move it up to 45 degrees Fahrenheit. 


2. Leaving items in the shower box

Surely, one needs a number of shower supplies to make this experience not only healthy, but enjoyable as well:


However, keeping all these items in the shower box is a bad idea. The next time you come to enjoy yourself, you'll have a naughty company - germs that settle down on your shower supplies.

3. Attention to cleaning


Standing water in the shower box, in the windows, and in the curtains can generate mold and bacteria, which can be harmful to your health. So, please, clean the shower after you get done there!

4. Showering time

Try to shower for 10 minutes. A very long shower can remove the protective layer of skin and hair, which can cause skin problems and hair loss, not to mention the waste of water.

Also take your time after the shower and chill out a bit before you go out. Avoid taking conrast shower right before you go to bed, otherwise you may have trouble falling asleep.

Moreover, you may also want to keep a scale in your bathroom to check the weight daily.

And, of course, never miss a chance to sing away in the shower a capella or turning your favorite music on!


"My favorite way to blow off steam is to sing obnoxiously loud in the shower." - Chris Pratt

5. Washing the hair daily


The natural oiliness of the hair, ideal for hydration and protection, does not withstand a daily washing. Try to alternate the days you purify your hair, or wear your shower cap when taking a contrast shower.


6. Excessively rubbing the skin


The use of astringent compounds, exfoliating, too much soap, and very rough sponges, or even using too much strength to dry your body with a towel, can have a negative impact on your skin. So be moderate in what you do.

7. Using hair conditioner on the scalp


It can leave your hair oily or greasy, contributing to dandruff and allergies. Pick your shower supplies wisely. Make sure they are organic and do not evoke allergies.

8. Taking several showers a day

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One shower a day is more than enough. Do not overdry your skin by being too focused on staying clean all the time. Pick the best time of your day to enjoy your contrast shower.

These 8 habits can either make your life better or cause some negative consequences for you health. Be wise in how you handle your body.

READ ALSO: 5 Possible Consequences Not Taking Shower For 2 Days For Your Body

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