Stepping into a hot, steamy shower after battling an early morning chill can feel so exhilarating -- but there may be a downside to this winter luxury.
We all know that hot showers can be the best, especially if the minute you step outside you know you will:
A) Fight the snow
B) Battle strong whipping winds
C) Face both conditions at the same time and end up wondering why the heck you don't live in Cancun.
Still, those warm showers aren't that great for your skin. To save our skin in winter, we should take shorter, warmer ones instead.
Soap is designed to get you clean but it removes oils from our skin. Using soap to clean a few smelly areas is recommended over washing the entire body, Dr. Casey Carlos tells Today.com.
So, how often should we shower? BuzzFeed checked with two dermatologists, who said that most of us shower way too often. "We overbathe in this country and that's really important to realize," she says. "A lot of the reason we do it is because of societal norms," Dr. Ranella Hirsch told the site.
"You can probably skip the daily shower and take one every two to three days," BuzzFeed notes. (Of course if you're working out daily, you can ignore this information and hop on in.)
Also, remember to slather on more moisturizer during the winter because cold air means dry conditions.
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