Most of us view the bathroom as a universal place to clean everything “from head to toe,” but your daily routine may not be in your favor, according to medical experts.
And experts warned that there is one part of the body that you should not wash while showering, and that is your face, especially as it is one of the most sensitive skin areas on your body.
According to dermatologists, showering may be great for cleaning the underarm area and washing hair, but it may cause a mess in your face, especially if you like to rinse it daily with hot water, as this may cause long-term damage to the skin of the face.
Dr. Rachel Nazarian, from the Schweiger group of dermatology, told the magazine Marie Claire, that “hot water and temperatures will lead to expansion of blood vessels and capillaries, and this can cause redness of the skin and exacerbate conditions such as (rosacea), which ultimately leads to To permanently break blood vessels and expand them ».
Other experts agree on that, saying that hot water can dry the face by removing it from the protective oils, but it also enhances the occurrence of wrinkles, according to the publication in “Sputnik.”
“Hot showers can cause and exacerbate fragile capillary networks in the cheeks, which leads to the appearance of unattractive and visible hair networks and exacerbates the deteriorating skin condition,” said Kay Scott, a skin care expert, in her statements to the British newspaper “Daily Mail”.
However, there is some good news, and that is that if you still want to wash your face in the shower, you should not extend the wash period beyond 10 minutes and keep the water temperature “lukewarm” at the pool temperature.
“Facial skin, like all skin types, can become very dry if there is a lot of contact with water, so the general rule of thumb is to wash the face,” Hadley King, a professor of dermatology at Cornell University’s Weill Medical School, explains to Marie Claire. It is not to prolong the period of cleaning it and use water that is not too hot, and in that case the risk of capillaries dilation is less on the face.
“As long as you are willing to make these simple adjustments to your shower, there are actually some potential benefits to washing your face,” King added. “Moisturizing and warm water make the skin particularly susceptible to gentle exfoliation and thorough cleansing, and it also reduces the chance of pimples spreading in places like Your hair line ».