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Are you bathing properly? Here's why you might not be

September 1st 2022, 5:04:07 pm

We know you are an adult who has been bathing for years but have you actually been bathing well?

Exfoliating gloves should be used once or twice a week [istockphoto]

You might think you have been bathing properly but you are wrong. For instance, do you know that it is not necessary for you to bathe every day, especially in extremely cold weather because bathing every day strips your skin of some essential moisture?

Well, here are some shower tips;

We know you thought you could use your mesh sponge or loofahs for many years but nope! You are to dispose of them after at least two months.

You are constantly using it to wash the dirt off your body and it gets filthy. You can use the same sponge for years.

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Even though a hot water shower can feel good and calming, it will make your skin dry. Hot water can also lead to psoriasis and eczema. It’s much better to use lukewarm water.

Except it is the bottom of your feet, do not use a hard brush for your skin or scrub it too hard, always use a soft sponge.

After bathing, make sure you rinse your sponge and leave it out to dry. This is so important. You don’t want to be bathing but still have dirt accumulating on your skin.

Many Nigerians think an exfoliating glove is the same thing as a bathing sponge, but they cannot be farther from the truth.

You are supposed to use an exfoliating sponge for exfoliating your skin once or twice a week and not every single day. Over-exfoliating your skin will leave it dry and flaky and prone to infection.

Temi Iwalaiye
Temi Iwalaiye is a lifestyle Reporter at Pulse. She loves to write - about anything and everything.

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