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10th Feb 2016

Why You Really Shouldn’t Wash Your Face In The Shower

We're guilty of this one.

Cathy Donohue

Last week, we discussed why you shouldn’t use your bathroom towel to clean your face and now there’s another major bathroom beauty fail.

A number of skin experts spoke to The Gloss and said that washing your face while in the shower is a bad idea because the warm water strips your skin of its natural oils, leaving it feeling tight and dry.

Not to mention the fact that washing your face in the shower, the same place you wash your hair, can mean you end up with residue from shampoo and/or conditioner on your face, which can in turn lead to breakouts.

Dr. Elizabeth Tanzi says that the sink is the best place to wash your face because “You can gauge the temperature more effectively and should use lukewarm to cold water, which is better for delicate faces”.

Amandine Isnard, head of product development at EVE LOM, was of a similar opinion and also advised that a little cold water works wonders: “While you can’t “close” your pores, they aren’t like doors, an icy splash is beneficial.

“A cold finish stimulates circulation and can be hugely beneficial to the overall glow of your skin”.

It makes perfect sense really because no one wants a blast of cold water at the end of their shower. NO, thank you.