Warm Water Is Just Right for Your Skin
Hot showers can strip your natural oils and dry your skin. For healthy skin warm water is best for a shower to be comfortable without drying out the skin. Try to avoid using extremely hot water when you can. Hot showers may feel incredible, but hot water dries out the moisture from your skin. If you really feel like you need to take a shower that’s hot enough to turn your skin red, do it only for a couple moments and then turn it down to lukewarm.
Also, it’s all about quality of your shower should ideally last 5 to 10 minutes. Showering twice a day can seriously dry out your skin. It may seem like more water means more moisture, it's actually the opposite—over-showering strips the skin, making it even drier
Daily Exfoliation Nourishes and Removes Dull-Skin
Exfoliation means allowing the top layer of skin to be nourished. Put simply, it’s just removing your dead dull-skin and allowing oxygen to penetrate the lower layers of skin. When you hear a doctor say exfoliation shouldn’t happen every day, they’re talking about standard scrubs, which can be like using sandpaper on your skin.
Proper exfoliation is best done over time and as a nightly event. Think of it like eating healthy, doing it once or twice a week is good, but a daily routine of healthy eating is the best for your health.
Keep Bacteria in Your Shower and Bath to a Minimum
A loofah can harbor bacteria, mold, yeast, and other disgusting things. Bar soap is sanitary and can be shared with loved ones and family members if needed.
If you still want to use a loofah to exfoliate, make sure it dries completely every day and replace it regularly and most dermatologists advise getting rid of your loofah's altogether.
Don’t Wash Too Much, for a Quick Cleanse, Focus on Your Smelly and Dirtiest Areas
Your arms & legs don't always need a daily cleansing. For a fresh scent and quick shower wash your underarms, groin and feet and the best place to start is showering top-to-bottom lets the soap work its way down. If you are acne-prone, washing your face, underarms, groin and then your feet.
But Don't Skip Washing Your Body
We’ve all done the armpit sniff, what you smell is the products related to bacteria breakdown of keratin protein on the surface of your skin. There are millions of bacteria swarming all over your body but your germ business can get out of hand.
We encounter all sorts of microbes throughout the day, and when we don't bathe, they can end up in the eyes, nose, or mouth, which makes it easier for germs that cause skin infections to upset the balance of good microbes. It goes without saying that skipping a day of showering can be good for your skin but don't take that as license to never step foot in your shower or bathtub again.
How to properly wash your Vagina
There are good bacteria inside your vagina that keep its pH clean and healthy. What this means is, it doesn't need any scrubbing at all and risk throwing off your natural pH and causing infections like yeast infections or bacterial vaginosis.
What about the vulva, female external genitals? Since the vulva has more exposure to dirt and also sweat, you should be cleaning it in the shower, like you would as clean any other body part. It's best to use an all-natural mild soap that doesn't have any strong fragrances, and definitely not a loofa. Less is more when it comes to ingredients.
How to keep your penis clean
You owe it to your penis to always keep it clean and healthy everyday. Gently wash the penis with warm water daily when you're having a shower or bath. If you have a foreskin, pull it back gently and wash underneath to keep a cheesy-looking substance called smegma from gathering. Smegma is a natural lubricant that keeps the penis moist.
It's found on the head of the penis and under the foreskin. You owe it to yourself and your partner to clean this area fresh and clean. Gently wash your penis, the base of the penis and the testicles once a day with warm water is sufficient to maintain good hygiene. Use an all-natural mild soap to reduce the risk of skin irritation.
Since we’re down there, don’t wash your whole ass, wash your asshole, and perineum
Toilet tissue may help in getting rid of larger fecal matter, but it doesn’t remove it and it also leaves behind a lot of germs in the perineum, which can be the cause of urinary tract infections. The perineum is the space between your anus and your vulva or the scrotum and the penis. Keeping the perineal area between the vagina and anus or scrotum and penis clean is important, too. Good perineal hygiene is necessary and helpful to keep this area clean while menstruating or after sexual intercourse. Gently washing with an all-natural bar soap at least once a day in the shower or bath is a reliable and hygienic way of removing fecal remnants from the area between your anus and genitals. You’ll feel fresh and clean throughout your day or before you go to bed and your partner will thank you too. But beside this, why is genital hygiene important?
Reduces risks of spreading E.coli and other bacteria to intimate area. It is estimated that 60 to 70% of women will experience at least one episode of urinary tract infection (UTI) during their lifetime. UTI is caused by bacteria that come from the perineum and anal area.
Keeps your underwear clean. If you work out or live in a humid environment, then your sweat flows down your spine and spreads the shit and bacteria to your underwear and thighs.
Bad personal hygiene is number 1 turn off for both sexes, so keep it clean people.
Cleanse Your Body and Skin with Care Especially If You Have Sensitive Skin
For people with sensitive skin, closing your bathroom door adds humidity and helps sensitive skin soak in the extra moisture. Keep in mind traditional grocery store bought soaps, known as detergents can strip the protective oil from your skin and healthy pH balance.
One of the most important characteristics defining the quality of true bar soap is that they are manufactured as Grade 1 soaps made with a minimum 80% TFM (Total Fatty Matter). Simply put, the higher TFM of soap, the better its cleansing ability, add the moisture back while being gentle on your skin.
Choose soap made with Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Shea Butter or Glycerin as a moisturizer. The best products for your skin are all-natural, hypoallergenic, paraben-free, cruelty-free, phthalate-free and vegan. Rinse your skin thoroughly to ensure no soap or cleanser remains on your skin.
Try Not to Scrub Your Body and Face Too Hard
Exfoliating has numerous benefits; including removing dead skin cells and promoting new cell growth. While it's good for your skin, it's important to try not to overdo it.
Exfoliate only once a day, otherwise it can be too irritating. Shaving your legs, intimate area and face also counts as exfoliating, but don't scrub too aggressive on your legs immediately after you shave.
Give a Holistic Ayurvedic Shower or Bath a Try
We understand it can be tempting to skip your daily shower or bath due to frigid weather, oversleeping or coming home from a busy day at work. The Ayurvedic form of medicine seeks to treat and integrate your body, mind, and spirit using a comprehensive holistic approach.
Traditional Ayurvedic texts maintain that bathing regularly, at least once a day has multifaceted benefits that go beyond ordinary cleansing to holistic hedonistic bathing. Here’s how it can boosts your health and energy:
Clears your fatigue and tiredness.
Improves your circulation.
Opens up your pores and eliminates toxins.
Reduces your blood pressure.
Eases your muscle aches.
Helps you rejuvenate by inducing calmness and relaxation.
Helps you achieve a youthful looking skin and appearance.
Helps you get a good night’s sleep.