These days we’re all low on time. We seem to be living in an era when the days, weeks and months whizz by so quickly that we go from Valentine’s Day to New Year’s Eve in the blink of an eye. And because of this, speed, convenience and efficiency are key to everything that we do. But not when it comes to caring for our skin…
Simplifying your skincare routine
When it comes to complicated skincare routines, we’ll do anything to streamline it as much as we can. Who has time for a seven-step cleanse, tone, serum, eye cream, moisturiser, oil, mist routine? While we can cut, merge or postpone some steps in our skincare routine, one that really does need to be completed is the cleansing part.
To save time, many of us just whack on our face wash in the shower while lathering up or letting our locks soak in conditioner. Multi-tasking to the max. But it turns out that this might not be the best idea…
According to skincare and skin health expert, Jasmin Vico, you should never wash your face in the shower because, understandably, the skin on the face needs to be treated differently to the skin on your body. And this is especially the case when it comes to water temperature.
Jasmin, who is the facialist to actresses like Jodie Comer has revealed that the water temperature you choose to use for your body to be comfortable during a shower can be damaging to the skin on your face.
“As tempting as a long, hot shower might seem in winter, it can be damaging for the skin and can cause both redness and irritability,” Jasmina told Stylist.
“Hot water also dehydrates the skin and can cause inflammation. So for those reasons, your face should always be washed with tepid water.”
Sounds pretty simple to us!
If you think about it, when washing your face in the shower you’re probably using a lot more water than you would if you wash in the sink. So making the quick switch from the shower could be better for the environment too!
You might have to schedule in an extra couple of minutes for that trusty skincare routine…
Words: Aleesha Badkar
A scent obsessed beauty editor with a flair for fashion and an affinity for anything kawaii. When she’s not researching skincare ingredient lists for the latest low-down on what this or that compound or chemical does on the skin, you can expect to find her off-loading stress at the gym, enjoying a salsa dancing social or hunting for the latest fragrance.