The happiest moment is when you take a shower after a hard working day. This is our daily routine. You have been taking showers all your life. But how sure are you that your bathing habits are also healthy?

In fact, we spend 8 minutes taking a daily shower (this is the average shower length in America), so it turns out that you spend 48 hours in the shower each year. You probably never thought that you could be doing something wrong. While taking a shower, we waste time, and moreover, we can damage our health! Maybe you’re in need of a shower overhaul. Let’s see what you are doing wrong.

Today, we have prepared a list of 6 mistakes you are making every time you take a shower. Now is the time to fix these mistakes. Let’s check them out!

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#1. You stay in the shower too long

Staying in the shower long dries out your skin, and also, it is a tremendous waste of water. Reduce your daily shower to 5 minutes and you will save water.

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#2. Do you wash your hair last?

Firstly, you need to wash your hair and then the rest of the body. Some of the residue from hair products can remain on your face and skin even after rinsing, so you should use gentle products such as soap or cleanser to clean the remains of hair products.

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#3. You take showers that are too cold or too hot

Stop taking showers that are too hot or too cold! This will make your skin dry. The thing is, you need to take a warm shower. Moreover, you will have big savings on water heating.

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#4. Stop ignoring the routine after a shower

Never forget to blot your skin gently with a towel after a shower, and also you need to use moisturizer to help keep in moisture from the shower.

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#5. You should ventilate your bathroom properly

You don’t need mold in your bathroom, that is why you should install an exhaust fan. Turn on the fan for a few extra minutes after showering.

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#6. You probably use the wrong showerhead

How long do you use a showerhead? If it was manufactured in the '90s, it could have a flow rate of 5.5 gallons per minute. Now, showerheads need to have a flow rate of just 2.5 gallons per minute, or even less. It’s time for you to update your shower!

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The BetterMe Team wants you and those close to you to live a healthy, happy life! Your health is a valuable thing; look after your body and your mind so that you can live your life to the fullest – Remember you only get one!

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