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Body Talk 11/2/18


When it comes to showering,most people will either have one first thing in the morning or last thing at night. But which is correct? Some experts say that a shower in the evening aids sleep, whereas others say a morning shower is best to kick start the day.

Both have their pros and cons. An evening shower washes off the dirt and sweat of the day, which gives you a better sleep and better skin. By the end of the day your body is covered in all sorts of allergens which can irritate the skin. If nothing else you should be cleaning your face to cleanse off all the excess oils and prevent spots or acne from developing.

Showers help to regulate the body’s temperature, and can work as a stress reliever too, regulating the adrenal glands. Skin regenerates at night and you will shed lots of dead skin cells, which is why it’s important to wash your face before bedtime, giving the new skin cells a chance to flourish. However,that is also a good case for showering in the morning, to get rid of all the dead skin.

A morning shower can help you, if you’re feeling stressed, to be a little more creative. Your cognitive processes relax,renew and regenerate. For men, warm water can soften the skin and help with shaving.

Don’t shower too much either, as it can dry out the skin and deplete your body of its natural lubricants.

So there is no conclusive evidence which is best, so maybe a mixture of the two to find out which works best for you.

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