There IS A Specific Time Of Day You Should Shower, And It’s Not Just For Hygiene

Humans haven’t always been as squeaky clean as we are now. It was only a few hundred years ago we’d daub ourselves in lead powder and perfume to disguise our unsavoury stench. Nowadays, along with brushing our teeth and going to the loo, having a shower is the sort of thing which is ingrained into our daily routine.

But where, in this routine, does it feature exactly?

First thing in the morning, or just before you go to bed?

Surprisingly, it DOES matter when you do shower, and if you pick the right time of day, there are plenty benefits for your skin, your mindset – even your health.

So when IS the best time to have a shower?

A morning shower may seem like a strong contender. After all, it’s crucial in waking us up and making us feel ready for our day.

“A morning shower allows for time to meditate and regroup before starting a long or hectic day,” Mona Gohara, an associate clinical professor of dermatology at the Yale School of Medicine tells The Sun .

“This mindfulness can decrease inflammation in the skin by keeping levels of a hormone called cortisol capped.”

However, while having a morning shower is also good for our skin, you may want to hold out until you go to bed if you really want to get the most out of having a hose-down. All-round, having an evening shower may be better for you.


Waiting until nighttime is best because you’re able to remove your make-up and shed all the accumulated layers of oil, dirt and pollutant which we acquire throughout the day.

Gohara added: “Your skin naturally exfoliates and replenishes itself at night, so you leave a clean slate when the proverbial factory is open.”

What is perhaps even more important is the fact we should be clean before we go bed, asserts Nancy Rothstein, who calls herself the sleep ambassador.

“A night-time shower is an integral part of your ‘preparing for bed’ routine.

“It’s time for you – no phone, no emails, just the luxury of fresh, warm water flowing over your body. Call it an opportunity to shower yourself with mindfulness!”

So there you go, if you can hang on till later, you’ll reap the benefits of showering at night.

Source: Mirror.UK

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