Shower At Night Or In The Morning? Science Has The Answer
When it comes to showers, you can either be a night person or morning person.
Some like to start their day fresh, while others like to go to bed squeaky clean.
But, is it best to shower at a certain time of the day?
Well, according to science, it depends of what your life goals are.
You should take a shower in the morning if...
You have oily skin - If you've got a problem with excessive oiliness, you might want to rinse in the morning. NYC-based internist Holly Phillips told Yahoo Health that Showering in the morning can be especially good for those with oily skin since oil can build up during the night and showers are excellent at clearing the pores.
You are a creative person - Taking a shower is a lot like meditating - it is a perfect state for coming up with good ideas.
You have a hard time waking up in the morning - Showers are great at helping you wake up in the morning. They can make you more alert and can jumpstart your metabolism.
You work out in the early morning - If you hit the gym in the morning definitely grab a quick shower after your workout.
You should shower in the evening if...
You have a hard time getting to sleep - Christopher Winter, M.D. a fellow at the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and medical director at the sleep center at Martha Jefferson Hospital told Greatist, that rapid cooling after you get out of the shower or out of the bath tends to be a natural sleep inducer. So it's a nice way to fool your body into thinking it's time to get to bed.
You suffer from dry skin - If your skin tends to get flaky and dry, relegate your showers to post-work. L.A.-based dermatologist Tanya Kormeili told Yahoo Health that Washing in the morning with a cleanser is recommended only for oily patients and not so much for patients who suffer from eczema or dry skin.
You keep your sheets clean - If you never clean your sheets there's no point getting clean before you hop into bed!
Your job makes you dirty - if you work longs hours under the sun or come into contact with dirt during the day, wash it all off before you hop into bed so it doesn't sink into your skin and make some serious skin problems arise.
You workout during the day or evening - There's nothing worse than going to bed with a sweaty face after your evening Zumba class! Wash your body at night time if you exercise in the evening.