Something you do every day, so you may not think too much about it, however, here’s some helpful showering TIPS from optimum time in the shower so as not to dry your skin, best temperature, and protecting the delicate skin of your face during your shower...
How long in the shower?
Water is drying to the skin, maximum time in the shower is 10 minutes. You don’t want to be wasting water either.
To exfoliate or not to exfoliate?
Your skin will slough off naturally skin cells when they are good and ready, from using a sponge, flannel or body brush. In the meantime those cells are protective and help your skin to retain moisture.
And please don’t use anything that contains microbeads for the sake of your skin and our environment.
How hot is too hot?
Very hot water in the shower exacerbates dryness, itchy, irritated skin and eczema by removing your skin’s naturally occurring oils. Recommended maximum temperature is 43 degrees Celsius. Think comfortably warm, not hot.
How do you protect your face skin in the shower?
Don’t ever put your face directly under the shower rose, water under pressure is far too harsh for the delicate skin of your face.
What about your feet?
You may be thinking your Shower Cream or Body Wash that you’ve just washed your body with will clean your feet as well on the way down. No, your feet definitely need their own wash and remember to do in between your toes, then thoroughly rinse so they’re not slippery.
Perspiration and moisture is the perfect environment in which harmful bacteria may grow. Protect against foot odour or fungal infections.
A sprinkle of Silk Body Powder in your shoes keeps them smelling nice and fresh too.
Cleanse and care
Keep it effective and gentle with Shower Cream and Body Washes made with plant surfactants and quince seed extract to help your skin retain moisture combined with nourishing plant oils. Surfactants do the work, not bubbles, and our Cleansing Sponge helps our Shower Cream and Body Washes to lather.
Using an overly alkaline soap is drying to your skin, plus skin’s pH is acidic, as a deterrent to bacteria, it’s important not to disrupt this protection.
Anything that’s continually moist will attract mould. Have two Cleansing Sponges on the go, one in the wash and one in use. Put through the laundry wash every couple of days and hang out on the line for a dose of UV.
Pat your skin dry, don’t rub after shower, vigorous rubbing means you’ll lose more of your natural oils.
Restore your skin after shower with nourishing Body Cream, Body Milk or Body Oil. There’s much more skin on your body than your face so natural and organic body care is just as important.
Your skin should still be slightly moist for application of Body Cream, Body Milk or Body Oil for even and economical application. With Body Oil and moist skin you’re making an oil/water emulsion directly onto your skin for rapid absorption and long lasting aromatic care.
NEW Shower Cream
150ml RRP $23
Shower Cream with its tried-and-tested formula provides a light, creamy foam containing sugar surfactants which effectively and gently cleanses your skin without being drying. Protective quince seed extract helps skin to retain moisture and plant oils provide nourishing care. Refreshing lemon and lemongrass aroma from natural and organic essential oils, developed by our own in-house perfumer, awakens your senses.
Gentle, effective, nourishing
Uplifting and energising aroma
Lemon and lemongrass essential oils to refresh and revitalise
With nourishing sunflower oil
Packaging: tube with twist-on cap, new eco-friendlier PCR material
Mild sugar surfactants make it a friendly choice for both your skin and the environment. Further sustainability is ensured by the tube, made from a combination of recycled and easy-to-recycle plastic.
Dr. Hauschka Quality
Authentic natural and/or organic skin care and make-up, certified to NATRUE standards
Free from chemical/synthetic fragrances, dyes and preservatives
Free from mineral oils, parabens, silicone and PEGs
Dermatologically tested for sensitive skin
Wherever possible, all raw materials come from controlled organic or biodynamic (Demeter certified) cultivation and are recovered under fair conditions
We don’t test on animals