Taking a nice shower before going to bed has become a habit for a lot of people. It makes us feel nice and clean, helps us relax, and puts us in a good mood for sleep. For some people though, nighttime showers may be the cause of nasty pimple breakouts. Can showering at night really cause acne?
There are many components to a simple shower – the type of water, the soap or cleansers used to clean the skin, and the use of exfoliates or scrubs. Hard water can be more harsh on skin because it has more undissolved minerals like zinc, magnesium and calcium that can break down the skin’s proteins and dry out the skin. When the skin becomes dry and irritated, it can become even more prone to acne. Check your water supply if your water is treated or not. Having your water treated can make a difference for clearer, healthier skin.
The temperature of your shower can also make a difference to your skin’s health. Indulging in a long hot shower before bed will actua