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Relook into your shower habits this new year

| Wednesday February 8, 2023

Are you ready to make this year your best yet? As we turn the page on the calendar and say goodbye to the old, it’s time to set our sights on the future and all the possibilities it holds. Whether it’s shedding some extra pounds, pumping up those muscles, or simply shaking up your daily routine, the start of a new year is the perfect time to take a good look at our current habits and make some positive changes.

But, before you jump headfirst into your new year resolutions, let’s take a moment to reflect on something a little more unexpected: Are you showering the right way? It may sound like a strange thing to consider, but trust us, it can make a huge difference in your overall well-being. So come along with us as we explore the new year, new you and discover some surprising ways to make the most of this fresh start.

So, what exactly does it mean to shower the right way? It’s not just about standing under the water for a certain amount of time or using a certain type of soap. It’s about taking a holistic approach to your shower routine, from setting the right temperature to the products you use, and how you end your shower. By paying attention to these little details, you can not only improve the health of your skin and hair, but also your overall mood and energy levels. In this article, we will be delving into the science behind showering and sharing some expert tips and tricks for making the most of this daily ritual. So, grab your towel and join us on our journey to a new, refreshed you!

Start your shower with lukewarm water

Are you ready to elevate your shower game? Dermatologists have a little-known secret to share with you – the key to a healthier, happier shower experience is all in the water temperature. Instead of starting your shower with a blast of ice-cold water, try switching to lukewarm or slightly warm water instead. Experts recommend aiming for a temperature of around 37-38°C (98-100°F) to reap the most benefits from your shower. So, say goodbye to shivering under the cold spray and hello to a luxurious, spa-like shower experience. You’ll be amazed at the difference it makes in your skin and overall well-being.

Do a quick rinse before applying soap

One simple step that can make a big difference in the health and appearance of your skin is to start your shower routine with a quick rinse. It may sound inconsequential, but wetting your skin before applying soap can take your shower game to the next level.

By quickly rinsing off, you’ll be creating a lather that can more effectively remove dirt, sweat, and bacteria from your skin. This means you’ll be left with cleaner, clearer skin. But that’s not all – starting your shower with a rinse also helps to prevent the soap from stripping your skin of its natural oils. This is a common cause of dryness and irritation, and by avoiding it, you’ll be able to enjoy a shower that leaves your skin feeling soft and supple.

Start from your neck and work downwards

The secret to a truly effective and refreshing shower is all in the technique. And the key to that technique is starting at the top of your body and working your way down.

Think about it, your face, neck, and shoulders are the most exposed to the environment and are likely to have accumulated more dirt, dust, and pollution than the rest of your body. By starting at the top, you’ll be giving those areas extra attention and time to be cleaned properly. This allows the soap and water to work their magic, helping to remove more dirt, bacteria and giving those areas a deeper clean. It’s like giving your face, neck, and shoulders a mini spa treatment every time you shower.

Focus on your scalp and the nape of your neck

Say goodbye to greasy hair and hello to a healthy, refreshed scalp. To get the most out of your shower you should focus on targeting the areas where dirt, sweat and oils tend to accumulate – the scalp and nape of your neck. 

By focusing on these areas when showering, you’re able to effectively remove all the impurities that can cause irritation, lead to dandruff or other scalp issues. It’s like giving your hair a deep-cleansing spa treatment every time you wash it.

Apply conditioner to your hair

Conditioner is a hair care essential, especially if you have dry or damaged hair. It works by penetrating the hair shaft, providing moisture and nourishment to each strand, leaving your hair feeling soft and smooth.

But it’s not just for dry or damaged hair, conditioner can be beneficial for all hair types. For those with curly hair, conditioner can help to define and hydrate curls, preventing frizz and promoting defined, bouncy curls. For fine or oily hair, a lightweight conditioner can help detangle hair without weighing it down, leaving it looking and feeling healthy.

Think of conditioner as a hair care superpower, it helps to detangle hair, add shine, and prevent breakage, leaving your hair looking and feeling its best. It’s like a spa treatment for your hair every time you use it.

However, it’s also important to note that everyone’s hair is unique and so are their hair care needs. It’s important to pay attention to what your hair needs and to fine tune your hair care routine accordingly. Experiment with different frequencies and products to find out what works best for you. 

End your shower with a lukewarm or cool water rinse

As you near the end of your shower, it’s time to take your hair and skincare routine to the next level with a simple, yet powerful technique: the cool water rinse. Switching to lukewarm or cool water for the final rinse of your hair and body can have a plethora of benefits.

First, it helps to seal the hair’s cuticle, giving your hair a natural shine and reducing frizz. It also helps to reduce puffiness and inflammation, leaving your skin looking and feeling refreshed. Cool water also helps to close the pores, reducing the risk of acne and other skin issues.

Not only that, but it also helps to tone your hair and skin, leading to healthier hair, skin, and scalp. It’s like giving your hair and skin a mini-facial every time you shower.

So, as you step out of your shower and into the new year, remember the steps shared above to enjoy the best shower experience possible!

Another way to elevate your shower experience is by investing in a good water heater! A good water heater will ensure that you have a steady supply of hot water, so you don’t have to wait for the water to heat up before you can start your shower. It also allows you to adjust the temperature to your preference, so you can have a warm shower when you’re feeling cold or a cool shower when it’s hot outside. This can help to improve your overall well-being and make your shower experience more enjoyable.

Additionally, a good water heater can help you save money on your energy bills by being more energy-efficient. Some models are designed to use less energy, which can help to lower your monthly utility bills.

Look no further for the perfect water heating solution with Rheem! With Rheem’s Prestige Range of Instant Water Heaters, you can enjoy hot showers on demand. 

Rheem’s Prestige Instant Water Heater Series comes in 4 different colours and functionalities: (1) Rheem Prestige Platinum Instant Water Heater, (2) Rheem Prestige Platinum Black Instant Water Heater, (3) Rheem Prestige Plus Instant Water Heater and (4) Rheem Prestige Instant Water Heater

Upgrade your shower game with the Rheem Prestige Range of Instant Water Heaters! These state-of-the-art water heaters are designed to elevate your shower experience to a whole new level.

The Rheem Prestige Platinum and the Rheem Prestige Platinum Black Instant Water Heaters come equipped with a sleek touch-sensitive LCD display screen, allowing you to adjust the temperature of your shower to your exact preference with just the touch of your fingertip. But, if you prefer the classic knob control, the Rheem Prestige Plus Instant Water Heater or Rheem’s Prestige Instant Water Heater may be the perfect choice for you.

Take your shower to the next level with the 6 showerhead spray modes offered by the Prestige Platinum and Prestige Platinum Black. These modes offer a variety of options, from a relaxing and calming massage mode to an invigorating power spray, you can customize your shower experience to your liking.

Durability is key when it comes to water heaters and Rheem’s Prestige Range of Instant Water Heaters has got you covered. The water heaters are equipped with a replaceable stainless-steel heating chamber that protects against corrosion and rust, making it more durable. It is also equipped with a replaceable Incoloy heating element that not only provides faster heating but is also more corrosion-resistant.

So, take the first step to elevate your shower experience and invest in a Rheem Prestige Range of Instant Water Heaters for a spa-like experience in the comfort of your own home.

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