Effects of your shower temperature

‘Why is my skin so dry?’… ‘How to get rid of Eczema?’…‘Why are my cheeks always red? If these types of questions pop up in your head from time to time, it’s time to start thinking about your shower temperature.

I'll be the first to admit that we love a steaming, hot shower, especially in winter. But unfortunately, overtime, your skin will hate you for it! When the temperature of a shower is turned up too high, the hot water strips moisture from your skin. This can disrupt a healthy skin barrier as it strips the skin of healthy fats and oils that are necessary for our skin’s health.

This can lead to dehydration, skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, itchy and irritated skin, and an impaired skin barrier. An impaired skin barrier can result in sensitised skin and dehydration. This can lead to redness and inflammation on the face and skin. 

So, how do I fix this? Luke warm water is the way to go, especially in the winter when our barrier is the most fragile! Still suffer from dry skin, even though your shower is cold? We've got you, let our therapists customise a treatment plan and skincare regime for you! #edenspas