Should You Shower in the Morning or Evening? Experts Weigh In

Are you the type of person who showers in the morning to wake yourself up or the type of person to shower in the evening to wash the day off? There are a lot of opinions out there as to whether it's better to rinse when you rise or rinse when you call it a night, but it actually depends on your activity. Find out what type of showerer YOU should be. shower You should be a morning showerer if... You have oily skin. “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,” NYC-based internist Holly Phillips, MD said You are a creative person (or need to be creative for your job). Showering offers a mixture of relaxation and a boost of alertness, so it's a great way to kick-start your day while keeping stress at bay. Harvard psychology lecturer Shelley Carson says, “If you were to come up with a problem that you wanted to solve creatively, and you were working and working on it and couldn’t come up with a solution, then you could put it on the back burner of your mind and allow it to stew there while unconscious processes mull it over.” You have a hard time waking up in the morning. Turn the water temperature to cold the last few minutes of your shower to provoke an extra boost of alertness. You workout in the early morning. No one wants to spend their entire day in dried sweat. You should be an evening showerer if... You have a hard time getting to sleep. “That rapid cooling after you get out of the shower or out of the bath tends to be a natural sleep inducer,” Christopher Winter, M.D., a fellow at the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and medical director at the sleep center at Martha Jefferson Hospital explains. “So it’s a nice way to fool your body into thinking it’s time to go to bed.” You suffer from dry skin. “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,” L.A.-based dermatologist Tanya Kormeili, MD says. You workout during the day or in the evening. Going to bed with a sweat-covered body can lead to clogged pores and smelly sheets. Wash up! When do you like to shower? Source: Hello Giggles Do you follow us on Instagram? [caption id="attachment_111449" align="alignnone" width="100"]snapchat code @BodyRockTV[/caption]

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