Mistake #1: Taking long, hot showers
After traversing the frosty tundra, there’s nothing that warms you up quite like a steamy shower. But it comes at a cost. “Taking too long of a shower can dry out our skin and lead to itchiness,” says board certified dermatologist says Deanne Mraz Robinson, MD, FAAD, and President and Co-Founder of Modern Dermatology. Try to limit your shower time to five to seven minutes and keep the temperature below 99 degrees. Anything higher can strip skin of its essential moisture and deplete the natural protective barrier of your skin, which can lead to impairments in skin’s moisture. This is the healthiest temperature for your shower, according to science.