How to shower properly: the perfect shower routine

Showering is one of the most important things you can do for your body and mind. However, many people don’t know how to shower properly. This can lead to a lot of problems such as bad odor. So, in this blog post, we’re going to teach you how to shower properly.


What you need to know about showering

Before you start showering, you need to take care of some basic requirements. You need shampoo, a towel, a washing cloth, a hairdryer, a brush, a shaving machine and a mirror. You also need to be aware of the following:

-Showering is an essential part of your hygiene. It helps clean your body and mind and helps keep you feeling fresh all day long.

-Showering takes time. You have to rinse every part of your body.

-It’s best to shower in the morning or after you’ve got a good night’s sleep. This way, you won’t have any temptation to stay in bed all day long.

-When using a Shower Head, be sure to use lukewarm water instead of hot water. This will help to clean as much as possible.

-It can take some time before the water is warm. You can aim the showerhead at the floor so that you don’t get cold or hot water over you. Feel the temperature with your elbow and see if it is OK.

How to begin

Once you have rinsed yourself, it is time to get soap. Start with washing your hair. 

The best way to clean your hair is to make it wet and apply a mild shampoo. Some shampoos have harsh chemicals and these should be avoided. You have to let the shampoo do its work for a few minutes before you rinse your hair. Shampooing will remove all the dirt, oil, and sebum from your hair. It will also cleanse it of the built-up products that have been on your hair. 

Some people argue that you don’t need to use shampoo for your hair as cleaning with water and the natural strength is enough. 

Once you have washed your hair, it is time to soap your body.  You can stop the water to do this but it can get colder. Aiming the water in a different direction is a great middle ground. Make sure that your hair doesn’t get wet anymore.

You can add soap to the bath cloth and begin washing. Most people begin with their upper body and then move towards their legs and feet. It is a great moment to inspect your body to see if everything is still OK. You might have to add more soap from time to time. Don’t add too much soap from the begging. Once you are soaped in, it is time to rinse yourself. Make sure that the soap is completely removed.

How long should you shower for?

The recommended shower time is three minutes. This is just enough the apply soap and rinse it off. However, you can shower longer, as long as it’s not too hot or too cold. Showering for more than 10 minutes is often seen as a waste of water and energy. It can be quite relaxing to take a shower though. A lot of people get ideas in the shower because it allows their minds to wander.

A lot of showers have 2 showerheads. You can use only one to clean yourself. The handheld showerhead allows you to focus on certain areas. The overhead showerhead is more comfortable as you don’t have to hold anything.

Showering every day is not needed and is not ideal. Taking a shower every 2-3 days is often enough, depending on your work and climate.

Types of shampoo

 There are shampoos for the body and hair. Some combine these. One of the most important things you can do is to use a scented shampoo. A good scent will help to take away the bad odor and make your shower experience more enjoyable. You can check the ingredients of your soap to make sure that it has good elements. Some shampoos use ingredients that are of questionable quality. 

Types of bath cloths

You can wash yourself with a piece of fabric. This is commonly called a bath cloth. It is easy to spread soap over your body using this. You have to wash and clean this after every shower.

Some people prefer to use a scrubber for hard to reach places. This can come on a stick so that you can use it easily. Some of these are quite rough though. They can also be harder to clean.

It is a great idea to put on fresh clothes after a shower.

What temperature of water should you use?

When you shower, use the water at a temperature that is comfortable for you. Don’t use water that is too hot. It is a great idea to change the temperature settings from time to time as this element of your shower can get blocked if you never change it.

A lot of people enjoy singing in the shower. If you have a waterproof radio, you can listen to music or podcasts while you shower. It can be a lot of fun to do this!

 Shaving yourself

Hot water can soften your body and open pores. This makes it easier to shave. A lot of people use a shaving machine under the shower. Make sure that you get a model that can do this! Not every model is able to do this. You can also get blades to shave if you prefer this. It is a great idea to collect the hair instead of flushing it in the drain as this can clog things up. Installing a hair catcher is a great idea.

How to dry yourself afterwards

After you shower, you need to dry yourself off. You can take a big towel so that it is easier to do this. Start with your face and work your way down. The water flows down from your body so this is the most efficient way to do it. Make sure that you are completely dry. You can place a towel on the floor outside the shower or dry yourself inside the shower. If the room is cold, drying yourself inside the shower can be more comfortable as the heat of the water is keeping that area warmer.

 If you want to dry your hair, you can use a hairdryer or an automatic brush. Be careful that you don’t use these nearby the shower as water and electricity don’t go together!

Dry the shower

It can be a great idea to dry the shower after you are done.  This keeps it clean. This can be done with a towel or squeegee. Water can leave stains. If you clean it, the chrome will last longer and your shower will sparkle for longer.

In this post, we have discussed how you can shower. It can be a lot of fun but make sure that you do it right!  This includes getting the right oils and gels.