By, Lauren Kolacki
People have been having the night time versus morning showers de- bate for years upon years with the base of their argument solely relying on their personal preference. Research has shown that there is science behind whether you should shower at night or in the morning.
For those who shower in the morning, they usually rely on this to wake them up to jump start their day. Studies show that this could boost alert- ness, creativity and is a great start to the day. Humans tend to perspire at night, therefore, a shower in the morning washes off sweat and bacteria.
Many dermatologist recommend showering at night to wash the day
off your body and face. Especially in the summer and spring months,
sweat and allergens like pollen tend to buildup on our skin. Showering at
night also is great for a good night sleep. The body naturally cools down
as bed time approaches in sync with our circadian rhythm, a shower raises the temperature again and allows for a faster cool down. This is a great way to unwind and release muscle tension.
Although not the best solution to this debate, some suggest showering twice a day. In the morning, to wake you up, and in the evening, to wash all the bacteria you picked up throughout the day. It is important that no matter when you shower, the water is never too hot, this takes the oil off your skin and can cause irritation. Make sure you are not washing your hair every time you shower, hair is made of dean skin cells, therefore, it just doesn’t need as much washing as the rest of our skin. Washing it too often can dry it out.