You would think that right after you take a shower, you would feel clean and comfortable for the remainder of the day. But if you tend to feel dirtier more quickly than you would like, you might want to look into how to get super clean in the shower, and how to make that freshness last. Not all showers are created equal, and there are a number of habits you may want to ditch if you want to feel your best for as long as possible.
"Many people lose the feeling of freshness quickly after showering and feel itchy or dry because they often spend too much time in the shower, scrub too aggressively, and use harsh products," dermatologist Rhonda Klein, MD/MPH tells Bustle. "Tepid short showers, avoidance of loofahs and other scrubbing agents, and gentle cleansers will all be helpful. It is not necessary to shampoo daily (usually 2-3 times weekly suffices) and moisturizing aggressively upon exiting the shower will all help to trap in the skin's natural oils while increasing one's skin barrier."
Everyone's skin has different needs, but if you want to maintain that feeling of cleanliness all day long, you might want to make some changes to your shower habits. Here are 11 mistakes you might be making in the shower that experts say prevent you from feeling fresh all day.