1 / I start with the body or the hair?
If there are really no rules, the pros recommend starting with the hairespecially if you use a shampoo treatment. In fact the antidandruff or rebalancing formulas require a time of exposure of 2-3 minutes to be able to act on the scalp . You can use it to wash the body and then rinse it off.
Avoid using the same product for the body and hair as this can create imbalances: hair that regraires, skin that dries for example.
2 / What is the ideal duration and temperature?
Shower too long and water too hot : a duo not only aggressive for the superficial layers of the skin but also hurts the blood circulation. The pros recommend 3 minutes of ablutions .
If you find that it’s a bit short, you can stay up to 10 minutes. And temperature side, avoid exceeding 37 ° C not to create a thermal shock that could cause severe dehydration.
3 / What is a surgras soap?
Among the “syndets” (contraction of the name “synthetic-detergent”) that wash the skin without attacking it, there are breads or gels said “surgras” . These are enriched with glycerin, shea butter or oils, which nourish the skin intensely upon application and without exposure time.
Who is it for ? This type of product is mainly intended for very dry skinbecause they also protect the skin from very calcareous waters and deposit a nourishing and protective film.
4 / Does a product that foam a lot wash better?
It is a received idea that has the hard life! The amount of foam depends on the surfactants used . The sodium laureth sulfate that we often find, foam a lot but is not soft with the skin! There are other milder ones today, such as sodium lauroyl methyl isethionate from coconut , which has less foam but is just as effective in terms of skin cleanliness.
It’s good for who? If you have fragile skin , products that foam little can make life easier. Draw in sulfate- free shower gels , organic shower creams or washing powders.
5 / Are the scrubs on wet skin?
This is preferable because moistening the skin allows the dead cells to detach more easily at the time of scrubbing, without risk of irritation.
The right gesture: Apply the scrub on the body in circular motions, emphasizing the rough parts such as heels and knees. Always rinse with the same type of movement to rid the skin of grains.
6 / Shower gel or soap how to choose?
Today you will find the same benefits in both textures. Be aware however that solid soaps often contain fewer ingredients: aficionados of the natural therefore turn more often to them.
They are also very suitable for people who travel because they take up less space and often allow more uses. The shower gels are often preferred by the most sensitive skinbecause they are less detergent, and therefore softer with their hydrolipidic film.
The good reflex: For one as for the other, look at the composition of the product , prefer washing bases of vegetable origin, more delicate and respectful, or products with a list of short ingredients.
7 / Is the shower flower a good ally?
If it transforms the shower gel into a dense and creamy foam and gives the skin a daily micro-exfoliation, the dead cells tend to stick to it, which can quickly turn it into a real nest of bacteria .
The right gesture: If you are addicted, rinse thoroughly after each shower, dry in a less humid atmosphere than in the bathroom and change at least once a month.
8 / Is it better to shower in the evening or in the morning?
In the morning, the shower is invigorating and invigorating , it allows the body to wake up. It is also a good choice for oily skin that needs to be rid of sebum produced at night.
In the evening, the shower has more relaxing virtues , especially if you have trouble getting to sleep and it allows the dry skin to benefit from a first nourishing action, with a shower oil for example, boost regeneration night. Whatever your choice, a shower a day is sufficient, more, you risk to attack the skin.
9 / Which soaps to choose for the whole family?
In the opinion of dermatologists, soap-free cleansers are one of the best choices to meet the needs of skins from all over the family , be they in the form of gel, dermatological bread or washing oil because they are less drying and often closer to the pH of the skin than others.
The good reflex: The pros recommend changing textures according to the season. The washing oils rather during the winter and the gels in summer for example.
10 / Finish with a jet of cold water, it’s so important?
Yes because it has a very invigorating effect on the skin but also on the blood circulation. You can, on the other hand, be content with a fresh water jet, if you can not really stand the cold water , the difference in temperature will have a beneficial effect anyway.