Showering with hot water every day and other health mistakes we make
Posted on 18 September 2013  |    |  5 comments
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Do you enjoy a hot shower after a long, hard day? If you do, you may run the risk of exposing your skin to infection.

According to a report on AsiaOne, taking a hot shower -- and using harsh soaps -- can be harmful for the human skin as it may strip it of its oils, leaving it dry and cracked, says Dr Nick Lowe, a consultant dermatologist.

In fact, the combination may even result in infection.

One way to prevent such problems is to shower with water that is warm, or to use soap-free shower gels or aqueous cream.

Taking a steamy shower is not the only health mistake you may be making right now -- a study has shown that we may be pooping in the wrong way no thanks to the toilet bowl.

Experts have recommended squatting as the ideal way of relieving yourself for it increases intra-abdominal pressure, which encourages expulsion of human waste.

Find out more of that and other health mistakes in the gallery below.

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Cannot one. Women, the ones who enjoy long, hot showers, cannot endure cold water. Men, the ones who enjoy quick, cold/hot showers, don't give a s*** about their skin.
Never mind I'm strong enough to take it
What shower do you have at minus 5 in the morning during WINTER...?
then what should we use then? doctor had prescribed me with their "bathing lotion" and come out smelling like a candle! after so many years and millions of people having their bath...one report?
I love to bathr in a tub full of acid after a long day at work. No ,serious, our body can take some strain and we won't melt from hot water. If u feel ur skin gets scratchy, apply bodylotion...i wouldn't give up on my hot showers just cuz i dunno how to lotion my body
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