Essence
April 10, 2017 5:20 pm
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There’s nothing like taking a warm shower to start or end a busy day. Feeling the warm water and steam from the shower is super relaxing and feels oh, so good. But, how can you get the your best skin results from that intimate time?

We’ve found that there are two kinds of people: people who love scorching hot showers and people who believe ice cold water is the key to revival on the inside and outside.

While I’ve never understood cold showers (because who truly wants to be cold? Not me.), there have been talks about it closing the pores and giving you healthy and glowing skin.

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According to Olay Research and Development expert, Dr. Frauke Neuser, the best water temperature for shower time is 105-110 degrees fahrenheit. You may be thinking, “how in the heck would I know what degree the water is?”

Well, Dr. Neuser suggests, “If your skin turns red, the water is too hot.” Good rule of thumb!

So now that we know the ideal temp for our water, what other beauty benefits can we sneak in for the ultimate results?

Let’s talk skin. Moisturizing is key, especially in the cold winter months. Personally, if I skip lotion for a day, a dry patch is born. So it’s important to keep skin hydrated on both your face and body. “Showering can improve skin hydration, but it is important to moisturize immediately after to lock it in,” says Dr. Joshua Zeichner, an NYC-based dermatologist.

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For top-notch moisture, we like to use a hydrating body cleanser and body. Try lathering up with the new Olay Ultra Moisture Body Wash. Its new technology locks in moisture that lasts even after the shower. And the best part is it’s only $5.

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SkinFix Ultra Rich Body Butter

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Follow up with the SkinFix Ultra Rich Body Butter that is chock full of ingredients, like shea butter and coconut oil- the ultimate thirsty skin quencher.

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With this hydrating duo, you’re bound to keep your skin silky, smooth all year round.

This article originally appeared in Essence.

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