6 Reasons Why You Must Avoid Bathing With Hot Water (you Don’t know this)

Dose it interest you to know that the little things you do thinking it was cool and better, was affecting you negatively.  Coming to think of it, everyone sees hot water as a germ and bacteria killer, and using it on our skin is gonna kill them.  But that’s off, when it comes to humans skin. The advantage in doing that can’t measure up with the danger and damage it causes.

What can i get from bathing hot water?

A frequently asked question, we get this almost all the time.  We now made a wide research about bathing hot water, which we got numerous negative answers. Continue reading to know answers we’ve got, and how to stay safe..

1.Hot Bath Darkens Your Skin

When exposed to over heat this can occur(UV light), due to the production of melanin. Our skin reddens as a result of submerging or coming in contact with hot water. It is is due to the increased blood flow to the affected areas. Darkened skin is due to the increase in blood flow. Over time your skin will revert to your original shade.

2. Help Grow(worsens) Your Pimples

This sounds crazy right?  hot water in your shower isn’t as purifying and bacteria-killing as you might think.  It helps spread the pimple causing bacteria all over. according to medical expert. Neil Sadick, MD, of Sadick Dermatology. “ Hot water  allow the natural secretion of sebum and acne-causing bacteria, it opens pores and stimulates excess sebum production that leaves it prone to further irritation” he said.      He claims the best strategy is to use lukewarm water in the shower.

3. Damages Your Skin Cells,Tissues,Veins.

Extra hot showers can force your skin into a state of stress,” according to skincare expert Cecilia Wong. Remember, your outermost layer of skin, the epidermis, is your body’s largest organ—and too-hot water can really damage your skin cells and tissues, which can cause broken capillaries and rashes.

4. Your Body Opens Up For Infections

Infection? Yes hot water increases your chance of getting infected. How?

According to  Cecilia wong, hot water can cause tiny tears in your skin, and this can cause cell damage, breakouts, and infections. This occurs when the extreme heat from the water causes the skin to burn (and blister). Yikes upon yikes.  wong explained.

5. Hot Bath Causes Your Skin To Dry Out

Hot water washes away skin’s natural protective oils, your skin will be dry, tight, and itchy after taking a shower with a too-high temp, which is so not fun to deal with.  dry skin can trigger symptoms of eczema and cause the area to become itchy, known as pruritis, also increasing the likelihood of bleeding.

6. Hot Bath Effects On Your Hair

According to experts and research teams..

Washes away hair colour .  Kevin Ryan, editorial ambassador for UNITE, explains that—especially if you color your hair— water that’s too hot can open (and damage) the cuticle, which can cause dryness and fading color.

Hair breakage. Washing your hair with water that is too hot can dry out your hair and scalp, making hair brittle and more prone to breakage.

Causes dry scalp.  (Scalp is the skin covering the head, excluding the face).

 Dry scalp  can cause scaly flakes, and  dandruff.     With dry scalp the skin gets irritated and flakes off, to cause dandruff.  Dandruff on the scalp causes too much oil on the scalp, and excess oil causes skin cells to build up and then shed.

How To Stay Safe

Knowing the negative effect of hot water, we don’t advice you going into cold water often, but rather, use lukewarm water, that will keep you safe.

  • Solution/Preventive measure according to skincare expert Cecilia Wong ? Wong suggests aiming for lukewarm water—limiting your time to 10-15 minutes—and use a natural, moisturizing body wash to prevent skin from becoming damaged and dry. She adds that taking baths or hanging in hot tubs is safe as long as you do not exceed more than 15 minutes and the water is not boiling hot. “Sitting in extremely hot water for a long period of time is very damaging—think of it as a similar effect to boiling your skin,” she warns.
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