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Doctor Tells People Everything That's Wrong With the Way They Shower. The Internet Won't Have it

The doctor shared the things that people are doing wrong in their shower routine and there's also research to back up his claims.
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Image Source: TikTok/@drnomzzy
Image Source: TikTok/@drnomzzy

As per the World Population Review, 90% of the population in the US prefers showering over baths, and it's an essential part of every person's routine to start of the day and possibly to unwind after coming back home. For many, it is the best free therapy session that they get in within the turbulence of their life. This is why, when @drnomzzy shared how people need to change the way they shower in his viral video, people were not too pleased about it. His suggestions like reducing the shower time and not using the loofah triggered outrage in the comment section's mind as these were the things that made the experience amazing.

Image Source: TikTok/@drnomzzy
Image Source: TikTok/@drnomzzy

The video features the doctor sharing how most of his patients react when he gives them his two cents on showering. The text along with the video reads, "When I tell patients, the best shower is one where you didn't use a loofah, kept it less than 10 minutes, didn't use boiling hot water, put shampoo on your scalp and conditioner on your ends & moisturized within 5 minutes of getting out." This is followed by a woman on the other end saying, "No it isn't." To this, the doctor replies, "Yes it is." It is hard to believe that the practice which gives people so much comfort, is actually 'unhealthy' in the bigger picture. In the caption, the expert clarifies that these practices hurt the overall skin health and therefore should be avoided.

Image Source: TikTok/@drnomzzy
Image Source: TikTok/@drnomzzy

Further research has also supported @drnomzzy and his takes, as the Dermatology Institute suggests that people should let go of the loofah while showering since it's harsh on an individual's skin. “You should avoid rubbing with a loofah or washcloth as these are too irritating and will damage the skin,” says Benjamin Garden, MD, a dermatologist practicing in Chicago. “Gently use your fingers to rub the face wash on and gently wash off.” Moreover, they also accumulate various kinds of bacteria over the passage of time. “I wouldn’t recommend using a buff puff or loofah,” Joel Schlessinger, MD, a board-certified dermatologist shared. “Loofah sponges are intimate with many unclean areas of the body and then sit around allowing bacteria to multiply within the nooks and crannies of the sponge.” 

Healthline also suggests that showers should not be longer than 10 minutes as overshowering poses a huge risk of dehydration. “The purpose of showering is to hydrate and cleanse the skin, but warm or hot showering for prolonged periods strips away natural oils of the skin and opens up our pores and allows moisture to escape,” explained board-certified dermatologist Dr. Edidiong Kaminska, MD. It is important that individuals spend an apt amount of time in showers since under-showering might not cleanse the skin properly, and leave it vulnerable to infection.

Image Source: TikTok/@j.a.boymom
Image Source: TikTok/@j.a.boymom
Image Source: TikTok/@sassaash
Image Source: TikTok/@sassaash

Viewers in the comment section just couldn't wrap their heads around the suggestions. @saltandpepperarenotspice was very clear about his decision and wrote, "This advice of not using loofah, less than 10 minutes, and no hot water, are things I’m not willing to do. But I’ll take any other advice." @babyvampirekitty was ready with the important questions, "But, like, when do we fit in the crying?"


@drnomzzy Is there an actual way to shower to support skin health? #drnomzzy #shower #showertips #skincaretips ♬ original sound - The Skin Doc

 

Please follow The Skin Doc (@drnomzzy) on TikTok and Instagram for more such self-care suggestions.

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