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The Importance of Not Showering Too Long

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You may feel "cleaner" for awhile afterwards or get the sensation your pores are opened more, but the longer you stay in the more the steam will effectively boil your face, especially if you have a high-pressure shower head. Your face is not a tarp that you can jet-wash over and over; it's skin is delicate and highly sensitive. Prolonged exposure to heat and water pressure will strip your natural moisture barrier and dry you out more than you were when you were "dirty". I kept my showers under 5 minutes, staying extra careful not to put my face under the water stream, and my face broke out much less than when I steamed it for 20 minutes. True story.

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Agreed. I shower for no longer than 5 mins too. Any longer under hot shower and my skin goes dry. Your natural skin oil might seem to be your enemy but its actually essential for good skin.

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