How to Make the Most of Every Shower

Everyone knows how to take a shower, right? So why have we prepared a blog on ways to improve the experience? Well, because you may be accustomed to doing things are certain way that aren’t in the best interests of your body or natural resource consumption. And we just thought you’d like to know what those few things might be.

First, when washing your hair, don’t scrub your scalp with your fingernails. That can scratch and cause flaking. Instead, use your fingertips to aggressively work up a lather and wash your hair and scalp. Also, be careful not to rub strands of hair between your hands as this action can result in split ends.

Another bad habit is showering in an unventilated bathroom. Doing that on a daily basis can eventually result in mod which thrives in damp, dark places. If you don’t have an exhaust one, you would do well to get one installed and keep it running throughout your shower and for a few minutes afterwards to keep mold at bay.

Next, how long have you been using the same showerhead? If yours was manufactured before the early 1990’s, its flow rate could be as high as 5.5 gallons per minute. Today’s Water Smart replacement showerhead consume only 2.5 gallons of water per minute but still deliver plenty of pressure to heighten your shower experience.

Dry, Itchy Skin

If your skin feels dry and itchy after showering, you’re probably using the wrong soap or body wash. Try replacing it with a soap that contain stearic acid or some other moisturizing agent. You also can apply lotion immediately after your shower so your skin has a chance to retain moisture before its pores close.

Finally, don’t let a little thing like plumbing deprive you of an even more rewarding and relaxing shower experience. For information on replacement showerheads, installing an enclosed steam shower stall, and other bathroom innovations, contact Arnold Plumbing today. We’re your central Greater Peoria plumbers for all occasions.