HOUSTON (KPRC) – Did you know that there is a really good way to bathe?
According to a dermatologist, there are four things you need to do in the shower to reduce the risk of infection, itching, acne and dry skin.
You will not take super hot showers because according to Dr. Sherry Ingraham, it can dry your skin and it can be aggravated by the kind of soap you use.
Ingram says looking for gentle cleaners like Aveeno, Cerave and never use bar soaps.
"Normally, older, classic bar bows that are fragrant that you've seen advertised for years, they really stretch the skin barrier, and what I say to the patients is soap is really basic," she says. "The skin wants to be an acidic ph. If you scrub and you over soap, you make your skin more basic and it takes hours to go back to its normal ph which maintains the best skin barrier." [1
"When we scrub the lipids that we literally evolutionary to scrub, we remove our protective barrier to the environment and make us more prone to infection, which is what you are trying to prevent in the first place," says Ingraham.
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