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Is A Shower Or Bath Better For You?

The bath versus shower debate has long raged across the country, and while some people adore lavishing in the tub for a long soak, those who want a quick, hot, rigorous shower can’t see the appeal in sloshing around in a tub full of water.

If you’re planning a bathroom renovation in 2021, whether it’s simply for an aesthetic update, or to implement a range of accessibility features, and trying to weigh up the pros and cons of the shower and bath, we have some brilliant health and well-being benefits and see which is better for you in the long term.

Baths can be wonderful for people with skin conditions such as eczema, however, they’re not quite as beneficial as showering. A shower is better for your skin, as it exposes the body to less water than a bath.

A bath or a long shower will expose your skin to too much water, which can strip it of its essential oils. However, showering too often can break down the skin’s surface, leading to inflammation and irritation. It may also dehydrate your skin and remove the beneficial bacteria.

Your skin does a good job of keeping itself clean, so you do not need a twice-daily vigorous scrub to remain hygienic.

Short (five to ten minutes), lukewarm showers are the ideal way to keep clean. Only use soap around the feet, armpits, and groin, the areas that can get sweaty after a hot day or a workout.

Baths, on the other hand, are beneficial for unwinding after a stressful day and will boost your sense of wellbeing. A hot bath before bed will increase your body temperature at night, which will aid in synchronising the natural circadian rhythms, which in turn will lead to better, deeper, and restful sleep.

For those with mobility issues, the advice still stands, but you can add to the luxury of your bath and shower with such features like a full-length walk-in bath, or a low-level shower tray to make it easier for all to enjoy the facilities.


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