Why It Is Better to Shower at Night

Dermatologists recommend spending about 5 to 10 minutes a day in the shower. While some of us can’t imagine facing the day without a morning rinse, others prefer to wash away the daily stress at night. And although the time you take a shower comes down to your own personal preferences, those who choose to do it at night can actually reap more beauty and health benefits.

We at Bright Side are seriously considering changing some of our showering habits after doing this research. Turns out, there are quite a number of ways night showers can benefit your health and your look.

1. It might help you fall asleep faster.

An evening shower relaxes your body and mind, and when you take it at the right time it can also give you a better sleep. Showering 90 minutes before bed in warm water can help you fall asleep about 10 minutes quicker than usual. This happens because warm water slightly lowers your body’s temperature, which in turn sends a signal to your body that it’s time to go to sleep.

2. It’s better for your skin.

Showering before going to bed might also help to keep acne at bay. Our hair collects bacteria and product buildup throughout the day, and as your head hits the pillow all these impurities get transferred to your pillowcase, and then to your face. Because our skin regenerates whilst we sleep, going to bed with clean and fresh skin also means your new skin cells will be healthy.

3. It may ease seasonal allergies.

If you suffer from seasonal allergies, taking a nightly shower may help ease the symptoms. Being outside means allergens, like pollen and dust, get on your skin and clothes, and unless you take a shower before going to sleep it might end up on your bedding. If you have a habit of jumping into the shower in the morning, consider switching your routine and taking a night shower instead to avoid unpleasant symptoms.

4. Your hair will be healthier.

If you wash your hair in the evening, you will have more time to let it naturally air dry. This, in turn, will keep your hair shiny and bouncy for longer, as it helps lock in the moisture. Blow drying your hair in a morning rush may damage your strands, leaving them weak and dull.

5. It helps fight excessive sweating.

While a morning shower is a great way to freshen up before you face the day, showering at night can actually help you prevent body odor. Taking a cool shower before going to bed might help reduce night sweats that many people suffer from.

6. It might prevent muscle cramps.

If your muscles feel painful and sore after a long day at work, taking a warm shower may help relieve the unpleasant sensations. As warm water hits your body, it helps to soothe muscle tension and promote a better night’s sleep. Taking a warm shower can also prevent leg cramps at night, a common condition that affects up to 60 percent of people.

Do you take showers in the morning or at night?

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