There are some conversation starters that never fail to divide a dinner table, despite being entirely trivial. Smooth or crunchy peanut butter? Should you sleep in a bra? And this, the most explosive question of them all… is it better to shower in the morning or at night?
Regardless of which showering side you’re on, you’re probably convinced you’re doing it right — and that everyone else is completely crazy for their bathing hour of choice.
We examined the evidence, and we think you’ll be surprised to learn about the benefits…
Benefits of morning showers.
1. It sets up your day in a positive way.
The ‘early bird’ washers of our office say the mere thought of facing the day without standing under a water stream is horrifying. A recent survey of 1000 women commissioned by Herbal Essences seems to corroborate this. It found that the majority of women felt showering in the morning “transformed” their entire day, making them feel more relaxed and prepared for what was to come.
2. It can help your skin.
Also, certain skin types can actually benefit from a morning shower.
“Showering in the morning… can be especially good for those with oily skin, since oil can build up during the night and showers are excellent at clearing the pores,” internist Dr Holly Phillips tells Yahoo Health. This also applies to people to tend to sweat throughout the night.
3. It’s great for morning exercisers.
Also, if you work out in the morning, a shower beforehand can help to warm up your muscles and reduce any stiffness caused by sleep.