Shower at night or in the morning?

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When it comes to jumping in the shower, are you more of a night person or a morning person? Many people like to start their day by rinsing off, while others prefer to go to bed feeling squeaky clean. But could there be benefits to showering at a certain time of day?

In a nutshell: It depends on what your goals are. Like all things in life, there are benefits and drawbacks to both. If you partake in highly creative activities, for example, taking a shower at the *right* time could prove useful to getting those brain juices flowing. But depending on who you are and what you wanna do, there’s probably a time that would be best for you. Let us divulge some showering secrets!

You have oily skin. If you’ve got a problem with excessive oiliness, you might want to include bathing in your morning routine instead of saving it for the evening. “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,” NYC-based internist Holly Phillips, MD, told Yahoo Health.

You are a creative person (or need to be creative for your job). Taking a shower is a lot like meditating, because you enter a relaxed-yet-alert alpha brain wave state — a state that’s perfect for coming up with good ideas. This is why it’s best to take a shower at the beginning of the day to give your brain a kick-start, Harvard psychology lecturer Shelley Carson explained to Greatist.

“If you were to come up with a problem that you wanted to solve creatively,” she explained, “and you were working and working on it and couldn’t come up with a solution, then you could put it on the back burner of your mind and allow it to stew there while unconscious processes mull it over.” (Makes sense why waterproof notepads exist, huh?) READ MORE…

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