Hot water's effect on skin and hair

Hello everyone! Are you tempted to use hot water while showering? Have you been showering and washing your hair with warm water? Have you ever wondered about the effects of using hot water during the dry season?

With the dropping temperature, it is tempting to shower with hot water. During the winter the dryness of the atmosphere affects skin, scalp and hair. Using hot water during the winter further affects skin and hair quality. Even though hot water may feel good while showering or washing your hair, the heat dehydrates and removes the natural oils from your skin. This causes extra dryness and itchiness of skin, during the dry season. Furthermore during the winter your hair is dry as well, so washing it with hot water has similar results. The hot water removes the natural oils from your hair, as well. Given the low temperatures, it is best to avoid cold water as this may make one catch a cold. So the solution is to stick to lukewarm water and limit your shower time to avoid prolonged exposure to warm water. Of course, moisturising is a must during the winter to combat any dry skin problem. Try this tip to avoid dull hair and dry skin this winter!

The author is the social media manager at Easy Cuts Nepal, a leading beauty salon and barbershop chain.