Here's another reason to take shorter, less hot showers (other than to save water and energy): They are better for your skin. When you take a long, scalding-hot shower, it actually can lead to the natural oils on your skin being stripped off. This can cause your skin to become dry and itchy instead of feeling clean and fresh. The ideal temperature is a lukewarm setting and a showering time of about five minutes. A lower-temperature shower will take less time for the water to get to the ideal temperature, too, which saves even more time and water.
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