There’s a constant debate that goes back and forth about whether it’s better to shower in the evening before you go to bed or in the morning when you wake up.
There’s a case to be made for doing both, and there are definite benefits to showering in the evening, but let’s talk about taking a bath in the morning.
I would say it’s definitely less common, and people may not realize some of the benefits of bathing in the morning.
Depending on your lifestyle, it may be the best option for you.
Let’s talk about why that is.
Washing off the Sweat
Do you feel like you get hot and sweaty at night? You’re not alone, because a lot of people do. Even if you feel dry and not sweaty at all in the morning, you may have sweated during the night.
So, what happens with the sweating you do at night is that it sticks on your skin, and you’re not moving very much, so it pools on your skin and blocks your pores.
It’s a good idea to take a bath in the morning because you’ll be washing off all the sweat, whether it’s dried sweat or you’re still feel wet and sweaty. It’s a good cleansing for your skin to start the day off fresh face and smelling good.
Who wants to smell bad when they go into work or see their family first thing in the morning? If you don’t, then you should consider taking a bath first thing in the morning.
Cleansing Your Skin
You tend to do all of your growing while you’re sleeping, and that means your body is getting rid of some dead skin cells and hair as you sleep. You may find some of that on your pillow and sheets, and when you get up, some if it is still stuck to your body.
That’s right, you probably have dead skin cells sticking to you when you wake up first thing in the morning. Because you’ve been lying on the bed, some of that debris is pressed into your skin, blocking the pores and preventing your body from oxygenating like it should.
Taking a bath first thing in the morning cleanses your skin, getting rid of the hair, oils, dirt, and dead skin cells that have accumulated during the night.
Also keep in mind that you’re probably not washing your sheets and pillowcases every day, so there’s dirt, oils, and other debris on them that are being pushed against your skin and blocking your pores as well.
If you want beautiful looking skin, you should be cleaning it off in the morning. For some people, that may mean just washing their face as part of their morning skincare routine. Other people may want to wash their entire body.
If you’re wearing your pajamas or bedclothes several nights in a row, they may not be super clean either. There could be oil, skin cells, and other stuff inside your pajamas that’s being stuck to your skin while you sleep. So, that morning bath is a good option.
Exfoliation through Showering
Are you concerned about how open or closed your pores are, how fresh and youthful your face looks, how bright and vibrant your skin appears, and other aspects of facial beauty and skincare?
Maybe you have a skincare routine in the morning where you wash your face and use a exfoliator and apply some lotion or skin cream.
It’s actually far more effective for your skin if you just take a shower. That way, you’ll be washing everywhere, cleaning the hairline, cleansing all around your face, and getting your face clean as well.
Taking a shower is a great way to exfoliate, as you’re naturally cleansing your skin. Plus, you’re not just washing your face but your entire body, and that does wonders for exfoliating parts of your body that may normally not get the cleansing they need first thing in the morning.
Why should your face get all the fun and be the only part of you that feels fresh and ready for the day?
Keep It Clean
Most people think of their bed as a fairly clean place, but it’s probably not.
If you’re not keeping yourself clean, then your bed probably isn’t staying clean either.
The best way to keep your bed clean is to take a bath before you go to bed and change your sheets at least once a week.
However, taking a bath first thing in the morning is also good for keeping your bed clean.
Think about it. How often do you go back to your bed after you get up in the morning? A lot of people do, either to sit down, take a nap during the day, or just get a little extra time in bed after they do their business first thing in the morning.
For many people, their bed is something they return to throughout the day, particularly people who work from home or whose life mainly consists of staying home to keep the house clean and take care of the children.
The bed is probably the most comfortable place in the house, so why not sit down on it to take a rest? Well, you probably shouldn’t if you’re not taking time to get clean first thing in the morning.
What are your views on taking a shower when you first get up as opposed to taking one before you go to bed? Do you think you should do both?
Your lifestyle may determine what works best for you. And it may not make sense to take a shower in the morning until after you’ve had a morning workout, if that’s something you do.
For a lot of people, though, there are benefits to bathing as soon as they get out of bed.
I’m Jennifer a beauty and wellness expert. I believe in promoting a sustainable and healthy lifestyle from within. Helping people feel good is my passion; whether it’s teaching yoga or offering skincare advice.