A hot shower in the morning may feel comforting, but it’s not great for your skin. That’s because bathing in water, especially hot water, for an extended period of time strips your skin of its natural oils.
“The natural oils that your skin produces act as a protective barrier,” Dr. Turek says. “Without that barrier, the skin is more susceptible to drying out.”
Instead, turn the dial down to warm and limit your time in the bath to 10 minutes or less.