To shower at night or in the morning, that is the question. If you’re morning person, you’d only ever lather up in the AM. And if you’re a night owl, you STRONGLY believe PM showering is where it’s at. But is there any ~science~ to back up whether one is truly ideal?
While you might shower in the morning to look all fresh and cute for school, you might want to reconsider.
According to New York dermatologist Dr. Samer Jaber, washing your body and face at night is important for your skin health – especially during the spring and summer months.
“If you’re out all day and sweaty or working out you should definitely shower before going to bed,” he told the Mail Online.
“In the spring, you might be covered in allergens like pollen if you’ve been outside, so you would want to get that off your skin before going to sleep,” he said.
Research from Harvard University has also shown that showering at night can help you sleep, which makes total sense. A nice hot shower before bedtime is SO relaxing.