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Is it better to shower at night or in the morning?

There are two types of people in the world—those who shower at night and those who shower in the morning. Maybe there's nothing you love more than a relaxing bath before bed. Or maybe you have to jump in the shower every morning to get going. There's nothing wrong with either...but is one time better than the other?

You should shower in the morning if...

+ You need a boost. It might not be your morning cup of tea but a warm shower can make you more alert and wake up both you *and* your skin. 

+ You have super oily skin. If your skin tends to grease up fast, a morning rinse will help remove any buildup that occurred overnight. 

+ You have to shave your legs. In the a.m., you have a higher level of platelets (aka blood cloggers) so any accidental nicks won't be as severe. 

+ You want to feel pretty. This is not a joke—according to a study done by Herbal Essences, over half of women feel more attractive and happy after a morning shower. Score! 

You should shower at night if... 

+ You want cleaner skin. Showering in the evening rinses off any dirt or grime that's built up on your skin over the course of the day. Plus, your body produces the most oil at about 1 p.m. each day so a nighttime rinse will prevent that from clogging your pores while you sleep.

+ You need to unwind. It's true that showers are cathartic—it's a time completely dedicated to you where you can do your best thinking and reflect on your day. Aka any stress or anxiety will be simply washed away (pun intended), clearing your mind for a restful sleep. 

+ You want to sleep better. Seriously, science has proven it. When your body is ready to sleep, its temperature decreases and stepping out of a warm shower provides the same snooze-inducing effect. 

Do you shower in the morning or at night? Tell us in the comments! 

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by Amanda Tarlton | 8/28/2017
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