Lather, rinse and repeat. While these may have been the words our mother taught us for our time in the tub, it may not be as simple as that. Simple mistakes we didn’t even know we were making could be the cause of dry, irritated skin. We caught up with Dr. Monika Kiripolsky of the Obagi Skin Health Institute who brought us back to our youth, with yes, a lesson in how to shower. Here she lays down five mistakes and how to avoid them.
Washing Your Hair Last “Always wash and condition your hair before washing your face in the shower or bath,” says Dr. Kiripolsky. “Shampoos and conditioners can contain ingredients that can cause acne flares. Washing your face after you finish with your hair is a simple way to prevent this.”