How to Correct 8 Common Beauty Mistakes
Common Mistake: Bathing or Showering Until Your Body and Hair Feel "Squeaky Clean"
The sound may be satisfying, but it also indicates that―either by staying too long in the shower or bath or by scrubbing too
vigorously―you've removed the natural oils and lipids that seal in moisture and protect your skin and hair.
A better way: First, evaluate your tools and products: A loofah sponge or a medicated shampoo may be stripping your skin and hair, says Loretta Ciraldo, a Miami dermatologist and the author of 6 Weeks to Sensational Skin. In general, try to limit your shower or bath time to 10 minutes or less and use warm, not hot, water.