How well do you know your shower and your relationship with it? Not to worry. Many people don’t. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the average American takes an 8-minute shower. Some may take more or less time, but let’s use this number for our look at the facts. Eight minutes times seven means that the average Joe spends 56 minutes a week getting sudsy and un-sudsy.
Longer than 8 minutes at a pop may be too long. According to a leading dermatologist, anything over 10 minutes is excessive and may cause some skin problems. For those who struggle with the heartbreak of psoriasis or dry skin in general, too much hot water can literally put a person in hot water with their skin. Natural oils on the skin keep us looking youthful. Wash those away, and people may discover that their skin has a more pinched, wrinkled look.
A quick dash under the water flow may cause trouble, too. In order to get the most out of the soap, we need more time to cleanse our skin, making sure that any normal bacteria and odor takes a trip down the drain. The shower needs enough time to give your skin a glow and your body smelling sweet.
Avoid taking a hot-hot-hot shower. For one thing, you’ll notice a difference in your water bill. Your hot water heater will be grinding away to make certain that you are parboiling yourself. Best not to feel the heat when you find out how much you owe the city for that.
Some recommend taking a cold shower if you’re having a rough time with the details of your life, if you know what I mean. You may think that an Arctic blast would tense up your body, but the colder temps actually help sore muscles relax. One cosmetic surgeon emphasizes that a cold shower in the morning can serve you well. Apparently, the cold water will get your blood moving around more quickly and speed up muscles that are mad at you for your extreme makeover workout.
So, how often do you shower? One study found that if you shower only once a week, you’re one of 1% of American shower-takers. It turns out that half of us take a daily shower, but you know what experts tell us? A daily shower or a scrub in the tub is really not necessary. In fact, a daily shower may not even be good for you. You certainly don’t want to interfere with the skin’s protection against bacteria and then introduce dryness, irritation, and breakouts to the mix.
Okay. What are all these facts leading to? You’ve got a pretty solid and regular relationship with your shower. Because of that, you want to make sure that you two are compatible and that you like each other. If you’ve been together for a long time, you may even want to spruce her up a bit. One way to do it is to get rid of the shower curtain for good, and walk into the world of glass.
For one thing, a shower housed in glass makes the bathroom look bigger. It’s a way to showcase the pretty tile on the floor of the stall. Not only that, but the view is two-way so you can check to see if anything else is going on in what the British call your comfort station. The glass shower door will keep the water inside much better than any curtain would since it’s attached to the wall and the floor.
Now that you’ve looked at the facts, go check out your shower. For an upgrade that involves glass or not, contact Glassworks of Tucson at (520) 721-7893, and we’ll make sure that your shower is soon looking good!