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Quick Dose: When is the Best Time to Shower?

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When is the best time to shower? There’s no right or wrong answer, and the time you choose is really based on personal preference. However, there are a few (un)scientific reasons to consider.

Morning showers are best if you need to:

- Meditate or solve a problem. As the saying goes, “The world’s greatest thoughts happen in the shower,” and first thing in the day is when you have a clear mind and few distractions.
- Shave. Blood-clotting platelets are at their highest levels in the morning, so if you nick yourself, you will heal faster.

Evening showers are your thing if you want to:

- Clean your face thoroughly, especially if you have oily skin. Oil production peaks mid-day so an evening shower is a good time to wash away all the makeup, dirt and pollutants from the day.
- Sleep like a baby. Taking a shower at night is a natural sleep inducer because your internal body temperature rises and falls, aligning with your body’s natural temperatures to help you ease into a sound slumber.

Showers are an important part of any hygiene routine, but when you take them is up to you!

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