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You Should Always Shower At Night, Not In The Morning, According To Experts

There are very few things that manage to divide a nation like Brexit, Marmite and whether you shower in the morning or at night.

The debate has gone on for years between the early birds and the night owls who can't decide when we really should be getting a wash, but now the experts have spoken.


Although a lot of people think it's essential to grab a shower in the morning in order to look and feel fresh for the day, it turns out that the night owls were right all along.

According dermatologist Dr Samer Jaber, washing your body and face at night is essential for the health of your skin, especially when it comes to warmer days in spring and summer.

He told the Daily Mail: "If you're out all day and sweaty or working out you should definitely shower before going to bed.

"In the spring, you might be covered in allergens like pollen if you've been outside, so you would want to get that off your skin before going to sleep."


It is also thought that showering at night can also help you sleep better, which I'm pretty sure we could all do with every now and then.

According to research from Harvard University, a shower 90 minutes before bed is perfect for people who tend to struggle with sleeping.

Sleep expert and psychologist Dr Janet K Kennedy explained: "The body naturally cools down as bedtime approaches, in sync with the circadian rhythm.

"Showering artificially raises the temperature again and allows for a faster cool down, which seems to hasten sleep."

However, there is something to be said for those early birds out there, because having a shower in the morning is known to boost alertness which is handy for those of us who struggle to drag ourselves out of bed when the alarm goes off.

Featured Image Credit: ITV/I'm A Celeb/Pocket Full Of Sunshine

Topics: Awesome, Life News, Real, Health

Emma Rosemurgey

Emma Rosemurgey is an NCTJ trained Junior Journalist at PRETTY52. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in Preston and started her career in regional newspapers before joining the team in 2017. Contact her on

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