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We'll be honest, we don't tend to spend too much of our day debating the merits of a morning shower over a night time one, but that's because we'd rather leave it to the experts.

And according to those in the know, there are actually advantages to both routines.

With a background in the study of sleep disorders, Nancy Rothstein advocates for a night time shower, telling Glamour: "A night time shower is an integral part of your 'preparing for bed' routine."

"It's time for you – no phone, no emails, just the luxury of fresh, warm water flowing over your body. Call it an opportunity to shower yourself with mindfulness!"

However, the focus on mindfulness isn't exclusive to a night time shower, with Dr Mona Gohara, associate clinical professor of dermatology at the Yale School of Medicine, keen to remind the public that a morning shower is the perfect opportunity to practice mindfulness before a busy day.

"This mindfulness can decrease inflammation in the skin by keeping levels of a hormone called cortisol [which is released when you're stressed] capped."

And the morning merits don't stop there.

Research concludes that the best time to shave is at the start of the day as our body has a surge of platelets, which are involved in the clotting of our blood, so if you do cut yourself, your body will heal faster before breakfast than after dinner.

Anyone else just plan it around mandatory socialising?!


There is nothing more satisfying than stepping into a nice, long, soapy shower after a gym session, are we right?

We definitely think so anyway, which is why we were a bit baffled when we heard the results of a recent post-workout survey. 

Showerstoyou.co.uk, asked 1,000 gym-goers about the shower routine they undertake after their cardio session, and the results are fairly shocking.


A whopping 73 per cent of participants said that they don’t shower straight after exercise.

We get it, sometimes you're so wrecked after a workout that all we want to do is collapse in a heap, but 43 per cent admitted that they don’t even take their socks off for hours after a workout.

Another 18 per cent just don’t wash after a workout at all.

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A further one third of those asked said that they will use their gym gear three or four times before throwing it in the wash.

We would say that the hardest part of the gym is actually going, so tossing your clothes into the wash and yourself into the shower should be an easy step. 



Ostensibly speaking, showering is a time when we tend to our personal hygiene: shampooing, conditioning, exfoliating and yoga with razor blades –  you know, the classics.

But that's not all we get up to behind that curtain, is it?

If you generally use your morning shower to solve the world's problems or nail that biting one-liner in an imagined argument with your boss, you're not alone.

According to a recent study conducted by cognitive scientist, Scott Barry Kaufman, 72% of people get some of their most creative ideas when lathering up.

His findings suggest that the environment created in the shower allows the individual to tap into thoughts and ideas which they may not humour throughout the day.

"I've done some research on showering. We did a multinational study and found that people reported more creative inspiration in their showers than they did at work. That's really telling about how we think and find creativity," Kaufman told productivity experts during a recent online summit.

"The relaxing, solitary, and non-judgmental shower environment may afford creative thinking by allowing the mind to wander freely, and causing people to be more open to their inner stream of consciousness and daydreams."

But if your 'shower thoughts' rarely gain momentum after leaving the confines of the bathroom, that may be due to external factors like our reliance on the internet, for example.

"You need to create that space in your life, and that's often what happens when we go into the shower," Kaufman explained.

"It's one of those few moments when we're not tied to our devices, so we have that extra space to find connections between ideas. If we're not allowing that to happen in our lives, it's just never going to work," he added.

You heard the man – time to take our shower thoughts on tour.


If our Irish mammies (and years of childhood swimming lessons) have taught us anything, it's that peeing in the shower is an absolute no-go.

No matter how badly you might need to go, you will not sully your family's good name by letting loose in the communal wash area, right?

Well, if Gwyneth Paltrow's website Goop is anything to go by, your mammy is, and always has been, hell-bent on scuppering your sex life.

According to the lifestyle website, if you want the no-pants-dance to go off with a bang, it might be an idea to forego your standard toilet dash the next time nature calls.

The article, which was originally published last summer but is currently doing the rounds on social media again, reminds readers of the importance of the pelvic floor when it comes to sex, and urges us to strengthen it by squatting in the shower.

"Try peeing in the shower squatting down. When you squat to pee as opposed to sitting up straight on the toilet, you automatically engage your pelvic floor and it naturally stretches and tones," it explains.

"Because your urethra is pointed straight down in this position all you have to do is relax for urine to flow out easily – as opposed to sitting up straight and having to strain to empty your bladder."

Concluding the article with the position's benefits, it explains that "it's the key to great sex, a flat tummy, and the key to never laying in a supply of Depends."

We blanked it out last summer, but it looks like Twitter was only dying to remind us this week.

Thanks, Twitter.


If we know her from Geordie Shore, then we know she's a bit of a wild child, yet we didn't think she's do this.

Marnie Simpson is currently in the Big Brother house and gave viewers a little display on last night's episode.

The 24-year-old went totally starkers in the latest edition of the Channel 5 series (which was left uncensored) as she made her way from the shower last night.

But she wasn't alone in the shower, either. Marnie's housemate Lewis Bloor joined her… so we'll let you guess what came up next.

When she made her way to Diary Room, the reality star said: "I just had the most romantic shower in my life! I would never do anything more than shower with him and kiss him.

"I’ve never had a boy treat me how he treats me! I feel so lucky. He is just perfect."

She then declared: "I never want to leave this house!"


Here at SHEmazing! we’re going to be totally honest and admit that we probably couldn’t get through the week without our trusty bottle of Batiste dry shampoo.

It’s cheap, it’s effective – and on more than one morning it’s given us a coveted extra 30minutes in bed. Bliss!

However, experts (think hairdressers and trichologists) are now warning that using it too often can lead to a host of problems: itchy flaky scalps, pimples, sores and even hair loss – including bald patches.

That's because dry shampoo isn't actually designed to be used every day (oopsies) as an alternative to washing.

So, how often is too often?

Apparently once a week is plenty (eek!) and dry shampoo should only be used on clean hair as a styling product – NOT as way to get three days out of your blow-dry.

Hmm, is it enough to persuade us to put down the bottle? We reckon if your hair is relatively healthy and strong, then there's no need to cut back just yet. 

However, if you're experiencing problems with your tresses AND you're something of a dry shampoo addict, it might well be time to re-think your styling schedule. 

You have been warned!



After a stressful day there's nothing better than coming home to a nice, hot shower. 

But how hot is too hot?

The ideal shower temperarure for your skin doesn't move much above lukewarm, apparently. 

As soon as your shower starts scalding, it's bad business as you're at risk of harming your skin's health.

Women's Health spoke to Sejal Shah, M.D., a dermatologist from New York City, and she advises that even though there is no rule for how hot a should should be, you should keep the water below 43*C. 

“Hot water strips the skin of its natural oils leading to dry, itchy skin and eventually eczema."

“Similarly, hot water can strip the hair of its natural oils, causing it to be drier, and if you colour your hair, it can cause the colour to fade faster.”

And besides the obvious topical effects of heat, very hot water can also cause issues beneath the skin. Since it increases circulation, it can cause any inflammatory cells to further aggravate any dry or itchy skin you might be already battling. 

We'll stick to lukewarm then? 


Yep you read that right, apparently Peeing in the shower may be the way to you achieving better sex!

According to Gwyneth Paltrow's website, Goop, women who pee in the shower may be setting themselves up to have better sex. 

We know it sounds a bit mad, but apparently this is one of the best ways to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles. 

It is important to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles as they support organs like your bladder and your uterus and having a weak pelvic floor may lead to you accidentally wee-ing a bit when you cough or sneeze. 

A stronger pelvic floor is also linked to an improvement in your sex life. Having strong pelvic muscles can increase feelings of sexual arousal and reduce any pain you may have during sex. 

On the website they explained just how to make these muscles stronger in the shower: "Try peeing in the shower squatting down. When you squat to pee as opposed to sitting up straight on the toilet, you automatically engage your pelvic floor and it naturally stretches and tones."

According to the website, it's all in the squatting for seeing any improvements. "Getting in the habit of deep squatting (envision going to the bathroom in the woods) will actually help create proper alignment in the pelvic, raise pelvic awareness and help lengthen an 'uptight' pelvic floor. 

So if you're willing to go the extra mile for great sex, peeing in the shower might be the way to go!


A new survey has found that four out of five women do not shower every day while up to 63% of the 2,021 women questioned admitted that they do not remove their make-up before bed.

The research was conducted by skincare company, Flint + Flint in order to find out how women in the UK are looking after and treating their skin.

The survey also found that a rather shocking one in three women leave it up to three days without showering and over half of women revealed they use face wipes to remove their make-up.

The findings are in contrast to what the survey also found women know about their skin; almost all of the women asked, 92%, were aware of how important looking after their skin is.

Founder of the skincare line, Maxine Flint, spoke about the perplexing findings, saying: “ I understand the appeal of sleeping in, but skipping a morning wash is both anti-social for the people around us and unhealthy. We are talking about routines that literally take minutes out of your day. It’s true that today’s pace of life is fast, but surely as a nation we haven’t become too busy to wash.”

Do you have a strict routine when it comes to looking after your skin? 



This is almost too much…almost. 

This dad, wearing an actual GAS MASK scares his son in the shower and the reaction is just amazing. 

Although, we're pretty sure the poor guy moved out not long after – at least we know we would have anyway!



Sometimes we just don’t have the time to enjoy the gloriousness of a shower.

However ,these pretty handy tips will help you get  through a no-shower day without smelling like you just rolled around in a bin.

Your hair
For oily hair spray a little dry shampoo onto the roots. Or ,if you don’t have dry shampoo, sprinkle a little baking soda onto your hairbrush and run it through your hair.

Beyond dry shampoo
If you hair has a gone too far to be rescued by dry shampoo you will need to put it into an updo. Braids work just as well.

Use a little soap

If you do have a little time, wash under your arms with soap and water.

Your feet
Feet can smell as sweat builds up so sprinkle a little baby powder into your shoes so the smell won’t linger.

Scented body lotion
When it comes to moisturising your body, go for a scented body lotion that will make you smell clean, even if you’re not.

Baby wipes
Baby wipes are great if you don’t have time to get into a shower or you just don’t have a shower to get into. Wipe the back of your neck, your armpits and knees to get rid of any lingering smells or black marks.

Clothes spray
Spritz a little clothes spray like Febreze onto your outfit. Every little helps.

Above all, make sure you change your underwear there is just no excuse.