If the way you approach taking a shower has changed from “Ah, can’t wait” to “Can’t wait to get this over with,” clearly something has changed. And it’s probably not your love for a relaxing, hot shower.

What’s more likely is that your likes or needs have changed, or that something about your shower just isn’t doing it for you any longer.

Well, here are 10 tips that address both possibilities and can lead to a whole new outlook on this time-honored daily ritual.

Change Your Showerhead

When it was new it probably felt heavenly. But just like a hot new car, eventually we grow tired of the same old thing. So change it out, but not until you closely examine your alternatives. A rain showerhead, for example, provides a full body soaking experience that doesn’t require you to keep turning around to wash all sides.

Shower in the Morning

Maybe it’s not always possible, but morning is usually the best time of day. Not only will it improve your appearance for the day ahead, studies suggest that a morning shower fosters greater creativity.

Protect Your Scalp

As dirty, oily, or dry as you think your hair might be, don’t shampoo with your fingernails. Otherwise, you risk scratching and flaking. Your fingertips are just as effective for a thorough cleaning.

Exfoliate Once a Week

Talk about too much of a good thing.  Exfoliating your skin every day can have the opposite effect you seek, which is to remove dead skin cells and soften your skin in the process.

Give Your Feet Their Due

If you’re washing your feet now by letting soap and water trickle down enroute to the drain, you’re not really washing them. Get yourself a good scrub brush and let them participate in the body cleaning experience.

Falling is Bad

It’s not just the elderly who slip and fall in the shower. It can happen to anyone – talk about a great way to wind up in the emergency room. So, why take that chance when installing grab bars in and out of the shower can greatly reduce the likelihood of injuring yourself.

Hurry Up and Moisturize

People in a hurry tend to take their shower, towel off, get back to or start something they think can’t wait, and save moisturizing for later. Bad move. For the softest possible skin, moisturize right after your shower…it works better on damp skin.

You know what else is essential to a great shower experience?  An ample supply of hot water. If your water heater isn’t producing as well as it used to, now’s a great time to contact Anthony’s. We service and repair most makes and models. We also can install a new system that better meets your family’s needs. Contact us today and let us know how we can help.