VERDICT: Should We Be Showering At Morning OR Night?

The vote is in.

VERDICT: Should We Be Showering At Morning OR Night?

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We’re all different and sometimes get into petty arguments about said differences, like whether it is better to shower in the morning or at night. 

Some of us choose to have a shower to wake us up in the morning, others choose to wash away the dirt of the day before settling into bed. 

But which choose is the best choose?


Well, according to a group of specialists at the Yale School of Medicine, there’s one option that takes the trophy. 

According to Mona Gohara, associate clinical professor of dermatology at the university, there are obvious benefits to showering in the morning. 

Such benefits included it improving your skin and preparing you for the day ahead. 

“This mindfulness can decrease inflammation in the skin by keeping levels of a hormone called cortisol capped." 

“Our skin is at its best after your skin routine is done first thing in the morning”, according to the founder of Skin Laundry, Yen Reis

“This is prior to facing any free radicals, sun, dirt, or debris, which inevitably attack our skin the minute we walk out the door.”


For those with oily skin and acne, morning showers are best to stimulate skin cells after sleep, but lukewarm water is the better option over hot water. 

Gohara continued, "While a morning shower can make your skin appear healthier, a too-hot shower can have the opposite effect, specifically for dry and sensitive skin.”

Despite all this info, evening showers have been believed to be the better option of the two, due to the fact all dirt and makeup from the day has been removed and allows for your skin to cleanly replenish overnight. 

“Your skin naturally exfoliates and replenishes itself at night, so you leave a clean slate when the proverbial factory is open."


There are other factors that decide which option is best, like your mood!

Feeling stressed, then a morning show is best!

Unable to get to sleep easily? Then night showers are the way to go to reduce stress-related cortisol levels, according to professionals. 

Either way, there are clear benefits to both… but no one wants to go to bed with all the dirt form the day sinking into their skin do they?

Let us know which you prefer!