• Never stay in the bath or shower for more than 15 minutes. When you take long soaks, you’re washing away your skin’s protective oils. And use lukewarm water, not hot. Hot water tends to strip the oil from your skin.
• During winter months, when your skin is extra dry, just bathe two or three times a week. On the “days off,” you can get by with sponge-bathing sweaty areas.
• Take a bath or shower in the evening, so your skin can replace protective oils overnight while you’re sleeping.