Bath vs. Shower: Which is better?

Can’t decide between a bath and a shower?  Let us help you decide which will suit your lifestyle better! Here are some facts to consider:

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Which costs more?
The cost of bathing and showering is generally defined by water usage, in other words, the cost of the water itself, and the cost of heating the water.

A shower uses less water, and as a result, less hot water. Blanche says showering tends to cost less than bathing. She says if you say that you choose to shower instead of bathing (in a half-filled bath), then over a year, you would save in the region of 6 935 litres of water, plus the costs of heating that water. Source: News24

Which is healthier?
This is a tough call, since baths and showers have different health benefits.

  • Warm baths can reduce feelings of loneliness. They can also help moisturize your skin, as long as the water’s not too hot.  Plus, baths are stress-relieving.
  • Hot showers can also ease anxiety and loneliness. Hot pressure on your back is good for sore muscles, and the steam showers create is a natural decongestant when you have a cold.
  • Cold showers have the most health benefits. Like warm showers and baths, they are good for your mood. But they also wake you up, stimulate weight loss, don’t dry out our skin or hair, increase the speed of muscle recovery AND can boost immunity. Source: SuperheroYou

What’s better for cleaning?
Unless you are literally covered in mud, there is no evidence a bath leaves you any cleaner than a shower. More concerning to doctors is not which way you choose to rinse off, but for how long you do so.

“We don’t have to have a long shower or a long bath to be clean, and scrubbing yourself more will just make your skin drier,” said Emma Guttman-Yassky, a professor and vice chair of the Department of Dermatology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Guttman-Yassky recommends bathers rinse off under fresh water to be sure no soap sticks to the body after a soak. Source: HuffingtonPost

If you still can’t decide which is better for you bathroom, asking the experts will surely help. Feel free to call us today!


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