How to Have a Hot Steamy Shower

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A hot, steamy shower can feel soothing on your muscles after a hard day's work or it can warm the body after playing outside in the snow. In fact, according to the University of Rochester, steam from a hot, steamy shower is a great remedy for a minor sore throat. Additionally, the University of Maryland Medical Center reports that steamy showers are excellent home remedies for the treatment of non-aggressive cases of sinusitis. The next time you're feeling under the weather, consider enjoying a hot, steamy shower.

  • Increase the heat in the house to raise the bathroom's ambient temperature. This help to stop the dissipation of the steam.

  • Close any windows and doors to keep the bathroom enclosed as much as possible. Do not turn on the bathroom's fan.

  • Point the shower head away from you.

  • Turn the shower onto the hottest setting and let it run until you can see steam accumulating.

  • Turn the water's temperature down so that you can get into the shower.

  • Get into the shower and increase the temperature as your body adapts to the current settings. Continue raising the water's temperature level until the water gets is almost too hot; enjoy your shower.

Tips & Warnings

  • According to Ohio State University Medical Center, it is not a good idea to take hot, steamy showers after heart or lung surgeries, because they can make you feel lightheaded and may cause fainting.
  • The Western Beauty Institute recommends against hot showers because they can dry out the skin and hair by removing necessary moisturizing agents.

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