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Do you end up sweating right after a long, refreshing shower? While this seems counter-productive and bothersome, do not worry. Read this article, to know what exactly causes you to sweat after showering and how you can prevent it.

Why Do You Sweat Right After You Shower?

When you take a hot shower, the warm vapors from the water cause a rise in temperature and humidity in the bathroom. This in turn leads to an increase in your body temperature, resulting in sweating.

While you may think that rubbing a towel against your skin immediately after a bath can avoid sweating, it may work the other way around. The frictional heat produced while rubbing the towel on your skin can make you feel even hotter and produce more sweat.

Did You Know?

Though women have more sweat glands [1] than men, the sweat glands in men are more active than that of women and produce more sweat.

How Can You Stop Sweating After A Shower?

To prevent sweating right after a shower, you need to decrease the water temperature gradually from hot to warm and then cold with a ten-second interval. In the end, this helps your body to adjust to a lower surrounding temperature in the bathroom [2].

Also, give your scalp a final rinse with cold water. This not only prevents your body from sweating but also gives your hair a smoother texture. Do ensure that your bathroom is well-ventilated.

SkinKraft Tip:

If your bathroom does not have proper ventilation, using an exhaust fan can help in controlling the humidity caused by hot showers.

Is It Bad To Shower Right After Sweating?

Your body sweats to cool down your body temperature, which might have been raised due to different factors such as hot temperatures in the surrounding, workouts, having a fever, etc. So, when you are sweating, your body is still in the process of controlling the body temperature. At this point, it is not recommended to take a shower as it causes a sudden change in body temperature [3], which is not good for your overall health.

Instead, it is better to wait until the sweat has evaporated from your body and then take a shower with water at a normal temperature.

Wrapping Up

  • A rise in humidity levels and temperatures in the bathroom due to steam and vapors produced by hot water often cause your body to sweat right after a shower.
  • Your bathroom needs to be well-ventilated and you need to decrease the water temperature gradually toward the end of your shower session to prevent sweating.