With a steady drop in temperature, its only normal to be lazy to take a dip. However, those who manage to go for it everyday are probably doing it the wrong way!
First of all, it's absolutely okay to not bathe everyday. Yes, it sounds blasphemous for many but your body doesn't perspire that much in winters and as you remain well covered, it hardly gets dirty. The pollutants too cause less harm to your skin in this season because of those extra layer of clothes. Therefore, one can go for it every alternate day. But don't exceed it beyond two days if you don't want to smell terrible.
Now, for the brave souls who want to take a shower, must keep it simple.
Here are a few most important things to keep in mind as you open the shower knob:
Water temperature- We all like a splendid hot water bath in winters and the hotter it gets the more we like it. But be cautious of its temperature. One must bath with warm, not hot water. As hot water strips the skin off its moisture and makes it uncomfortably dry.
Soap/Body wash- Buy a soap/ body wash after having read it's components well. Select according to your body type and make sure it doesn't have alcohol properties as that will further dry up the skin. Select one with a deep moisturising agent especially for winters.
Oil effect- People of our generation seldom like applying Mustard or Coconut oil, all over their body before bath. Though nothing can beat this, yet in case you don't want to dip yourself in it, just put a few drops of Olive oil in your last rinse water. This will restore the lost moisture.
Towel dry/Blow dry- Pat dry with a soft towel don't rub, as your skin remains tender after bath. Many people jump directly out of the bathrooms in front of blowers and try to dry themselves out. This can be immensely damaging to your skin as well as health, cause any sudden changes in temperature always have an adverse effect on our body. Therefore, maintain a normal room temperature and just towel dry yourself.
Moisturise well- One must apply a deep moisturiser in winters soon after the bath. It nourishes the skin and seals the moisture within.