A hot shower is one of life’s simple pleasures. After a chilly day, is there anything that feels better than letting the warmest water you can tolerate hit your skin after the anticipation of waiting for the showerhead to rain down that perfect temperature? And it’s especially gratifying if you’re sore from a tough workout, no matter the weather outside.

But as fantastic as it feels in the moment, a hot shower could be doing more harm than good when it comes to your skin’s health.