Some say that taking shower right after workout is not a good practice, while a number of people also say it is a good habit. I am always reminded by my mom that I should not take a shower right after workout, because my pores are still open. She adds, "You may not realize the ill feeling at this point, but you will when you get older." Practically, she has a point. But I really can't imagine myself leaving the gym all sweaty and smelly, riding the car and painting those sweat in the car's seat covers.
My question is: Is it a good practice or not to take a shower right after workout? If it is, should it be cold or hot water, or just lukewarm? If it's not, how long should I wait? This is the question I had in mind for years and I want you readers to help me out. I need personal opinions from people who grew old working out and have been showering ever since. I also need answers based on medical facts, if you know of any. I have been reading various answers from all over the Internet, and I just can't decide which ones to follow. HELP!