British astronaut Tim Peake has revealed how to have a shower aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

In the video, published by the European Space Agency (ESA), the 43-year-old former army major reveals how hygeine is maintained for those travelling in space. There are no actual showers, so Peake instead makes a towel damp by connecting it to a bag of water. The towel can then be applied over the body to stay clean. The towels are packed as waste in returning cargo vessels.

This is the third video tutorial that Peake has produced while residing at the ISS, previously showing how to make coffee in space and how to go to the toilet aboard the space station.

Peake blasted off to the ISS as part of a six-month mission for the ESA in December 2015, becoming the first Briton in space since Helen Sharman travelled on a Soviet spacecraft for eight days in 1991 and the first to do so under a British flag.

He conducted a spacewalk on 15 January to replace a failed voltage regulator that compromised one of the station's eight power channels, but it was cut when fellow astronaut Tim Kopra reported a leak in his spacesuit helmet.