What is a shower? How often do you shower? Most of us shower in the morning, and that's it. A shower in the morning will provide stimulation to wake up and start the day. A shower at night, on the other hand, helps you relax, especially after a long day.
But you have to agree, most of us just shower for the sake of showering. We find a reason to shower daily. We think that we are supposed to shower daily. Not anymore. Showering everyday might actually not be that healthy for you.
Of course, everyone has their own definition and routine of hygiene. Some people can thrive best on one shower daily, some on two showers, and for other people, their skin dries out really easily. But you need to know that showering too often, especially when you don't need to, can actually be dangerous to your skin.
Societal pressure might lead us to believe that we are dirtier than we are.Below, I will share with you some reasons not to shower every day. Hopefully they can help you figure out how often it is good for you to shower.
1. You are not dirty
If you go to the gym everyday, or work in a chemical factory, or if you are a healthcare worker, then it is advisable to shower every day. Otherwise, you're not that dirty. Showering a few times per week is just enough for most people.
We often associate oily skin with dirty skin. But it is important to note, that healthy skin retains a layer of oil. So for your own good, it's best not to wash it away that often.
2. You are drying and breaking your skin out
You come home from work, you are tired, all you want is a long, hot shower. Well, you might like a long and hot shower, but your skin doesn't. The top layer of your skin is composed of dead skin cells that protect underlying skin layers.
The top layer is held together by fats or lipids that are responsible for moisture. You probably didn't know this, but when you shower and scrub, you’re breaking this layer apart.The more showers you take, the more damage that occurs in the top layer. And when the showers are frequent, your skin has less time to repair and recover through natural oil production. This prevents the good bacteria from growing on your skin.
3. You need that good bacteria
The skin usually has a delicate balance of microorganisms. If this balance is disrupted with a harsh soap, the skin is usually left prone to the emergence of more problematic organisms.
This may sound weird, but our immune systems need a certain amount of stimulation by normal microorganisms, dirt, and other environmental exposures, in order to create protective antibodies and immune memory. This makes bathing daily be considered harmful. As time passes by, bathing that often will reduce the ability of the immune system to do its job.
4. You are wasting water
Yes, you are wasting water. Did you know that about 20% of the water lost in each shower goes unused? Imagine, 20%. This is more than enough water for cooking. Anyway, this happens due to behavioral waste. Behavioral waste occurs when we're just idling under the water, waiting for it to get hot enough or even just relaxing. So maybe we could start showering less to save water?
Now that you have the reasons, you can decide your shower rhythm fate. Was the article helpful? Feel free to leave your comments down below, like, share and follow my page for more interesting tips.
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