Are you a type of person that showers every day?
According to the health experts, many people don’t even know why showering often is actually bad for skin.
Yes, it’s amazing to smell good and have shiny hair, but this goal can be reached without a need of showering every day.
Below you can find some reasons why you should stop showering each day.
Why You Need To Stop Showering Every Day?
1. YOU’RE NOT AS DIRTY AS YOU THINK
If you don’t work out every day or have a physically demanding job where you sweat for hours on end, then you definitely don’t need a daily bath or shower. According to Dr. Casey Carlos, assistant professor of medicine in the division of dermatology at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, in an article on today.com, many soaps dry out the skin because they strip valuable oils from it. Plus, most people use soap where they don’t really need it. Carlos says that the skin actually does a great job at cleaning itself, which means we definitely don’t need to wash up as much as we thought.
If you think about it, back when we lived in nature, we really just washed off in a river or creek, without using any soaps or harsh cleaners. So, why do we think our bodies need these products today?
2. IT WASHES AWAY GOOD BACTERIA
In an interview with BuzzFeed, two dermatologists revealed that washing your skin every day literally washes away good bacteria essential to our health. Plus, frequent showers can create small cracks in the skin, opening up your body to infection (especially with lower amounts of that good bacteria we all need).
3. YOU’RE DRYING OUT YOUR SKIN
Taking frequent hot showers can dry out the skin, leading it to peel or flake. If you haven’t caught on yet, washing our bodies so often, no matter what part of it, leeches moisture and oils from the skin which dries it out. WebMD recommends taking no longer than 10 minute showers if you do shower each day, and to put the water on cold so you don’t dry your skin out.
4. YOU’RE WASTING WATER
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the average family of four uses about 400 gallons of water per day! If everyone in the family showers every single day, a lot of that water usage goes toward showers, since a 10 minute shower uses a whopping 60 liters of water. You might think taking a bath will conserve more water since you don’t have it constantly running, but baths use almost three times more water than showers, according to Stanford University.