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Have been reading some articles about water conservation, but now the reason to take shorter showers or baths seems to be that it is healthier. How often you bathe / shower varies for everyone, but derms recommend at least doing a quick daily washcloth bath in certain areas like underarms, etc instead of taking a full shower. I tend to shower every other day unless I get really sweaty when we are on our walks in the hotter weather. 
Some derms said bathing only once a week is fine unless someone complains that you smell funky!  They recommend using cool water and little soap also. Small amounts of shampoo and wash hair only once-twice a week. 

How often do you shower? Every day? Once a week? Less often?😬

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Re: How often do you shower?

@Trailrun23 Every day.  Sometimes twice, depending (sweaty from excerise, working in the yard, having done something messy, etc) or maybe going out someplace special that night.

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Re: How often do you shower?

Every single day. With shower gel and soap.  And I wash my hair every day.

 

I walked just over 2 miles very early this morning in the 80 degree heat and 3 trillion percent humidity.  I can't imagine just coming in, drying off and getting dressed. Yuck.

 

And on the days where I'm a slug, I do the same routine. 


Why is it, when I have a 50/50 guess at something, I'm always 100% wrong?
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Re: How often do you shower?

Daily.  No water shortages in this area of WV.

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Re: How often do you shower?

Some people think that too many showers will dry out their skin, and some with very snsitive skin dont like to do it daily.  

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Re: How often do you shower?

Difficult question to answer as everyone is different. So many variables. Do what is best for you and your lifestyle, but I doubt that most people need to shower and shampoo daily as they age and are no longer working. 

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Re: How often do you shower?

@gidgetgh @A slug! How funny! To answer the question. I shower daily. I can't imagine it any other way.  Somethings are non negotiable with me! Showering is one!

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Re: How often do you shower?

2 - 3  times a day...first thing in the morning, right before bed and if I've done yard work, sometimes I need a mid day rinse off.

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AM workout daily.....shower at the gym.  Bath at night for restoration and calm, often with different herbal Epsom salts.

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I am trying to shower every other day while I am not going anywhere, but it's hard since I have showered daily for so long. DH showers daily but I am trying to get him to not camp out in the shower. He is in there way too long...20 minutes! I have timed him but he still says he takes five minute showers. I am hoping the next water bill will be a wake-up call. I do prefer cooler water now which is better and less drying on the skin. 

I can't possibly wash my hair only once a week as they recommend. It also said to use only a drop or two of shampoo;  that would do nothing for my hair, and use the same amount for soap or shower gel.