How many times a week should you shower?

How many times a week should you shower?


Health Desk

Here’s a tip to save time in the morning – don’t shower.

A recent survey found that as many as a third of all Brits do not shower every day, but they may not be as stinky as you think.

According to one expert, showers are really only needed about twice a week.

Dr Elaine Larson, an infectious disease expert at Columbia University School of Nursing, told Time magazine that a shower a day is not necessary – at least for your skin.

“People think they are showering or to be cleaner, but bacteriologically, that’s not the case,” she said.

In fact the more showers you have may cause more problems.

You can strip your body away of essential oils and increase your chance of infection as bathing will allow germs to enter cracked skin.

Dr C Brandon Mitchell, assistant professor of dermatology at George Washington University, agreed and said two showers each week was plenty.

‘Your body is naturally a well-oiled machine. A daily shower isn’t necessary,’ he said.



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