Ever since Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher made known their stance on how often their children bathe, there’s been a frenzy in which many are debating how often they themselves should shower. Some do it once a day, some twice. Sometimes, none at all. But to be honest, this all depends on your activity level, your skin type, and your own personal hygiene. Can you skip the daily shower? Is there such a thing as overdoing it? We did some research to find out more about this subject. Keep reading for more!
How Often Should You Really Shower? It All Depends On …
If your activity level is high
While showering more than once a day could be bad for you according to some derms, there’s no consensus on how often you should shower. However, if you want to shower because you are constantly on the go or work out during the day, it’s totally okay to do so.
If you’re bathing too often
When you’re bathing too often, you may see a few signs that you’re ashing too often. If your skin is dry, breaking out, or feeling kind of itchy, you may be washing too often. If your hair is becoming dry or brittle, this may also be a sign that you’re washing too often. This means you are stripping your skin of essential oils. Skipping a shower will not make you have more body oil.
What season it is
Again, your shower or bath schedule should be able to coordinate with what season it is. Or how the weather is where you live. If it’s very hot outside and you’re prone to sweating and clogged pores, you should shower as often as you feel comfortable. Enough to keep your skin healthy. If it’s warmer and you don’t want to, you do not have to.