Should We Hit The Shower Every Day?
Probably your response is “yeah, obviously”. We usually find that weird when people say they don’t shower every day. Noone wants to stink or greasy hair. However, from a health perspective, the answer is: No. According to science, showering on a daily isn’t the healthy habit that we thought it was. Why? Since our skin has the amazing ability to clean itself. So read up, and let’s find how to keep your perfect shower balance.
Why? Scientific Explanation
Frequent showers aren’t such a great habit, in fact, there are some harms to showering daily.
- Negative consequences include bad mood: The top layer of your skin, which is held together by fats to keep moisture, protect underlying skin layers. It may be broke when you shower every day. This disruption of the natural barrier can open you up to more irritants, allergens, and pathogens.
- You can give yourself acne: There are both good bacteria and bad bacteria on the human body. By constantly showering, you are getting rid of ALL the bacteria that screws with your body’s balance lead to damaging to your skin and even cause breakouts.
- It dries out your skin: If you shower every day, especially under hot water your skin can be dry since you are literally ridding your skin of the natural oils it needs to stay moisturized.
- You’re ruining your hair: your scalp goes into oil production overload and producing more to make up for the amount you are washing away with every shower.
However, It Depends
- On climate: in the dry climate or in a place with harsh winters, shower every day can be drying and irritating to the skin. However, showering daily will be in your best interest to keep away acne, body odor for those who live in humid areas.
- On your lifestyle: If you are a sweaty, smelly guy with exercise routine shower every day will decrease the risk of clogged pores, acne and odor.
- On your genes: with normal to oily skin frequent showering to avoid acne. Men with sensitive skin should avoid bathing daily. Simply rinsing most of the body with water and focusing on the underarms and groin areas with soap instead.
The Best Time To Take A Shower
There are a few scientific reasons why there isn’t just one perfect time for everyone to hit the bathroom.
- In the morning – if you shave in the shower: Morning showers making shaving mishaps less disastrous as from 6 AM to 9 AM blood clotting platelets won’t increase without moving.
- In the morning for those who have to creatively problem-solve: During showering, we are linked to something like unconscious processes aid creative thinking. Morning seems to perform your best during creatively demanding work weeks.
- At night for people have difficulty falling asleep: Shortly showering before bed may help you catch some shut eye more quickly and effectively. Cooling off from a warm shower naturally makes you drowsy.
- At night – if you’re prone to oily skin: Your face’s oil production peaks at around 1 PM, so washing your skin at night can really remove said oil, as well as the pollutants that can accumulate from a workday.
How To Still Look Amazing Even When You Don’t Shower Every Day
- Take a wet washcloth instead of showering to wipe groin region, armpits, etc.
- Use a deodorant that doesn’t leave white streaks without a distinctive smell.
- Priority for natural fabrics clothes, particularly during summer.
- Use dry shampoo or baby powder for clean and smooth and smell great hair
- Style your hair.
- Don’t overdo it with moisturizer.