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How Often Should You Shower?


What Happens When You Shower Too Much?

Normal skin has a protective layer of oil and a balance of “good” bacteria that help protect your skin from dryness and germs. If you clean it too often, especially with harsh soaps and lots of scrubbing, you can strip away this layer, leading to dry, irritated, itchy skin.


How Many Showers Per Week?

for many people, two to three times a week is enough and may be even better to maintain good health. It depends in part on your lifestyle. Someone who spends hours in the hot sun working in the yard or running or biking, will likely need to bathe more often than someone who’s cool and indoors.


What Happens When You Don’t Shower Enough?

The buildup of oils can cause a buildup of the bacteria that causes acne. Dirt and dead skin can add to the problem by clogging pores. Bottom line: Too little bathing could mean more pimples. The buildup of oils can cause other skin problems too: the flaking away of skin on your scalp (dandruff), and flareups of existing skin conditions like eczema


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