How Often Should You Take a Shower? Common Mistakes About the Shower
Bathing regularly is a healthy habit. But some wrongs that we know right can cause some health problems. Here is the shower guide.
Bathing regularly is definitely a healthy habit. Therefore, it may seem better to take an extra shower every day. After all, we clean your body during the shower and we feel cleaner and better.
So, is it necessary to take one or more showers a day? Taking more than one shower a day may not be a good thing. So taking a shower is enough to keep yourself clean, but not enough to dry out your skin and peel off its natural protective layer.
So how often should you take a bath? It may not be as often as you think, although others may think differently.
What Happens When You Shower Too Many?
Normal skin has a protective layer of oils and a balance of "good" bacteria that help protect your skin from dryness and germs. If you clean too often, especially with harsh soaps and too much scrubbing, you can peel this layer off, resulting in dry, irritated, itchy skin. This can allow germs and allergens to pass through the skin, causing cracks that cause skin infections or allergic reactions.
Your body's immune system needs some stimulation from germs, including those living on your skin. If you clear them too quickly, your body won't have a chance to produce the antibodies that protect against them.
Antibacterial soaps can contribute to this by killing the skin's natural bacterial protection against more difficult-to-treat, more infectious microbes.
What Happens When You Don't Shower Enough?
Bad and strong odor. While walking around with a strong body odor is not normally unhealthy, it may not be good for building healthy relationships with people at home, school, and work.
On the other hand, there are also some health and skin problems that can arise. The buildup of oils can cause acne-causing bacteria to build up. Dirt and dead skin can clog pores and add to the problem. The build-up of oils can cause other skin problems as well; exfoliation of the skin on your scalp (dandruff) and exacerbation of existing skin conditions such as eczema.
How Many Times Should You Shower A Week?
Many doctors say a daily shower is fine for most people. But for many people, two to three times a week is enough, and it can be even better for maintaining health. This partly depends on your lifestyle.
There are other factors as well. If you have certain allergies or especially oily skin, it may be a good idea to shower more often. On the other hand, people with certain skin conditions may be better off keeping showers to a minimum.
It also depends on how much time you spend in the shower (or bath).
How Long Should You Take a Shower?
The more time you spend in the water, the worse the effects on your hair and skin can be.
3 to 5 minutes and concentrate on important areas of the body: armpits, groin and face. You don't have to rub every inch of your skin unless you're rolling in the dirt.
Most people do not need to use shampoo every day. Shampooing 2 to 3 times a week is sufficient for most hair types. However, if your hair is particularly oily, you may need to do more.
How Should the Water Temperature be While Taking a Shower?
Hot water may be fine when it's cold outside, but it's more likely to dry out your skin and make it itchy. Try to keep the water temperature close to warm rather than hot.
Fragrances and fragrances can also pull moisture from your skin. So use mild soaps and cleaners.
Limit drying effects by drying with a towel instead of rubbing, and then applying an unscented moisturizer. For best effect, apply moisturizer within 3 minutes of getting out of the bath or shower.
Source: WebMD - Photos: Unsplash