This question is at the center of a recent NPR article: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/09/26/917019912/in-the-era-of-hygiene-clean-author-makes-the-case-for-showering-less
Dr. James Hamblin, the author of "Clean," argues that many of us are showering too often, possibly to the detriment of our skin's microbiome.Me
, I shower just about every day. In the summer, maybe twice some days. Even if I don't "feel" particularly dirty, I just enjoy the feeling of being naked with water flowing over me so much that I need it about every day. It's almost spiritual.
On days when I don't shower, it's either a) I'm mentally way
down, or b) I'm completely exhausted, but then being that tired and skipping the shower causes
me to feel mentally down, so I try super hard not to let b happen.
So what say you all?