Upon rising I look into the mirror, and I ponder what one really showers for every morning. I smell myself, not bad I think. I look at my hair and run my fingers through it, I can work with this I think. And so, relieved of a sorts at the thought of having additional time to myself this morning, I pass on the shower and get dressed.
There are studies which show that bathing too often is actually bad for the skin and hair for it washes away the natural protective barrier the body creates. I have visited and read a few sites this morning and have copied them here for your convenience should you also like to read a little on the subject.
Skin, the body’s largest organ, is our first and best defense against external aggressors. When skin is healthy, its many layers work hard to protect us, but when its condition is compromised, its ability to work as an effective barrier is impaired.
Showering too much can mess with your skin, and even the way your body functions
There’s compelling indirect evidence to suggest that showering damages your microbiome on your skin, which in turn damages your skin health.
How Often Should I Shower?
“I think showering is mostly for aesthetic reasons,” says Dr. Elaine Larson, an infectious disease expert and associate dean for research at Columbia University School of Nursing. “People think they’re showering for hygiene or to be cleaner, but bacteriologically, that’s not the case.”