How many times a week should you wash, according to dermatologists?


12/29/2023 20:11

There is a trend on social media called “everything shower,” which sees the shower as the equivalent of a spa. However, while the idea of ​​spending hours in the shower to unwind after a hard day is appealing, this approach may not be suitable for everyone.

Spending long periods of time in the shower can increase the risk of dry and irritated skin, especially during the colder months when the air outside is dry. Hot and hard water can also disrupt the microbiome, causing skin hypersensitivity. Dermatologists recommend that many people limit the number of showers they take to three times a week.

This washing regimen may be beneficial for people with dry and sensitive skin, those who do not exercise daily, or those who work from home. Showering more often can cause flaking and even problems such as eczema. However, for people who lead an active lifestyle or play sports, it is recommended to shower daily, taking a number of precautions to avoid dry skin. These measures include limiting bath time to 15 minutes, using warm water instead of hot, and choosing gentle cleansers such as shower oil to hydrate the skin and maintain its natural moisture.

Author Angelina Efremova

Angelina Efremova – freelance correspondent for Pravda.Ru, student at Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov

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