Is Showering Once A Week Enough?

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The personal hygiene debate rages on. How often should one shower? Daily works for me. It's necessary in my opinion. I'm convinced that I'm much more pleasant to be around if I have. Now I suppose the combination of fragrances (shampoo, body wash & shaving gel) may, in combination, over power people I encounter but I doubt it.. Plus I take it to another level with hair spray and cologne. That may be too much but the truth is it's better than the alternative. Another reason for the daily shower is to wake me up. It takes way more than a splash of water on my face to wake me from my slumber. In all honesty there are times when I don't start my day with a shower. Those are the days when I'm spending a good chunk of daylight working in the yard or around the house. On those occasions I'll shower after the work is done and before dinner or shortly before bedtime. I can't imagine going nearly a full week in between showers. If you are conserving water and supplies I understand. If you display hardly any body odor, good for you. Wait a day or two. But even if I lived alone and did not leave the house, ever, I would still have trouble being around myself. Stinky! The following story, which appeared in The Sun got me thinking about this stuff. Maybe you'll think about your own routine after you give it a read.

Un-shower power  A woman has sparked a debate on social media after disclosing that she only showers once a week. We’re not talking about washing your hair only once a week. We’re talking about actually taking a shower just once week.

In a TikTok video, the woman, named Reina, says she has several reasons for only showering once a week. She lists several reasons for her infrequent bathing, including that she doesn’t like it, and that it takes too long. "From warming the water up, to getting into the shower, to doing all of the necessary shower things, to getting out of the shower, to drying off, to waiting for my hair to dry” … Reina lists the reasons why she finds the process tedious. She also doesn’t like the feeling of wet hair or the sound of the blow dryer. And, finally, she says showering less often is less wasteful.

Oh, and Reina claims that since she started showering less, her eczema, dry scalp, and dry skin issues have improved.

Most comments were not in her favor, and included things like, “Tell me you’re single without telling me you’re single,” “Just go get in the shower,” and "I feel like we should all know less about each other." (The Sun)

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