I'm used to being a caveman type, living alone and showering when I feel like it... Then along comes my new girlfriend who is a bit *cleano*, (IMHO most women are, more so than men) She showers every evening before bed. Granted it was summer. Anyway, I caught the habit, and began to do so as well... I mean there's nothing like having sex play with a clean body... She's away at her parents' at the moment, and after this morning's Skype chat, she excused herself to take a shower. And I reckon she will also shower this evening before bed...
I was wondering if it is healthy to shower once a day... we are entering autumn and winter...
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on September 27, 2013
at 02:21 PM
I don't think frequent water exposure is inherently bad, but I would recommend you (and anyone else you're concerned about) try and limit the chemicals that usually go along with it (as Migo noted) and the hot water exposure. I cut out shampoo over a year ago and aside from a few weeks at the beginning when my hair was extra oily, my hair is cleaner, easier to manage, and less oily than it ever has been (not to mention not having to shampoo my hair can really shorten shower times on busy days!). I use a simple coconut-oil-based soap that I pick up in the grocery store for $2 a bar and that's it in the shower; it makes traveling a breeze as well :) It's less of an issue in the summer, but especially in the winter, frequent exposure to hot water can really dry your skin out, so if you can manage it, I recommend taking lukewarm or cold showers. I think getting regular cold showers in will probably do you some good: http://impossiblehq.com/cold-shower-health-benefits, so you might want to give that a shot as well :)
on September 27, 2013
at 02:08 PM
Rashes, very dry skin and hair may be an indication that you're washing too often (because the skin gets oily naturally). There are also some beneficial bacteria on your skin that you kill whenever you wash, too.
But I think the biggest issue is with the various hardcore chemical products that people put on their skin while washing and never pay attention to (have a look at a random shampoo contents, it's scary).
Why not offer your girlfriend a bar of organic, natural soap ? I'm sure she will be grateful...