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Reasons Why You Should Stop Taking Your Bath Every Day


Many of us think that the more we take our bath, the more we keep germs from infecting our body. Unfortunately or rather fortunately, the reverse is the case. This is no joke. Are you asking me how? Ok. Let me teach you a little dermatology. 

The human skin naturally produces essential oils which help in the protection of the skin against germs and infection. When you bath, you wash away the essential oils thus giving germs free way to enter your cracked skin and thereby increasing your chance of infection. Also, some of the water we use are treated with disinfectants like chlorine or other chemicals. Bathing frequently with such water can lead to skin cancer and other skin problems caused by chemical reactions with the skin.

Some experts in dermatology recommend one to two showers per week. An infectious disease expert at Columbia University School of Nursing, Dr. Elaine Larson, told Time Magazine that a shower a day is not necessary especially for your skin. Dr Brandon Mitchell, assistant professor of dermatology at George Washington University, agreed and said two showers each week was much.

This sounds like good news for some of us that are lazy to enter the shower. It helps us save time and water. But I don't think this is practicable after some hard jobs that make one sweat a lot and dirty. Or those with body odour or smelly regions as Wizkid said. That is left to their personal decision.

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