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Why You Shouldn’t Shower On A Daily Basis

by | Health

Apr 17, 2021

Are you one of those people who just can’t do without their morning shower? Then we’ll tell you what it does to your body when you get under the shower every day.

For many of us, the daily shower is part of the morning ritual because we wouldn’t get out of bed without it. But now I would like to inform you about the consequences for our body if we shower off every day

Everyone starts their day differently – some rely on an extensive yoga session. Others spend the first half-hour of the morning on their Instagram feed.

Still, others let a good amount of water rain down on them as soon as the temperatures rise again. The quick jump under the shower has become a daily routine for many of us. 

The good news first: Unpleasant smells won’t be noticed anytime soon. Personal hygiene provides many health benefits, including pain relief and treatment in the form of hydrotherapy. A hot shower, for example, helps ease sore muscles and muscle tension. It also aids in increasing blood circulation in the body, works as pain relief, and reduces inflammation.

But, as with many things in life, it is better to take a shower in moderation. I’ll tell you what happens to your body if you do it every day.

1. Your skin dries out

Our largest organ is such an intricate complex that it doesn’t need excessive care. By standing under the shower every day, we literally wash off the natural protective film of our skin, which protects us from bacteria and fungi.

In the worst case, this can even result in small pimples or pigment spots. Also, we unnecessarily remove moisture. So our legs, arms, and body feel rough and dry as a result of dead skin. 

2. Your hair becomes greasy faster.

What is harmful to the skin is usually not good for the hair either! If our scalp comes into frequent contact with water, it can cause dry areas and dandruff.

The sebum glands in the hair roots automatically produce more fat to counteract the roughness – despite all the good-naturedness of our body.

However, we then have to live with greasy hair. And with that, a vicious circle begins, which means that we have to rely on the daily shower to look fresh always. So we’d better not get into that in the first place.

3. Your nails start cracking.

If there is one part of the body that cannot get enough running water, it is our hands. Whether when rinsing, after using the toilet, or while lathering in the shower – apart from the simple contact with water, our fingers also have to work! This causes our cuticles to soften again and again, which leads to brittle and cracked fingernails. 

The solution: Forego the frequent shower. Sometimes less is more!

Photo by Armin Rimoldi from Pexels

By Emilie Schleif

Emilie Schleif is a Lifestyle Writer at GoodHealthRecipe, where she covers all things relationships and wellness—born and raised in La Canada Flintridge. She currently lives in Hamburg and loves running, hiking, and walking with her dog, Jasper.


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