Can Too Much Showering be Bad for You?

Yes, you’ve read that right. Bet you did not know that over-showering is really a thing since “the cleaner, the better” is pretty much the mantra that was lived by almost everyone as they grow up.

Come to think of it, showering is an entire process all in itself, and after a busy day at work, isn’t it equally tiring to do something you don’t like versus just lying in bed which proves to be more refreshing, especially after a very long day? But no, the norm is for people to take a shower even after a busy day, thanks to the stigma attached to cleanliness that everyone has grown so familiar of.

The less you shower, the longer your hair color will last.

Minerals found in water can dull the color of hair and also reduce luster and shine. Ergo, skipping a few hair washings can aid in keeping your hair color intact a lot longer.

You have been washing your hair the wrong way for a long time.

Okay here’s the real deal when you shampoo your hair, it’s important not to get the product into your hair ends. Why? Because when you put shampoo in your scalp, it will rinse downward anyway which removes the need for you to scrub the ends. Note that vigorously rubbing the tips of your hair can also lead to breakage.

When you use a conditioner, do the opposite! Get a dollop of the product in your hand and put it the ends of the hair, not the roots. The scalp can get oily faster and the conditioner in the roots may contribute to weighing your hair down.

Too much showering can dry up your skin.

The point of showering is to cleanse your skin, but if you’re overdoing it, it may be quite detrimental too. The soap and water can strip your skin of natural moisturizers which can leave it really dry and flaky. Constant scrubbing of the skin also breaks its topmost layer and frequent showers give it lesser time to heal itself via natural oil production.

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