There are two types of people in this world: those who will take any opportunity they have to shower and those who simply can’t find time to do so. However, this is one women’s health topic you should know your doctor’s answer to.
When dermatologists were asked, “How often should women shower?” they typically advise showering at least every two to three days. They say that if you shower any less than that, bacteria and dirt will start building up to the point that they could cause inflammation. Incidentally, this is also how often you should wash your hair. Of course, you can wash your hair more often if you tend to have oily hair and less often if you have a dry scalp.
It’s important to understand that it’s also possible to shower too much. While most doctors don’t have a specific timeframe for how often is too often to shower, they will tell you that you’re probably overdoing it if you notice your skin is dry or irritated. This is because too many showers, or too hot of showers, will strip your skin of its natural oils. When this happens, you’ll experience over-exfoliation.
Of course, there are also many other women’s health factors that you should consider when trying to determine if your shower habit is legit.
How Often You Work Out
Sweat causes pimples, especially when it’s combined with things like makeup and bacteria. This is why it’s so important to shower right after you work out. Doing so is important for your women’s health because it helps prevent bacteria buildup.
Where You Live
Anyone who lives in a humid environment will find that they sweat more frequently. For this reason, it’s important to shower more frequently. Doing so will help minimize the amount of bacteria that’s found on your skin.
On the other hand, if you live in a drier climate, you can probably get away with showering less often. This is because the general rule when it comes to women’s health is that if you sweat, you should shower.
What Type of Water you Have
Hard, unfiltered water is also problematic because it contains minerals, oxidizers, calcium, magnesium, silica, and iron. These are things that will leave residue on your skin and hair causing build-up, dryness, and irritation. When this happens, your skin will start to look dull and dry even if you use things like serums and moisturizers because they aren’t able to fully penetrate your skin. The best way to combat this type of an issue is by not showering as often.
How Dry Your Skin Is
Just because you have a women’s health issue with dry skin doesn’t mean you can’t shower once a day. It just means that you must be careful not to strip your skin of natural oils when you do shower. The best way to avoid this is by foregoing the scalding-hot water temps. This is important because they can sap moisture from your skin, especially throughout the cold winter months. Instead, you should opt for lukewarm water.
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