I may take, gee, five showers a day if it’s spring and pollen is going crazy. A local weatherguy said once, at the height of allergy season, that just standing under the shower for a few minutes can make a big difference for people who are sensitive. I’ve found that it does, or that it seems to, which is OK, too. Of course, my skin has pretty much turned into leather, but I don’t sneeze much.
Shameful confession: since becoming a landlord/househusband, my hygiene has gone to shit. Maybe three times a week if I’m not going anywhere farther than the end of the property. More in the summer, 'cause I don’t like feeling sweaty.
Well that I totally understand. I got my hair died one time and to keep the color In I had to not wash my hair for a week. My hair was so nasty when that week was over. I’ve been in the hospital before with tubes in me from surgery where I couldn’t shower or barely get up for a week and half, that was fun.
@chienfou I was in a rush earlier…
For those unfamiliar with the term, PRN means ‘as needed’.
A lot depends on level of activity, access to shower or alternate water source etc. (for instance, when backpacking it is pretty tough to take a shower… sometimes a swim in a lake or river/stream has to make do) On some of our ‘third world’ trips taking a daily shower was a luxury that was not always available.
@therealjrn@tinamarie1974 in the summer I’m usually sweaty outside so I’ll rinse off with some water from the pool then jump in to cool off. Then repeat the cycle… That works about 6 months out of the year
On average, every other day, I guess, because I shower a couple of hours after I work out. But if I’ve been doing something that makes me sweaty/gross, I’ll shower afterwards, so more frequently in the summer than in the winter. I’ve found that, the older I get, the more sensitive my skin has become, and a warm/hot shower dries out my skin & hair a LOT, so I end up having to use lots of conditioner and body lotion. I don’t want to offend anyone else with b.o. etc, but if I’ve basically just hung out at home for most of the day (I’m retired,) I don’t feel like a daily shower is a necessity. I’m way more OCD about my clothes - if I’ve worn something other than jeans for more than 30 minutes, it goes into the laundry basket at night!!
I Shower every other day in winter because it dries me out if I do everyday. More in the summer. I also shower with an antibacterial soap 1-2 times per week, it’s mild and it prevents my skin from breaking out due to sweat and bacteria.