01-27-2019, 08:07 PM
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Dermatologists are saying that men are showering too much. We are only supposed to shower once or twice a week unless we sweat or get dirty. 

How often do you shower? What are your thoughts on this subject?

I generally shower 5-6 times a week. I don't want to smell like BO around the college girls.

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 01-27-2019, 08:28 PM
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At least once a day, so I can get the sweat and grime off. My trick is to not use a ton of soap each time so I won't dry my skin out.

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 01-27-2019, 08:33 PM
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Every day.  Wash my hair every other day.  I use artisan soaps rich in butters and add a bit of Shea butter post-shower while my skin is still damp.  Pretty sure my wife would say "well, I'm not one of those dermatologists who think you bath too much.  Go wash your stank off".  And so I shower.

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 01-27-2019, 09:18 PM
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I tend to shower every day.  On occasion I might wake up and lounge the day away and never leave the house.  In that case I might not shower.

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 01-27-2019, 09:42 PM
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I shower and wash my hair with one of the good shampoo bars every day that I exercise (treadmill), about 5 days a week.  If I don't exercise, I usually skip the shower that day.  I have normal non-oily skin, and it does not get too dry.

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 01-27-2019, 10:09 PM
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I tend to shower daily, though I wash my hair less often.

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 01-28-2019, 06:57 AM
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I shower every day

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 01-28-2019, 08:07 AM
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Everyday

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 01-28-2019, 08:26 AM
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Ditto - Everyday.

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 01-28-2019, 08:27 AM
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Daily. During the summer months, occasionally twice per day.

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 01-28-2019, 08:31 AM
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  • nikos.a
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Once or twice per day. 

I could never skip a day without showering.

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 01-28-2019, 08:37 AM
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  • nikos.a
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(01-27-2019, 08:07 PM)SweetReason Wrote: We are only supposed to shower once or twice a week unless we sweat or get dirty. 

Who says that?

That could be possible only if you never leave your home, the temperature and humidity are perfectly controlled and the environment is sterile. I don't know of any person that could live like that.

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 01-28-2019, 01:45 PM
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Every day!

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 01-28-2019, 01:59 PM
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I shower twice a day.  I run in the mornings, so I shower after that.  I usually do a gym workout in the early evening, so I shower after that.  Even if I don't do that early evening workout, I still shower before bed.  I have oily skin which is not sensitive to anything, so I don't have any issues.

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 01-28-2019, 03:32 PM
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Every Saturday evening whether I need it or not.

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 01-28-2019, 05:06 PM
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I shower every day and wash what’s left of my hair as well. Otherwise, I’d have one of those “I’m not Kramer” days.

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 01-28-2019, 05:13 PM
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  • MaxP
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Every morning.
1. It helps me awaken.
2. It softens my whiskers for a morning shave!

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 01-28-2019, 05:17 PM
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  • Garb
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Run early shower when done. I have to shower to wake up if I don't run. I have showered 3x a day if I get stuck doing a nasty job after my run. I'm lucky so far and don't have real dry skin but I'm outside a lot.

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 01-28-2019, 06:33 PM
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(01-28-2019, 08:37 AM)nikos.a Wrote:
(01-27-2019, 08:07 PM)SweetReason Wrote: We are only supposed to shower once or twice a week unless we sweat or get dirty. 

Who says that?

That could be possible only if you never leave your home, the temperature and humidity are perfectly controlled and the environment is sterile. I don't know of any person that could live like that.


My nursing school professor mentioned this in class so I researched it online. To my disbelief, that is what is recommended by dermatologists.

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 01-28-2019, 08:36 PM
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I think the issue is not showering per se, but the use of soaps and shower gels that strip the skin of everything. Use a mild soap and/or lotions when you're done, and this is a non-issue.

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