01-28-2019, 10:40 PM
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During the summer, I shower 1-2 times a day.

During the winter I shower the days where I have been working out in the gym, typically 3 times a week.

However I wash my entire body and face with a new washing cloth at least once a day using just cold to tepid water from the bathroom sink - after each visit to the toilet.

I use a disposable cloth like these:
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 01-29-2019, 10:01 AM
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(01-28-2019, 08:36 PM)WegianWarrior Wrote: 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.

Agreed.  The typical mass produced soap is horrible.  One of the byproducts of soap production is glycerin, commercial soap companies take out the glycerin and sell it back to you as a moisturizer.  What is left is a soap that gives you that squeaky clean feel because all of the oils have been removed from your skin.  They expect you to pay for the bottle of moisturizer - you pay twice.

My skin would get so dry in the winter that I would have issues.  Talking to a dermatologist - she said to find someone that makes natural soap.  I use a soap that contains shea and coco butters and that solved the problem.  

Just because a large company like P&G sells soap - doesn't mean it is actually good for you....

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 01-29-2019, 12:32 PM
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  • Rufus
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(01-29-2019, 10:01 AM)Cincinnatus Wrote:
(01-28-2019, 08:36 PM)WegianWarrior Wrote: 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.

Agreed.  The typical mass produced soap is horrible.  One of the byproducts of soap production is glycerin, commercial soap companies take out the glycerin and sell it back to you as a moisturizer.  What is left is a soap that gives you that squeaky clean feel because all of the oils have been removed from your skin.  They expect you to pay for the bottle of moisturizer - you pay twice.

My skin would get so dry in the winter that I would have issues.  Talking to a dermatologist - she said to find someone that makes natural soap.  I use a soap that contains shea and coco butters and that solved the problem.  

Just because a large company like P&G sells soap - doesn't mean it is actually good for you....

Take a look at Aleppo Savon in Calgary, Alberta. He’s a fourth generation soap maker refugee from Aleppo, Syria. He makes a variety of all natural soaps.

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 01-29-2019, 12:46 PM
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I use soap from the Good Earth Spa - in bulk it is less than $3.50 a bar.

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 01-29-2019, 12:54 PM
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I MUST shower and shave daily... Confused 
If I didn't I think I would go crazy.... Eyepop

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 01-29-2019, 02:25 PM
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Guess I learned something from the Interwebs once again ..

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 01-29-2019, 06:09 PM
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Skin produces its own natural oils and good bacteria, which are used to protect your skin. Soap is removing these as well.

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 01-29-2019, 07:03 PM
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Showering daily is completely unnecessary, unless you stink. I agree with the dermatologist. I like to shower daily because of shaving. 

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 01-29-2019, 09:04 PM
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I shower daily, unless camping or something like that.  Twice if I worked out or otherwise got grimy during the day.

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 01-31-2019, 07:04 AM
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Every day.
I feel uncomfortable without a shower.

Days with sports: a second shower.


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 01-31-2019, 12:58 PM
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1 to 2 times per day.  Allergies and scalp folliculitis issues.

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 07-31-2019, 04:48 AM
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Once in the morning and at night after work (2 times)

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 08-13-2019, 10:40 AM
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once a day, depending on how sweaty I get...   I'm in South Texas so it gets pretty humid.

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 08-13-2019, 02:45 PM
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At least twice a day.
It is very hot where I am working and the humidity is pretty insane where I live.

5 minutes after the start of my shift at work I am already completly wet. And it is the same thing art home since I am next to a river. Temperature frequently reach 40c° here.

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 08-13-2019, 08:41 PM
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I usually shower 3 or 4 times a week, sometimes 2 in winter. Im lucky that sweat or no sweat my body doesn't produce a lot of body odor. I will shower for going out, church, stuff like that but if im hanging around the house I sometimes don't bother. I will note though that since ive swapped to wetshaving 4 or 5 years ago that my skin has improved drastically. A good thing about these forums is learning about all the great products produced and since swapping to natural and handmade shaving and shower soaps I haven't looked back. If I have to use mass produced soap when I get out of shower I can definitely feel the difference because my skin feels tight and dry.

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 11-04-2019, 06:38 PM
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Usually daily, and twice on very hot days. Use an ayurvedic soap currently, artisan soap or Castile soap. I avoid the mainstream soaps. Hair once or twice a week.

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 11-09-2019, 02:41 AM
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Rinse in the morning and shower in the evening. Tropical weather here, so pretty normal for 2-3 times depending on what you do during the day. I limit my soap usage to avoid dry skin and mainly use it in the sweatier / stinkier areas. Every once in a while, I will do a heavy scrub with a loofah.

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