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Is There Such a Thing as Showering Too Much?

Whether you’ve had a downer of a day or a sweaty afternoon on a hike, nothing feels as restorative as a long, hot shower, even if you showered that morning. But those hot showers may be stripping your skin of its natural oils and moisture. Which brings up the question: Is it possible to shower too often? In short, no—as long as you take the right precautions.

Although it’s not a must, you can shower every day without worrying about your skin. But the right shower routine doesn’t stop when you turn off the faucet. “It’s important to moisturize afterward, as skin can dry out from hot water,” says dermatologist Tina Funt, M.D. , of Schweiger Dermatology Group in Garden City, New York. Even during harsh winter weather or in drier climates—think a vacation to Palm Springs—you can still shower every day, as long as you follow up with a thick, rich moisturizer. The American Academy of Dermatology also recommends taking a warm, rather than hot, shower to minimize dryness.

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Source: Martha Stewart – Is There Such a Thing as Showering Too Much? By, the Editors at Strive


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