Fandango is the host of Fandango Provocative Question
Welcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question. Each week I will pose what I think is a provocative question for your consideration.
One article I came across noted that when you shower daily, you dry out your skin, especially if you are scrubbing with an abrasive material or soap. Further, you can deplete the essential oils, lipids, and bacteria that help your skin fight off inflammation, maintain a smooth look, and reinforce its protective barrier.
So with this in mind, my provocative question this week is this…
Do you regularly shower or bathe daily? If not, how often do you shower or bathe? If you do shower or bathe daily, is there anything that might persuade you to do so less often?
Since my childhood, I have been taking a shower daily. It is an ingrained habit too hard to break at this age when I’m almost 60. When I was sick or after my surgeries, I still had a towel bath because I cannot abide by myself if I don’t.
When I was in Seattle, the humidity level there made my hair wild, frizzy, and difficult to manage. I consulted someone at Sephora and she advised me to wash my hair less frequently. 2 times a week, maximum of 3 times. This advice I have followed with good results. And this helps save water too.
I never took a bath, just usually quick showers. That helps minimize water wastage. If, and it a big if, someone convinced me to not take a shower daily because of any reason, I still would be very reluctant to embrace this new state of being.