, author: Ermakova M.

Dermatologist - why you shouldn’t wash more than three times a week

Taking a shower or bath every day has a negative impact on your skin.

Daily hygiene procedures have become routine. When we wake up, we take a shower, before going to bed, too, and someone repeats this ritual when they come home from work. On hot days, the number of visits to the bathroom also increases. But how necessary is it for the skin to interact so frequently with water and soap?

Dermatologist, therapist, dermatopathologist Mamina Turegano notes that frequent showers provoke irritation on the skin. By exposing the body to a washcloth and detergents, we wash away the natural protective layer from the skin. At the same time, of course, one should not deny the positive effect of a shower: standing under streams of water, we relax, get rid of impurities and dead skin cells.

The specialist emphasizes that people suffering from skin problems (for example, eczema) should refrain from taking frequent showers, since water and hygiene products can aggravate the condition.