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How Often You Really Need To Shower (According To Science)

Let's talk about your filth.

Some people see showers as a necessary (and lovely) ritual that all decent human beings do daily...

While others believe it's a chore to avoid until the last possible minute and then do as quickly as humanly possible.

Two dermatologists tell BuzzFeed Life that most Americans shower way more than is necessary.

And those norms are mainly the result of good advertising.

But here's the thing: Frequent showering may actually be doing more harm than good.

While your activity level and climate will affect how often you'll want shower, you can probably skip the daily shower and take one every two to three days.

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