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SUSAN727 Posts: 1,368
1/16/14 11:22 A

once a day sometimes twice.

SUEACCT SparkPoints: (35,309)
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1/16/14 11:12 A

My shower is my equivalent of other's first cup of coffee - it is a daily event for me!

TIG123GER SparkPoints: (76,906)
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1/16/14 11:11 A

Usually every day but some weekends I might skip a day if I'm not going anywhere.

BOB5148 SparkPoints: (117,986)
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1/16/14 11:03 A

Everyday

ARCHIMEDESII SparkPoints: (146,333)
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1/16/14 11:03 A

I shower after a morning workout or run.

Some days I do skip if I'm still fairly clean or didn't have a sweaty workout.



SHKIRK Posts: 1,168
1/16/14 11:03 A

I shower once a week and hit the major areas everyday. I have very dry skin and showering makes me flake if to do it more often. I am 55 and have been doing it since my doctor told me to back 30 years ago. Never had any complaint of body odor. (and over the years I have worked with people that I KNOW would have told me if they smelled me) emoticon

Edited by: SHKIRK at: 1/16/2014 (11:04)
KKKAREN SparkPoints: (219,863)
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1/16/14 11:01 A

kind a personal question but I'll answer anyway. everyday.

AMANDA660 Posts: 881
1/16/14 10:25 A

Everyday:-)

SUZIEQUE77 SparkPoints: (9,077)
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1/16/14 10:22 A

I take either a bath or shower most every day but if I miss it on occasion it is not a huge deal.

EOWYN2424 Posts: 6,112
1/16/14 10:06 A

Once a day, twice, if I feel gross. I wash my hair every other day unless I'm sweaty from exercise. Then I wash my hair whenever I'm sweaty.

ERICREH Posts: 2,646
1/16/14 9:57 A

almost everyday.

YOURRIDICULOUS Posts: 65
1/16/14 9:44 A

Most every day. I love my father in laws response though which is once a week whether I need it or not. Haha. That cracks me up.

DOLLIE6 Posts: 2,759
1/16/14 9:43 A

every other day

MEXGAL1 SparkPoints: (257,574)
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1/16/14 9:34 A

every other day or depends on what I do

EMPRESSAMQ Posts: 5,077
1/16/14 9:32 A

daily, it's a given

STARMONICA SparkPoints: (99,355)
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1/16/14 9:15 A

every day

GRUMPY- SparkPoints: (13,816)
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1/16/14 6:54 A

Only when it rains...which in Iowa doesn't happen much in winter. So I take a snow shower. emoticon

THINKPINK06 Posts: 1,400
1/16/14 6:47 A

every day

WALIDGAZALA Posts: 8,106
1/16/14 6:29 A

every other day

MYAKAYAH Posts: 5,699
1/16/14 6:24 A

I shower pretty much every day! I wash my hair 1-2 times a week depending how my scalp feels, I colour my hair so the less I shampoo the better it is for me! I would like to shower every other day but my skin screams for me to shower every day pretty much so I listen~

SHOOTINGSTAR12 SparkPoints: (30,873)
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1/16/14 6:17 A

Every day

TENNISJIM Posts: 10,635
1/16/14 6:08 A

every day

KLEONIKI SparkPoints: (52,615)
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1/16/14 3:02 A

daily

MARYSOMFELEAN SparkPoints: (74,629)
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1/16/14 3:00 A

daily

ROXYCARIN SparkPoints: (61,224)
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1/16/14 1:56 A

Everyday

FITBITFAN SparkPoints: (13,731)
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1/16/14 1:21 A

Like a previous poster, I have psoriasis. I shower every other day most of the time. But, in the hottest days of summer or after sweaty exercise shower more often. I love to take a refreshing cool shower on a summer day. I am a big fan of long, hot detox baths in the winter. I have to really moisturize after those because of the psoriasis but it is so worth it for the warmth and relaxation..

LOSING_N_KONA SparkPoints: (1,679)
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1/16/14 1:11 A

Ha! This is funny because my fiance thinks it's weird that I don't always shower everyday. It really depends on what I did that day otherwise I get seriously dry skin, even with lotioning. Right now because I have beefed up the workouts it's everyday, but I would prefer every other day. It's at least daily for my fiance (unless it's the weekend and he doesn't leave the house that day). On non-shower days I do what my mom called sink baths....soap up those "trouble" areas lol...pits, crack, etc

RITZIBROWN SparkPoints: (81,070)
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1/16/14 12:58 A

Depends on what I've been doing. Once a day if high activity, workout or before yoga session.. Every other day, usually in winter, when my hair and skin get dry.

FITNESSFOODIE Posts: 3,347
1/16/14 12:07 A

My goal was every other day because of how dry and flaky my skin gets. But now that I am in menopause I have been showering every day because of the hot flashes and sweats.

FENWAYGIRL18 Posts: 5,856
1/15/14 11:55 P

I shower everyday..... I heard on the Today show that some woman hasn't shampooed her hair in 5 yrs.... now I think that's gross hahaha

Edited by: FENWAYGIRL18 at: 1/15/2014 (23:55)
HHUGHES71 SparkPoints: (72,792)
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1/15/14 10:31 P

Once a day.

KARENSCFLD52 SparkPoints: (2,772)
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1/15/14 10:28 P

Once per day, am. Unless of course I have had a very heavy work out.


LOLA_LALA Posts: 659
1/15/14 10:27 P

I have oily hair so really need to shower/shampoo every day, but I've found plain old coconut oil to be an outstanding moisturizer. No more itchy, dry skin - it's non-irritating, wonderfully soothing, and has worked like a charm for me.

I suspect there are lots of individual differences where this is concerned, though - all acceptable, really.

KKLENNERT809 Posts: 8,150
1/15/14 10:20 P

If I showered every day, my skin would be so dry==I have psoriasis.

GETSHORTY Posts: 1,370
1/15/14 10:14 P

I definitely wouldn't judge you as gross for not showering everyday. I do now, but let me tell you, when I was in college--in Manhattan (the Village, more precisely!)--it wasn't always a priority!

Besides, people have to do it all the time--like when we're flying internationally, we could be traveling for days' worth of time without a shower, all while being surrounded by all sorts of dirtiness from everywhere!

ANARIE Posts: 12,522
1/15/14 9:25 P

How often you need to shower depends enormously on where you live and what kind of activity you do. If you live where the air is dry and/or where the water is very hard, daily showers can be really, really hard on your skin and hair. If you're not perspiring a lot so you don't have issues with odor, then it might be *less* gross to shower less often. Showering daily in dry climates can give you flaky or chalky skin, dandruff, and so on.

I've lived in a variety of different climates. In humid places, perspiration and body moisture doesn't evaporate as well, so bacteria survive and can cause odors. In those places, I shower morning and night, and blow-dry my hair because it can take hours to dry, which is long enough for it to start to get a tiny bit funky. I live in the desert now, and even in hot weather, I shower at most once a day. Some days I just do a sponge bath (that way I get to feel good about water conservation at the same time I'm protecting my skin.)

I've known people who rely mostly on sponge baths and foot baths and only shower when they've actually gotten sweaty or dirty. None of them were smelly or gross. I've also known people who shower two or three times a day and *are* smelly and gross anyway. Showers aren't the only definition of hygiene.

MSMAKEOVER SparkPoints: (166,696)
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1/15/14 9:03 P

I shower at least twice a day....



BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (101,558)
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1/15/14 6:45 P

Every day in the morning.

LOUIE-LILY Posts: 2,386
1/15/14 6:43 P

Once daily, at night.

SHERYLDS Posts: 12,411
1/15/14 6:11 P

1st thing in AM...Last brfore bed

MIRR1130 Posts: 6
1/15/14 5:54 P

I bathe everyday, but I don't wash my hair everyday. I know that sounds gross, but I get my hair colored and its not healthy to wash it every day. I also use a dry shampoo so that helps!

TACDGB Posts: 6,132
1/15/14 5:50 P

I do every day.

GERARLAUR Posts: 341
1/15/14 5:46 P

Daily

AZULVIOLETA6 SparkPoints: (66,733)
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1/15/14 4:58 P

Yes, that might be gross...especially if you are exercising a lot! Are you taking baths instead?

I usually shower twice a day--once in the morning and once after exercise at night. Sometimes that second shower is just a very quick rinse. Technically, I shower three times on days when I swim.

PANFRIEDTROUT Posts: 3,694
1/15/14 4:56 P

When we're at our house in Oregon, I take a shower daily (but wash my hair every other day) & soak in a tub 1 or 2x per week because I love the soft water.

Here in AZ, we don't have a water softener for our house so the water feels & smells bad and it dries out my skin so I only shower every other day & wash my hair 2x weekly.

For me, showering is only partly about being clean .... what I really like about showers is that if I'm down emotionally or not feeling well physically, they help.

SUSAN29NJ Posts: 1,428
1/15/14 4:54 P

I shower everyday, but my husband showers every other day.

LEC358 SparkPoints: (10,181)
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1/15/14 4:33 P

Once a day except on the weekends where if I'm not expecting to go anywhere, I'll just shower every other day. I workout before work so a shower afterwards is a must. :D

JLEMUS1 Posts: 4,054
1/15/14 3:40 P

Usually once a day most time 2 times a day

-CORAL- SparkPoints: (38,528)
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1/15/14 3:38 P

If you're gross, then I am too. I take a shower roughly every other day, lol.

JEN_IN_CA Posts: 1,177
1/15/14 3:21 P

Just curious if I am weird! I definitely don't shower everyday, especially not during the winter. Is that gross? Am I the only one?

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