How Many Showers is Too Many?

United States
May 27, 2007 2:55pm CST
Lately I have been showering at least twice a day. But, there are times when I want to jump in again. The hot, humid weather makes me feel sticky and yucky. A quick blast of a tepid shower seems to help. But, is it okay to shower 3x a day? Now that we have our pool up I can hop in it when I get home from work to cool down. That would save on water too. I just don't want to have my skin dry out from over exposure to the water.
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
27 May 07
I'm not sure but I do the same thing. I get to overheated and i get into the shower to feel better. I can't stand to get to hot. C=Besides it affecting my ms systems it makes me feel yucky to sweat to much also.
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• United States
28 May 07
I know that the high temps and humidity can really take a toll on those with MS.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
28 May 07
yeah it does espically during the summer.
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@hezoid (2147)
27 May 07
I try not to shower more than one a day becuase more than that tends to dry my already eczema prone skin out too much! Luckily the UK isn't generally too hot, maybe the odd times in the summer there will be days when i take an extra shower but maybe without using any shower gel, just the water so as not to dry my skin out. I think more than twice a day is too much for your skin to cope with really, it may be a nice way to cool down and stop you from feeling sticky but i think if we get our skin too wet too often or over clean it it can be damaging.
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• United States
28 May 07
I have showered not using any soaps or gels, but don't feel as refreshed.
@gabs8513 (48714)
• United Kingdom
27 May 07
Yes it is ok Elusive I do to when it is really hot as long as you moisturize your Body you will be fine There has been times when I showered 4 times a Day lol
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• United States
28 May 07
Somedays I just want to stay in the shower for hours. I only use tepid water and gradually turn down the hot water.
@maribea (2366)
• Italy
27 May 07
oh I don't think that there is one definite number of showers one has to take in the day but of course too much is too much and I don't think I would ever advice anybody to get three or more showers per day!!!let's hope you will feel much more accostumed to the weather as soon as possible..oh yes I think it a great idea to profit from such a great thing as a swimming pool..refreshing, relaxing and healthy...anyway I hope you don't mind me adding just a note to say how we can be different according to our origin..here in italy we are much more familiar with hot weather and hot in general than you Americans are..I mean, that I met with many Americans while being in medical congress and they were always complaining about the hot weather even though the air conditioned was on and it was so chilly that I was feeling cold!!! I think that we can suffer from cold or hot in such different manners that is incredible funny and interesting learning the differences among us..hope you don't mind..it is just to laugh together at differences between general likes and dislikes of populations..
• United States
28 May 07
My husband is from Holland and prefers not to have the fans nor the air conditioner running. He keeps telling me to "get used to it". Well, I have tried and if I don't find relief, I get miserable. I never complain about the heat. The humidity is what I complain about. I don't function well with humidity. But, if there is air conditioning to lessen the stickiness, I am good to go. Hubby hasn't put the air conditioner in the window yet. It is still in the storage shed. He does have one fan in the computer room, which he will occasionally turn on. But, the rest of the house remains without a fan. It is usually when I go rustle up the fans and complain excessively about the miserable heat that he will drag out the AC and set it up.
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@maribea (2366)
• Italy
28 May 07
as your husband I don't like having the air conditioned running..but the fact is that this is just a matter of personal habits and personal needs..I hate dampness, too but I cannot stand the too chilly air you can have in your house when the air conditioned is going on..I prefer having a good house where you can stay fresh or find a bit of relief in natural air..but this is just my opinion..we can be different as I told and this is interesting and funny and all American people I knew are in desperate need of air conditioned..I think they just like it too cold, this is my feeling but this is because I do suffer from cold so much..anyway I am sure that meeting half way is the best way to live together in peace and happiness!!!
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@villageanne (8554)
• United States
31 May 07
My husband takes two a day. He gets grease and oil all over him so he takes a shower before he comes home from work. He sweats alot when he is outside. As a result he takes another shower before he goes to work. Sometimes he has been known to take two at home and one at work in the same day. LOL
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• United States
27 Jun 07
Great that he has the option of showering at work. I don't know many places that have that option available.
• United States
27 May 07
Sometimes I shower 3 times a day and as I use Olay Body Moisture Wash it does not dry my skin out.
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• United States
28 May 07
I have used the Olay with moisture ribbons. It is a bit too strong a scent for me. But the moisturizer in it is great.
• United States
27 May 07
With today's great shower products available that moisturize while showering I can't see why it would hurt. I'm the same way... I cannot stand to be stinky and sticky! LOL Just try not to wash the hair constantly as that can dry it out for sure. But using the great products out there (my favorite is the METHOD HOME stuff that I've written about before) to moisturize during the shower plus the great matching products for afterwards there's no reason to have dry skin. The yellow dollar general stores carried Caress soaps around here that not only smell wonderful but really do moisturize well. I think a big bottle is about $3 and you honestly need only a few drops on your bath sponge/mitt or whatever you bathe with. It leaves the skin so smooth and replenished. Then afterwords use some lotions to keep the moisture in. Method has a great product line out that I'm using all the time now that smells wonderful, is all natural and really is fairly priced. Most of their stuff is available at Target or you can check out what they have online at http://www.methodhome.com to see what all is out there. I'm not sure if you can order from their site, but I think you can.
• United States
28 May 07
Thanks for the link. You can order products from them online. But, all I could find for body wash was a mint and a floral. I am not much for smelling minty and my allergies don't handle floral scents. Too bad for me because these products are reasonably priced! I will check out the Caress bath products. I use the oatmeal soap and love it.
@eaforeman6 (8983)
• United States
27 May 07
I would just always use a good moisturizer...wether its a body wash or caress. I use the caress soap and I just love it. Its not only great on the skin but it always makes the bathroom smell so good..
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• United States
28 May 07
I have thought about using a body wash, but not sure if my skin or allergies can tolerate the scents. I have to be selective when using skin care products.
@Norstar (695)
• India
27 May 07
In such a weather, it is great relief to have shower. I take at least 4 times a day and often more. It helps feel fresh and clean. In such weather condition, a shower does not do any harm. Even taking a dip in a pool would help.
• United States
28 May 07
We just set-up our pool and I will be jumping in when I get home from work, especially on those hot hot days.
@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
27 May 07
I think it depends on how long your showers are that you take. If you take shorter showers than it is okay to take two or three a day but if they are long showers, I think that is too much water being used plus increasing your water bill. I usually take one shower a day but the last couple of days has been hot and humid so I have taken two showers a day, one being my normal shower and then a short, cool me off shower. :-) My roommate takes three showers. He will take one long one and then a couple minutes later will take another one and after that he takes another one a couple minutes later. That is definitely too much.
• United States
28 May 07
I too take one long shower, usually in the morning to get myself going. Then a short one in the afternoon. Lately the heat has been getting to me and I want to take another short one before bedtime.
@dhouston (417)
• United States
30 May 07
I hate hot sticky weather, too, and usually cringe in front of the air conditioner! I don't think 3 showers a day are a problem unless you start drying out your skin too much. You'll notice because you'll start itching.
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@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
30 May 07
I would think you can take as many showers that you want per day- Just don't use super hot water- that is what dries out your skin. But I'm with you- jump in the pool- saves water and the heating the water bill. Plus it is so refreshing to jump in a pool and swim around- I love it! Our pool will be ready this week! I can't wait! Going to be a hot one this week here in NY- 80's and humid- I take 2 showers most days too-- or at least a shower and a bath!
@wachit14 (3600)
• United States
28 May 07
You can dry out your skin, nails and hair if you take too many showers. It may cool you off for a few minutes, but you will just get hot again and by jumping in the shower every time you get hot you may begin to throw off your body's natural ability to protect you from climate changes. Instead of taking a shower, get a spray bottle with some cool water and spritz yourself every once in a while and certainly if you do shower frequently, use a good moisturizer like Curel to keep your skin from drying out.
@Nykkee (2523)
• Canada
28 May 07
Just use a good body cream at least once a day and you shouldn't get too dried out, cocoa butter is my favorite.
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• India
28 May 07
I think more than 3 showers a day are too much. I take only one bathe a day, and though I do not feel comfortable with that, still I cannot manage to bathe twice. That is because I have a bad tonsil problem. But if you are feeling comfortable then you can go on for 3 bathes a day.
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• India
28 May 07
lol...u want to be shrinked in water just like hippopotemous??...lol... i think 2 baths a days in hot n humid conditions like ours is fine but more than that may sometimes make u catch cold...so 2 is just fine enough unless u wanna be a hippo..hahaha
@meljessxena (2317)
• Australia
28 May 07
lol yeh well i wish i could shower that much, we have rain water only so we can only have one shower a day.
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@eyewitness (1577)
• Netherlands
28 May 07
To be honest.Three times showering a day is not good.Showering 2 times isn't good either.One time a day should be enough.Everyone has a little bit fat on their skin.It's to protect us.Showering too much will make this dissapear. I can understand when the weather is hot you like to shower more than usual but it's not good for our skin.
• Singapore
28 May 07
I don't think you can have too many showers - as long as you don't scrub your skin rare. I am not sure how true this is but I am not sure if it is ideal though to keep your skin too clean. One day when you stop showering for a day, you might find that your body cannot cope with the dirt or dust - since you have always been too clean. Just my thought, no scientific basis.
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@MsTickle (24995)
• Australia
28 May 07
When the weather is hot and humid and I can't sit in front of the fan, or even if I can, I like to have a frozen tea-towel around the back of my neck. I roll the tea-towel diagonally, wet it, shape it in half and put it in the freezer. Then I put it round my neck with the ends tucked in my shirt front. It keeps me cool and takes that "over-heated" feeling away.