Be honest… you didn’t shower as much during the pandemic, right? No judgment here because as it turns out, bathing less could actually be the best thing for your health, your wallet, and the planet.
- Let Your Skin Do What It Does Naturally. You would figure in the age of natural this, and organic that, that it would be a radical statement that your skin has a natural process like the rest of your body. But that’s what a growing number of experts are pushing for. Physician James Hamblin says “your body is not so disgusting that you need to upend your microbial ecosystem every day.” You could more than likely stand to do less.
- Save Some Money. Between the shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotions, ointments, and all the loofahs, your annual bathing budget is probably a lot higher than you’d think. Especially when your body provides a lot of what you’re buying all by itself for free. For example, your hair follicles naturally produce sebum when you sweat which is a natural conditioner, and the oils we produce on our scalp do much more for our hair’s health and growth than any random elixir with a very pretty person on the box.
- It’s Good For The Environment. Plastic bottles aside, several products we use regularly in the shower are chemically damaging to the earth. Letting your body do its own thing is the best way to avoid dumping something down the drain that’s going to hurt our planet.