Hi my Readers 🙂
I am writing this to raise awareness that weakened immune system is the cause for many problems and diseases. Exposing your body to outdoor things (grass, trees, dirt) works in the same manner as vaccines. It is not the other way around (like too much antibacterial soaps and gels). Kids and people grown outside the house with all the natural dirt surrounding them are far more immune to health problems than kids and adults that barely leave their homes.
Taking too much showers. Yes, that is a thing. We are all aware of people sometimes taking too little showers, but hardly anyone dares to state the opposite because is afraid to be bombarded with negativity. But in fact, people judge nevertheless and the people who judge the most, are the exact same people that know the least and have done the opposite.
Your skin is the biggest organ in your body. That being said, we are applying so much things on it. Imagine taking daily or 2 times a day shower. That means that you are applying so much chemicals to your skin. So much shower gels and so much body lotion.
By using so much chemicals, you are stripping your skin from the natural oils. Just like it is for the hair and every single hairdresser tells you to wash it less often – same goes for the body, if not more important because that is a lot of skin. On top of that, washed clothes (especially with those amazing smelling fabric softeners) goes directly on your skin. I learned that just this week when I was told by a close family member and thought nothing of it. But then I saw some beauty persons and influencers sharing how bad fabric softeners and even worse: some of the detergents are. That all goes directly on the skin and even worse: downthere area!
Exposing yourself to good bacteria. A while ago, kids used to play outside all the time. With that, their immune system grows by touching grass, trees and dirt all the time. Vaccines work in the same manner. But people don’t realize that and they are forbidding their kids to play with dirt. Nowadays, kids play on the phones and the pc’s and don’t go out that much. Their immune system weakens and that can cause many problems. Same goes for the skin. And it is same for adults.
You are not that dirty. Especially if you stayed at home and did some simple tasks.
Spending so much water. Had to go there. So much water goes in 2 times a day showering.
New era thing. If people hadn’t had warm bathrooms, I seriously doubt that they’d shower twice a day.
It is more common in the usa than in europe. Not sure about other places but I’ve noticed people in usa raving about daily or even twice a day showers. As oppose to Europeans.
Let me put a disclaimer here:
Everyone has different lifestyle and some require taking shower more often. If someone works in construction or in kitchen with all that smells, it is only logically to take away the day with a shower. But for someone doing simple tasks during one day, I don’t think is that necessary. There are exceptions to that too: running around in a hot day or raining on you but lets not dumb it down that much, I think you get what I mean 🙂
Taking one big bath. Particularly my routine involves 2 times soap with a wash cloth and then using a nice smelling shower gel. If I am taking shower, I am sometimes more sloppy and it is better for me to not shower (if I didn’t do anything that day) than shower just for the sake of it. I’ve noticed difference in the skin when I was taking shower every day as oppose when I switch it up and showered less.
Now everything being said: I’M NOT stating that you can’t hit the critical parts like underarms, downthere and the feet with soap and water. And now you say: but that is almost the same. Kinda, but not really. Your skin is still left to breathe.
Let me know your thoughts on this subject. Since I’ve done some research, I am interesting of learning about your experience.
Have a nice weekend 🙂