When you get a sunburn if you apply vinegar all over your body and shower it off with hot water as quickly as possible, it won't hurt and peel. But it must be done quickly. We only have one shower and waiting for someone to use it first doesn't work.
How often people bathe varies wildly, and I'm not at all sure there's actually a
It sounds like the routine needs a change. You don't say what you do in between workouts so let's just go with you have a job. And your hair, is it short or long? And lastly, do you workout intensely and sweat a lot or are you being
There are a number of factors that determine the level of waste. Firstly, the volume of water you use. If you take a long power shower (10-15 mins) then you will probably use more water than if you have just a
I think pools do better than showers, and sometimes baths too. Immersion cleans a lot more thoroughly, and then you have the disinfectant of chlorine. You should not use a swimming pool as your sole source of hygiene if you have
I have been in only a handful of Planet Fitness facilities in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. The showers in each are single-stall showers with curtains. Some facilities have separate dressing stalls across from the showers for modest bathers, I guess. Water pressure is decent despite water-saving shower heads. There is no soap or body wash or shampoo provided.
I had a guest who took a shower for 30 minutes every day! My water bill is sky high. Showers should take no longer than 5-6 minutes max. I gave her a bill for the $45 and she is upset. Why should I pay for her waste of water?
Like so much human drama, this likely has its roots in a basic failure to communicate expectations. You do not mention how many days this behavior continued, nor if you ever at any point mentioned that a shower of over 6 minutes was unacceptable to you. You also do
If you are showering due to sweat or BO...heck no! However washing your hair twice with hair products in one day can have a downside. To keep your hair naturally healthy, the oils that your hair produces, need to be present to stimulate continuous hair growth as well as the help of added
Your question taps into a long history of discussion of hot or cold water. There used to be a movement called ‘the water cure' in the 19 and 20th C. Some countries used cold water, some warm to hot water. Scandinavians have a culture of ice swimming and cold water bathing with sauna afterwards. The turkish bath was
My brother is 14 and obviously going through puberty. He is growing hair everywhere, as we have to hear every second of everyday. Things are obviously growing, I am assuming. I'm not sure as I am his older sister.However, I know he would be mortified if
Twice a day is unusual but not excessive. However a therapist trained in OCD issues would make a better diagnosis. It is conceivable that the person may have just a mild fixation with cleanliness which could be part of an obsessive personality not essentially related to OCD.If the person is
Sleeping is always a bit risky because you become unaware of your environment. But in a safe bedroom, the risks are very minimal. But soldiers on the battlefield would have problems sleeping anywhere, since enemies can be close around. So, what are the risks
for your water supplier yes :) for your body a little. Earlier people used to wash once a week in the public baths, and it was fine. Moreover, I think in the long term frequent washing can reduce your immunity, and dry skin (bring profit to
Should I allow my 8-year-old son to take a shower with my 13-year-old daughter since we are busy in the mornings?
Oh boy, what do we have here?So does your teenage daughter want to shower with her brother?Does your son want to shower with his teenage sister?Or, do you just want to save water and money?If your teenage daughter wants to shower with
That depends ...The salt that will be left on your body when the water evaporates isn't harmfull. It might feel dusty or irritate a scratch, especially if you are in areas with high salt concentration (like the dead sea). Sometimes it can irritate your
Experts have come with their opinion and valid points to voice for their preferences; here I have tried to accumulate diverse opinions to help you choose the best path.The hot shower helps to stimulate the blood flow and soothes the muscle
Because tap water has chlorine, and pool water has tri-chloramines, i.e. chlorine combined with body oils and a cocktail of human misery, including phlegma, sweat, fecal matter, urine, body hair, dead skin and ladies' fluids, among other stuff.Pools are overall pretty dirty places. You basically shower before entering the pool
Because they don't understand the relationship between their skin biome and overall health, and what bathing does to that natural state. Nature did not design the human body to be stripped of its defenses twice a day. Or perhaps they are germophobes or something, or care more about societal pressures
Before getting into the pool you are advised to shower so as to remove any dirt,secretory oils,traces of sweat, hair etc. Keep in mind that it doesn't remove microorganisms which is why pools have to be chlorinated or ozonated.But absence of solid dirt makes maintaining the cleanliness of the pool
Showering, both before and after entering a pool, is important. Many people don't think about showering before getting into a pool, but it's important to wash off any perspiration, body oil, urine, and other wastes that may enter the pool with us. Showering after swimming
After an intense workout, you are likely to be sweating ... a lot!It makes no real difference how many minutes you wait to take a shower.We all love a shower after a workout just to feel clean again, but sometimes that shower
Not at all. Let your body cool down for sometime, may for half an hour of hard workout. My husband does workout everyday but never take bath immediately after that as he says it is not good for your health.Medically speaking, when we workout, your heart rate increases which works double time to pump oxygen-rich blood into other
Yes. You burn few times that. How? 300 calories is 0,3kCals. Standing still for a minute takes approx. 0,8 kCals. So unless you shower less than 23 seconds, you should be fine.Unless you meant 300 kCals? Now that depends on the amount of water and the temperature difference, but I usually burn 2,000
My sister takes a shower once a week. She claims that she is still clean because she doesn't sweat at night like other people. Is this true, do you think she is clean?
It depends...does she lead an active lifestyle, such as going to school, work and then playing at night? If this is her lifestyle, then she should want to shower every day or two and wash her hair a couple times a week as required to maintain it's good health.If she lays
Just look around you casually, take a deep breath. Think to yourself, you just need to get yourself dry and comfortable. Everything is ok. If no one is close to you, and no one is looking, you just drop your trunks to the floor. Then wrap yourself in a towel.
Why are locker rooms, showers, and bathrooms separated by gender? Does separating them actually have the desired effect, or any effect at all? Do unisex facilities lose that effect? Have they been shown to be any worse or better?
Because people demand them. This is a complex and nuanced issue that requires more than simple, "Separate isn't equal" tropes. This is a long-ish answer, but it explains it reasonably well. The very different and very separate natures of the two genders aren't comparable to -- say -- differences between races or social castes. And
Why do astronauts need to shower in space? How important is hygiene aboard the International Space Station?
First of all, in order to be totally correct, we do NOT shower in space. The capability for using an actual shower has not been seen since the US Skylab Space Station days. In order to remain "squeaky clean" on the International Space Station (ISS) we must utilize the concept of "towel
For the most part, men aren't as modest as women are. Most men grow up having taken gym class in grade school and high school and changing clothes and showering in the locker rooms. In college men live in dorms with communal showers too, and for
Are cold showers a normal punishment, or cold baths with ice in them? I'm trying to figure out what things I grew up with were normal and what weren't.
It wasn't a normal form of punishment for me or for my friends growing up. It isn't normal for my kids either. When I was growing up, I was a good kid. Hated even the idea of getting into trouble. I had tv
Hot showers can relieve tension and soothe stiff muscles. If you have a powerful showerhead, even better! Let the hot water work like a minimassage on your shoulders, neck, and back.Studies have shown that taking a hot shower can amp
Sometime ago my younger brother told me that he would never take a hot shower. I asked him why, and he said it isn't safe. A few days later, the heater in the shower broke down, and I have never thought about asking an electrician to call at my home to fix, although sometimes I wish
DEAR SPENCER AS SICK AS THIS ANSWER MAY SOUND TO SOME OR PERHAPS MANY, ACTUALLY I BELIEVE THAT THERE CAN BE. THIS IS MORE LIKELY TRUE FOR MALES BECAUSE OF THE DOING THE HAIR ISSUE. THERE ARE MANY EXCEPTIONS SUCH AS HOT
About as nervous and frustrating as it is for most teenage kids. We're all judgmental of our bodies. We're all worried that our equipment won't "stack up" to the guys around us. We are awkward and painfully disarmed. See, I'm not
IAs far as possible DO NOT drink water immediately after a work out.Drinking water immediately after a work out cools off the system rapidly, which is not desired.Allow the body to cool off naturally. Post workout Ur body metabolism is high. Which is good for weight loss.Professional.body
You can shower whenever you like.I prefer to cool down through walking, stretching or pedaling a stationary bike at progressively less resistance and speed both to clear my bloodstream of byproducts of the work out and to lower my temperature.If I do not cool down or cool out, when I shower, it cools
It was mandatory that we showered in High School, we had one boy who peeded in the shower's until the gym coach caught him. Then he received the punishment paddle, that's what this gym coach called it. And if their was any horseplay in his gym class, we each would receive, five hit's with the paddle I will never
The first couple times it was bothersome, I did not hate it. After the first few showers where everyone is nude with ages from seventh to seniors. You become more relaxed and understand everyone is the same just a little different.I think it helped with positive body issues
It sounds like the routine needs a change. You don't say what you do in between workouts so let's just go with you have a job. And your hair, is it short or long? And lastly, do you workout intensely and sweat a lot or are you being fussy about cleanliness.If
No, you can shower in your suit, or not at all. Most modern places have individual shower stalls, not the old
Shower every second or third day to protect the skin and keep a healthy immune system.You should only shower every day if you have hard and messy work, like being a nurse or working in a pig farm.Our body protect itself by producing oils and
The skin produces natural protective agents such as a low-pH
I think pools do better than showers, and sometimes baths too. Immersion cleans a lot more thoroughly, and then you have the disinfectant of chlorine. You should not use a swimming pool as your sole source of hygiene if you have consideration for pool chemistry and pump maintenance though.Some people have no issue not bothering to
How am I supposed to wash my vagina every day if people aren't supposed to shower every day? I usually wash my vagina in the shower, and I usually take daily showers, but how am I supposed to do this if showering every day is supposedly bad for you?
First of all, you do not wasg your vagina. The vagina is an inner organ, the birth canal. You wash your vulva.Secondly, having a fdaily shoer isn't harmful. Having 2–3 showers every day with heavy amount of soap and detergents is harmful.
If it is required, I'm not sure how you'll find any way around this. I suppose you could possibly wrap a towel around yourself and only wash the upper body. You'd still have to strip but you could keep your genitalia covered. I've seen guys at my school do this but we aren't forced to
First off you will have to be brave to try hot and then cold water therapy! It has been around for hundreds of years as "contrast therapy," also known as "hot/cold immersion therapy". Your body's blood circulatory system constricts (with cold) and expands (with heat); it's "vasodilation of the blood flow in the limbs and
It depends on the individual person. I don't shower every day, and I have never been told (by intimate partners or anyone else) that I smell bad. I generally shower 3 times a week, but if I have a day on which I sweat more or get dirty (like gardening or other
I would say you should take about the minimum number that lets you feel comfortable and keeps you from annoying people with a bad smell.Why?Well ... every time you take a shower you're putting yourself at instant risk of death and paralysis!Of course
Between 1–2 hours. Experts suggest not jumping straight in the shower while you are still sweating after a work out because you can risk contracting your blood vessels which can cause a heart attack or even a stroke, especially if your jumping into a very hot or very cold shower immediately after a workout. Give your
How often do you really need to shower? I go weeks without showers but I wear clean clothes to work every day, sweat a lot as a matter of course in my line of work (so my clothes wick off my body dirt & absorb sweat). I'm told I smell fairly clean.
I'm assuming you're a guy, and you must live by yourself. No female would put up with a man who goes weeks without showering. The bed sheets would be filthy.Look, sweat stinks. Old sweat smells even worse. The residue left on your body from feces and urine also stinks. There's no getting around it
I have started taking cold showers. How cold is too cold for a shower?I have often wondered and worried about this same thing. Can it be too cold? Many of the answers here are written with a great sense of humor. I think their point is, and
Rest for about 10 minutes and allow the sweat to dry. Sweat has the role to cool the surface of the skin and reduce body temperature. Cold shower is necessary after a heavy activity for many reasons. It can prevent
Cold = vasoconstriction (limiting blood flow) and hot = vasodilation (opening blood flow). Cold is "believed" generally better for you within a short time (minutes) after an intense workout. Some people take this to the extreme and do ice water baths after they work
Generally, experts recommend that you need to do warm up exercises in order to prepare your body for the potential physical stress. Following that, the workout also has to have cooling down exercises to mark the end of a workout.A hot shower right after work out
I read the answers out of idle curiosity... I do not like the results.Showering too often is unhealthy.If you are an overly stinky person, you will have to suck it up and shower more often (or find a doctor to help you because it's not natural to smell
Comfort and health are not synonymous. A comfy shower is a personal choice. A health regimen involving a shower is a completely different matter.My own personal experience is a cool shower start is best, then go to hot until the pores of the body open fully. Then as cold as you can get it to the point
Your question taps into a long history of discussion of hot or cold water. There used to be a movement called ‘the water cure' in the 19 and 20th C. Some countries used cold water, some warm to hot water. Scandinavians have a culture of ice swimming and cold water bathing with sauna afterwards. The turkish bath was popular
One of the main factors for the preference of taking a shower before going to bed or after waking up is genetic.Earwax type: wet or dryEarwax type is one trait known to be dictated by a single gene. Most Europeans have wet earwax, because they have at least one copy of the
I always shower in the evening, before bed. I love the feeling of getting into my freshly made bed after a shower. There's nothing that feels as clean and cosy as shaved legs against fresh bedsheets.Granted I haven't shaved my legs in a while, but the point
I don't think daily showers as we know them are necessary for everyone in modern society. It depends on what you do for recreation or for a living. I don't work that hard and only get sweaty when I'm exercising, so it would
I am certain there are those that will agree with you; i am NOT one of those people.Good hygene is very importand to us humans. True, there are many of us do not bath that often, but since humans have paided attention to
Twice a day is unusual but not excessive. However a therapist trained in OCD issues would make a better diagnosis. It is conceivable that the person may have just a mild fixation with cleanliness which could be part of an obsessive personality not essentially related to OCD.If the person is showering twice a day to avoid an irrationality (the
Sure it's OK. If you have a physical impairment, or you're bodily sick, you may be excused by others if you shower only once a week. If you live in the rain forest or a 3rd world country, it is also OK to shower once a week. The elderly are a group of people who are generally accepted regardless
It's certainly unusual in the normal course of life. I doubt you'd find more than one percent or so of the population who showers more than once or twice a day as a general rule.As for it being weird? Personally, I'd regard it as slightly weird if there were
It's not so much unhealthy as unnecessary. Of course, it depends on what you're doing during the day. If you exert yourself at the gym, yes, please take a shower afterward. However, if you do the typical 9-5 job, once a day is plenty. In fact, over-washing, your hair for
I'm not going to judge you for water usage. If you live in a drought area, that's between you and the Water Police. If you don't, it's between you and anyone in your household it may affect. I live in Minnesota. No drought here. In an apartment - no shortage of hot
I totally agree with Tony Lambu. I for one live in Florida which has an extremely tropical climate, like to shower at the very least once a day to prevent any sweat, oil buildup on both my face & back.Unfortunately most people do not consider their backs as an important aspect of their shower routine
for your water supplier yes :) for your body a little. Earlier people used to wash once a week in the public baths, and it was fine. Moreover, I think in the long term frequent washing can reduce your immunity, and dry skin (bring profit to manufacturers of moisturizing creams and
My 30 year old son refuses to take a shower for weeks at a time. How do I make him shower? He smells really bad. He won't listen to me.
First of all, does he have any disabilities, whether they are mental, physical or emotional? All of these could be factors of why he doesn't shower. For instance, many people that suffer from depression have a hard time accomplishing anything when they are feeling low.
It's always good to have cold shower in the mornings as it helps you regenerate your metabolism and you can stay active for a longer duration through the day.This is good when your body temperature is at normal. After one's workout
It's a good habit to take showers after the workouts or any kind of sports you are doing. And there are certain benefits to post workout showers.For example.If the intensity of your training is high, taking a post workout contrast
Two reasons: First, Americans don't understand the reason to shower before entering a pool (and if they don't understand it, they won't do it), and second, Americans are increasingly reluctant to be naked in a locker room. Why is showering a good idea? The most compelling reason is fecal matter. Fecal
Short answer, yes. Long answer, also yes. But warm showers are more enjoyable.Off the top of my head, hot showers are more likely to dry out your skin and leave you itchy. This is more noticeable in the winter when the air is already
I didn't really research this in detail, but we did learn about washing too much in school.Generally, you don't get any benefit. In fact it's actually a bad idea.Your skin is covered by a thin regenerating layer called the hydrolipid film. You're essentially secreting
I don't know where you are from or what the most common type of pool, or the specific pool you use, but most pools in central Ontario, Canada are disinfected with chlorine. Whether I shower or not, through the day I will be exuding a bleachy smell. If I don't shower,
Not exactly sure what you are asking for...Your gym may have a group shower area or individual stalls. (My guess is that there are more group shower areas in men's locker rooms and older locker rooms; and more single stalls in for women, and in newer gyms.)Take off your clothes at your locker, wrap up in a towel,
Experts have come with their opinion and valid points to voice for their preferences; here I have tried to accumulate diverse opinions to help you choose the best path.The hot shower helps to stimulate the blood flow and soothes the muscle resulting in the dispersion of lactic accumulation. This will
Partake in cold showers. I have been regularly having cold water showers added to my daily schedule for over 6 months now and I have NEVER regretted a single one. as scary as this may seem, once it's over, you will feel energy flowing through your body.how do I do this? Start off with your warm shower as per
When you're stressed or just finished up a hard workout, jumping into a warm shower probably seems only natural. The warm water promotes blood flow to your skin, helping to soothe tired, achy muscles and helping you to relax. However, there may
Our sweat will go stale and we will smell bad. The sebaceous glands (particularly in the armpits) secrete oils that have their own smell, and they also form a food source for bacteria, as Ravinder Namsani says in his answer. This combination of smelly oils
What would you do if you broke both arms from falling off a ladder? Both of your arms are in casts up to your elbows. How would you bath/shower, tend to personal hygiene tasks, etc.?
You could apply for in home- support depending on where you live. (The service is paid for by the county in California) IHSS.... This service is for those disabled and or mentally ill who have homes but need help cooking,cleaning, laundry, shopping,and Dr.appts. Some even need help bathing( like
Try to get the ambient temperature in the bathroom (or wherever your shower is going to be) warm. Uncomfortably warm.Turn on the water.Stick your arms and legs under the water.Pull em back out.Soap up your arms and legs.Stick em back under the
Well first off, good job on motivating me to publish an answer for the first time in actual months.You say that hot showers are like masturbation and cold showers are like sex.You're wrong.Cold showers and hot showers are just streams of water at different temperatures. They are not
Because when you take a nice warm bath you're relieving your sore muscles. Your body is getting comfy. That's why most people taking a bath don't really want to get up. I mean why would they, it's relaxing and helps to calm one down.Same thing goes for the
I regularly have this issue after a hard run I am dripping with sweat during the run for at least an hour the hard run my heart and lungs are probably running at 80 % capacity and this causes sweating as there body's Natural way to control temperature. Stopping and immediately getting
Why do I smell bad I shower I use deodorant and I still smell I can t figure it out any tips would be appreciated?
Check your diet. There are certain foods that can cause you to smell.Don't take this as prejudicial but it is often ethnic foods in areas (like the USA) where there are people from all over the world that bring their diets
Lots of good answers here. Just a little gross to think that it's not really the chlorine we're washing off; we're washing off gunk from other swimmers.Just for reference, the EPA's recommended level of chlorine for drinking water is 4 ppm (parts per million), maximum. The amount of (
Because they don't understand the relationship between their skin biome and overall health, and what bathing does to that natural state. Nature did not design the human body to be stripped of its defenses twice a day. Or perhaps they are germophobes or something, or care more about societal pressures than actual
Before getting into the pool you are advised to shower so as to remove any dirt,secretory oils,traces of sweat, hair etc. Keep in mind that it doesn't remove microorganisms which is why pools have to be chlorinated or ozonated.But absence of solid dirt makes maintaining the cleanliness
Why does some people get upset if I jump into the public pool without taking a shower after a very sweaty workout?
There is chlorine in most pools and that does help in cleaning the pool, it does make it easier if everyone showers before going into the pool. The more people that go into the pool unshowered the more the chlorine pumps have to work to keep the pool cleaner.People no matter their understanding
Some of us need to shower more frequently than others. It's a highly individual affair.If you're worried about conserving water, there's an easy solution. Take a "shipboard shower." Turn on the shower and get thoroughly wet. Turn off the water. Lather and shampoo to your heart's content. Have a friend soap your back if
SEMANTICS. Advertisers think they're *brilliant*, but don't fall for advertisements that promise things that are impossible.That's IT. They're basically the same animal! Shampoo has more of a controlled
I've done this as a dare from one of my friends. He bet me 2.5 million Rupiah (equivalent to about USD$200) to not shower for four months (This happened in Indonesia, where humidity was above 90% 95% of the time which made it 3x worse). And
The following things are to take place in you body when you skip showers 3 days in a row consistently.1. You Can't Contain Bad BacteriaOur body has both good and bad bacteria. The good bacteria is helped along through soap and showers. Through strengthening the
I have used just plain water for showering since I was eighteen. That was fifty years ago. I use an under-arm deodorant, usually just a few pinches of baking soda aka sodium bicarbonate, and I wash my hair with inexpensive
I don't recall where I've seen it, but there's a world record set by someone who spent around a week's time living inside a tank of water. He didn't have peeling skin for sure; his fingers and skin probably looked really wrinkly though. I'm sure the dude could've gotten out of the tub as he wished, since