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What Happens When You Stop Showering?

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  • Washing with detergent soaps wipes out the bacteria on your skin temporarily, but it quickly reestablishes itself, typically with an imbalance that favors odor-producing microbes
  • When you give your body a break from the soap and shampoo, the ecosystem has a chance to right itself and offensive body odor largely disappears
  • Daily showers disrupt microbial communities on your skin and may exacerbate skin conditions

By Dr. Mercola

Many people are now aware of the importance of your gut microbiome. Some even take proactive steps to protect it, like minimizing the use of antibiotics and eating fermented foods to support a healthy balance.


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