Over the past couple of years, you may have come across a headline or two that tells you people are actually managing to shower too much.
As dermatology professor Sandy Skotnicki from the University of Toronto told The Atlantic, washing our entire bodies strips away oils that otherwise preserve moisture. As this happens, our skin gets drier and more porous, which makes it easier for allergens and other irritants to get in.
For that reason, she recommends focusing on commonly gunked-up areas of our bodies like underarms, groin, and feet, and leaving the rest alone.
But if people were showering too much when quarantine began, it seems that's become increasingly less of a problem as the pandemic has gone on. At least, that's what one poll out of the U.K. suggests.