Why Showering Daily is Actually Bad for You

Everyone loves a hot shower, but research suggests our daily scrubbing regiments might be doing our bodies more harm than good. That stinks.

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Stench be damned, a new study is showing you might be right to avoid taking a shower every day.

While slathering your body with an arsenal of aromatic and soothing lotions and soaps might seem like a great idea (especially on the social-interactions front), combining that with scrub-a-dubbing under hot water might not be a great idea.

The University of Utah’s Genetic Science Center has recently published a study that indicates we are over-scrubbing; essentially, wiping out the protective field that makes up what is known as the body’s microbiome.