26 May 2024

There’s no need to shower everyday

From Sunday Morning, 9:35 am on 26 May 2024
Man washing his hair in shower (Photo by Robin Skjoldborg / Cultura Creative / Cultura Creative via AFP)


If you’re showering every day - you may be doing it wrong. According to most medical professionals there’s no inherent health benefit from showering daily – in fact it can even be bad for you, drying out your skin and undermining your immune system. But should we really all skip the wash? 

Matilda Welin is a Features correspondent at the BBC, she chats with Jim about her own showering journey. Matilda’s full article can be read on the BBC.com and the new BBC app here.