TODAY editorial director Adrianna Brach had Al, Dylan Dreyer and Sheinelle Jones guess how often dermatologists recommend people shower.
They were all wrong, as Adrianna revealed that it was “two to three times.”
Dr. Mary Stevenson, assistant professor of dermatology at NYU Langone Health, says people “should be showering, bathing or cleansing yourself every two to three days.”
However, working out or engaging in a sweat-inducing activity may make you have to shower more often.
There are some issues when it comes to showering too much, including the drying of the skin.
“You can actually make yourself more prone to infection if you over-wash because the skin is protected with some really nice natural bacteria and things that protect it and you want to preserve those,” Lamb says, adding that typically showering multiple times a day isn’t great either.
“I shower twice a day,” Al shared while on the air, with Sheinelle saying, “That’s too much.”
As for another common mistake? Steamy and long showers.
Stevenson says dermatologists “like to say keep it to three minutes and keep it lukewarm.”
Al Roker can’t hide his shock when told how often people should shower a week. Al Roker can’t hide his shock when told how often people should shower a week