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How Often Do You Really Need to Shower?

Do you really need a daily shower to stay clean, or is it doing more harm than good? Some scientists have recommendations based on what we know about our skin — and what might be living on top of it.

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Sources:
http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/01/12/375663920/the-doctor-who-championed-hand-washing-and-saved-women-s-lives
http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/03/31/396573607/meet-the-bacteria-that-make-a-stink-in-your-pits
https://microbiomejournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40168-017-0294-2
http://annals.org/aim/article/717252/effect-antibacterial-home-cleaning-handwashing-products-infectious-disease-symptoms-randomized
http://time.com/4259559/shower-soap-hygiene/?xid=tcoshare
https://www.northernorthopedics.com/patient-resources/a-patient-s-guide-to-surgery/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3535073/

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