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Some people prefer baths while others prefer showers, but which is actually better for your health? Here is a breakdown of the benefits of showering vs bathing categorized by the benefits of each.

When it comes to hygiene, taking showers is considered to be cleaner and better for your skin health. Many dermatologists recommend showering 2-3 times a week, although in hot weather, showering every day is absolutely fine.

For Your Skin

Overall, showers are better for your skin as you are exposed to less water. Exposing your skin to too much water can strip it of its essential oils. This can lead to irritation. A bath here and there is absolutely fine, but it’s better to shower on most days.

Mental Well-being

There’s no denying that a hot bath can do wonders for your mental wellbeing. Taking a bath is the ultimate self-care activity and as relaxing as a hot shower is, there’s something about a bath that does wonders for mental health.