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Old 01-24-2012, 09:41 AM   #10
Janet Rosen
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Re: Skin care and hygiene tips I wish I had known before I started training...

I am American born and bred but have never understood the near religious devotion to the daily shower so many of my compatriots share.
The funny thing is that back in the days when most of us really did do hard sweaty labor outdoors, nobody bathed that often because it was too darn hard to get that much water hot.
More details than you might want but too bad, it was brought up:
For most women, a little sweat on the body from a workout (or a hot flash) is not dirty or smelly - only the sweat from glands in pubes, pits and feet is smelly - the rest just evaporates - so there really is no reason for a full body shower if all you need is a little bit of water, soap and a washcloth used judiciously. And most hair really doesn't need need washing more than a couple of times a week.

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