Before you judge me, hear me out!
Many people cringe at the thought of drinking tap water, yet shower their whole bodies in that same water (which is loaded with flouride, chlorine,
and other pharmaceutical waste) day in and day out. To make it worse, they add shampoos and soaps that are loaded with all kinds of fragrances and
chemicals that seep into your bloodstream via the pores on your skin ( these products continue on to pollute the planet as it sinks down the drain and
eventually makes it to a body of water such as the ocean). People do this ritual everyday to make their bodies "clean ", but then continue on to
smoke cigarettes, drink caffeinated sugar drinks, and eat meats and GMO foods.
Where do i begin? Firstly, you don't need to shower every day! In fact, our ancestors use to only shower once a week or so. Its actually bad for your
skin and hair to shower everyday, as it removes essential oils our skins require to be of optimal health. Another thing it hinders is vitamin D
production, as vitamin D can be rinsed off your skin as you shower. It takes about 3 days for Vitamin D to fully be absorbed by your skin, so if you
shower everyday your washing off crucial vitamin D. This was proved by a study that involved surfers in Hawaii; even though they spent just as much if
not more time in the sun than the non surfer test group, they had considerably lower Vitamin D levels as they were constantly in the water which
rinsed off the vitamin D on the exodermic layer of the
skin . Source
Secondly, the quality of the water where I live is gross for me to bathe my body in. I already mentioned the cocktail of metals and poisons, but i bet
if you guys were to look inside the pipes in your homes and the shower heads, you would be disgusted! After all, how many times have you actually
cleaned out your shower heads? The stuff needs regular cleaning you know, or else your water passes through bacteria rich black slime before landing
on your body. Yuck. Anybody who has cleaned these before can testify to how gross this slime actually is. If I could bathe in pure distilled water
coming from clean pipes, obviously I wouldn't think showering would be gross, but this is simply not the reality for most people.
Lastly, if you lived and ate right, you wouldn't stink so much and wouldn't need to shower as much! I never wear deodorant, yet i never stink
(trust me my girlfriend wouldn't tolerate a stinky boyfriend). For me, cleanliness and being clean isn't as simple as taking a fluoride shower; it
also involves what you put in your body! If you eat pepperoni pizza and smoke cigarettes regularly, your going to stink, regardless of how much soap
and deodorant you wear! So start living right to be clean on the inside and outside as well.
You may thinking by now "so what DO you do for personal hygiene? " Well, im fortunate enough that i live right near the ocean and its swimmable year
round (albeit a bit chilly this time of year!) and take "salt water showers", if not every day, every second or third day. In my intuitive opinion,
the sun is like a massive water purifier and, as such, ocean water is a way better option for me to bathe in than fluoride water. I don't use any
shampoo, soaps, or deodorant as their bad for my skin and the environment. My hair and skin seem to glow; this works for me and ill leave it at
that. If i didn't live near the ocean (or if the weather doesn't permit), I would shower probably every third day, although i would invest in a
filtered shower cap that removes some impurities in the water.