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A 22-year-old male asked:

When i shower, how often should i soap up my entire body (vs. soaping up only some areas of the body)? and should i do it more often if i work out?

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Shower & Soap: Bacteria is all over ther body so you can use soap all over every time you shower. The soap loosens up dead skin and bacteria and it washes away. Do not use a product that contains alcohol because it is drying to the skin. If you have symptoms please see your doc or a dermatologist. Peace and good health.
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Last updated Mar 18, 2019


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