General Article How often should you really shower?

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Is there a ‘correct’ number of times you should be taking a shower? Dermatologists say Jake Gyllenhaal made a good point with his recent comments on bathing being ‘less necessary at times’.

By Hollie Richardson

Daily showers are not the done thing in the luxury hills of Hollywood, according to some recent revelations.

The internet was left in a state of shock last week when Jake Gyllenhaal told Vanity Fair that he finds bathing to be ‘less necessary at times’. It came after Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher said they only bathe their children when they see dirt. And Kristen Bell has admitted she is a ‘big fan of waiting for the stink’ before washing.

But Dwayne Johnson isn’t here for the latest A-list trend. He has jumped into the conversation by telling fans that he is ‘the opposite of a “not washing themselves” celeb’ and that he in fact takes three showers a day.

Is there really a ‘right’ number of times to wash per week? Clearly, it’s a contentious issue, even away from the Hollywoo...

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