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post #31 of 49
This thread deserves a bump for the American Psycho reference, shower toilet, and awful hygiene tips.
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Originally Posted by OakCreekHitter View Post

as long as you do not stink, you are doing just fine brotha!

He may not know whether or not he stinks, but by not showering in the morning it's unlikely he doesn't. Others around him may not inform him, as they may be more considerate about his feelings than he is about their sense of smell.
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

I do this too. I shower before bed and spend 5 minutes in the bathroom shaving, brushing my teeth, styling my hair, and urinating.

My argument is that you need to shower at the end of the day to get all that gunk off of you.. otherwise you're just sleeping in your own dirt!

Sure. Our faces are exposed to the elements all day - worse if you live in a busy city. Showering before bed also keeps the sheets cleaner.

However, 5 minutes is not long enough unless you're very talented, doing most of these simultaneously. Teeth alone take at least 5 minutes (proper brush, tongue, scrape, floss, mouthwash). Someone also mentioned a dump in their 5 minute routine - this is not taking time to properly experience what must be the second or third greatest pleasure we have. Take the time.
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Originally Posted by Liquidus View Post

How is this unhealthy? How dirty can you get lying in bed for 8 hours?

8 hours lying around in a warm bed? Probably no less than 8 hours up and about. We're at least airing ourselves when we're up.
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Originally Posted by meliehussein View Post

Face wash is fine, a shower really isn't necessary in the morning  if you showered 8 hours before


I suppose not if you don't have sex, sweat, or have clothes that repel body oils and dead skin cells.
post #32 of 49
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Originally Posted by Bilzario View Post

My typical shower is 45 minutes. In winter, it's with warm water, in summer, cold water. I need the first 20 minutes to get fully wet. Then I shampoo, once every 3 days. Then I scrub all over. The last 20 minutes is just to soak. I don't feel clean at all unless I do this.
4 minute shower will barely wash your face.
I have thought about a morning shower, but after my 45 minute, I am usually exhausted and ready for bed or a late night movie or other good stuff. Not ready to face my usually awful day. It's funny because every now and then, in the mornings, I will wash my face, especially during the summer. Almost every time I do this, during my day, someone will ask me "You look pale and sick, are you OK?" or "You look so dehydrated! Late night?".
For those here who shower at night, do you wash your face in the morning?

I conclude you are a whale slowly being lowered into the ocean as part of your shower.

That's not normal. Even when I've taken long showers, it wasn't "to get fully wet" (wtf is this shit?). Go get help. Also, normal people aren't as germaphobic as you are.
post #33 of 49
This is exactly why I contend that if all men squeezed one off before they got into the shower, we wouldn't be talking about rationing and water wars in the years to come.
post #34 of 49

i see no problem with either evening or morning showers...

 

however, i don't feel like i have a choice. if i take a shower in the evening, my hair is literally standing in every direction when i wake up. i have to take showers in the morning strictly because of that... 

post #35 of 49
I shower at night before I go to bed and in the morning when I wake up. In the morning I do the same as I did at night, but I also wash my face. My cat also loves me and insists on sleeping in my bed/ being with me whenever I am home. So that makes me feel like a shower is needed. Plus I sweat like an elephant.
post #36 of 49
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Originally Posted by Liquidus View Post

How is this unhealthy? How dirty can you get lying in bed for 8 hours?

You should try my bed teacha.gif
post #37 of 49
I shower every morning and every night before bed unless I'm absolutely knackered. In summers in HK I will shower 3-4 times a day because I sweat so much.
post #38 of 49
it's 50/50 for me. w/e i feel like doing. if i want to wake up 1 hour early, ill shower in the am, if i want to sleep in, ill shower at night.
post #39 of 49

I shower thoroughly at night too.  In the morning if its anything, I might give my face and neck a wipedown with witch hazel on a cotton round.

post #40 of 49

Shower in the morning, exfoliating facial scrub, exfoliating almond body scrub, make sure all body hair in check.  I will generally throw in 2 night showers during the week which follow up my shave with a safety razor.  I shampoo once per week, natural oils in the hair keep your hair healthy and pliable.  Shower time ranges from maybe 5-10 minutes.

post #41 of 49

I take 10 to 15 minutes shower daily in the morning. I don't like to spent lot of time on taking shower. I am also surprised that how can someone spent 45 minutes on taking shower.

 

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Edited by Richered - 2/3/12 at 9:51pm
post #42 of 49
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Originally Posted by b1os View Post

Exactly. And washing your hands every 30 minutes definitely won't help your resistance.

Uhhh what? Doctors wash their hands about every 15 minutes. Handwashing has absolutely nothing at all to do with your immune function.
post #43 of 49
Am I the only one who thinks it's odd that people shower at night so they can get more sleep?

You know you can just go to bed earlier, right?
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Originally Posted by TKJTG View Post

Uhhh what? Doctors wash their hands about every 15 minutes. Handwashing has absolutely nothing at all to do with your immune function.

I think the logic is that excessive hand washing means you're not being exposed to enough germs to keep your immune system sharp, at least that's what I've heard before. It sounds dubious to me, but I don't have any idea if there's any validity to it.
post #44 of 49
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

Am I the only one who thinks it's odd that people shower at night so they can get more sleep?
You know you can just go to bed earlier, right?
I think the logic is that excessive hand washing means you're not being exposed to enough germs to keep your immune system sharp, at least that's what I've heard before. It sounds dubious to me, but I don't have any idea if there's any validity to it.

You're right to be skeptical about that. Your body is never actually mounting an immune response to the bacteria on your hands because they're not internally exposed at all. This might sound counterintuitive, but it's true. If you were mounting an immune response, you'd have continuous inflammation and pus leaking out of your skin. The only way you "develop" your immune system is by actually getting exposure of bacteria to your immune cells, which are all located within the tissues or in the bloodstream. Your outer preventative measures are largely physical, with the skin barrier(including sloughing of the skin) and chemicals secreted by the skin keeping bacteria at bay.
post #45 of 49
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Originally Posted by TKJTG View Post

Uhhh what? Doctors wash their hands about every 15 minutes. Handwashing has absolutely nothing at all to do with your immune function.

Doctors do it because they work with multiple patients, some who may have compromised immune systems and all of whom have different resistance to different germs. It's vital that they don't transport bacteria or viruses from one patient to another, or from different surfaces to a patient, or from patient to sterile surface/equipment.. you get the drift. Protecting themselves is very low on the list of reasons for medical staff to constantly sterilise their hands and well, unless you're in a HAZMAT suit, washing your hands is going to do practically nothing to limit your exposure to harmful organisms while walking around a hospital.

And yes, not washing your hands will actually strengthen your immune system. While it won't happen just by dipping your hands into someones mucus, it WILL happen for the same reason people wash their hands in the first place- dirty things have a tendency to go from our hands into our bodies. We touch our face pretty damn often without realising it, and most of us don't wash our hands every time we reach for a bag of chips or try and dig that piece of vegetable out of our teeth.

That said, it's advisable you do wash after taking a dump or handling raw meat.
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