In collaboration with Fresh toast
The pandemic has changed our priorities, including our daily hygiene routines.
The pandemic has changed many of our priorities and motivated us to ask ourselves many personal questions: Do we really need to dress to work from home? Will we wear pants again? There are no wrong answers. This year has been a day when daily life has been turned upside down and it’s okay. But one of the main pillars of our usual hygiene routines is being questioned.
A British survey shows that people have dropped the ball with their preparation habits. For YouGov: “The shower in general has fallen, with one in six people (17%) doing it less often, but one in ten (10%) say they actually shower more often. Younger people aged 18 to 24 years are the most likely to skip showers by 27% “.
Although we were educated every day with a culture of showering, when people spend most of their time switching between sitting in their home office and sitting on the couch, there isn’t much activity to struggle with. It is common for us to find ourselves disoriented, not knowing whether to brush our teeth or shower from the patterns of our daily lives. – get around and work – have been taken out of the equation.
As a reader of The guardianput frankly: “I started brushing my teeth once a day most days, instead of two. I definitely use less deodorant. I bathe less than three times a week. I pay attention to both hand hygiene and genital hygiene, but I gave up the rest in a way. ”
This problem is not limited to Britain; The New York Times reports that in America people also follow this trend. “Don’t get me wrong: I like showers,” said Robin Harper, an administrative assistant at a school. “It simply came to our notice then. I’m a mother, I work full time and it’s one less thing I have to do. “
While showers are nice and prevent us from stinking, a major priority, there are worse things in the world than skipping a shower every day. As long as you stay healthy and are a welcome presence for your family or roommates, go ahead and skip it. Who keeps track?
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