Whoa! Mind your own business, right? Well in light of a recent controversy, many dermatologists are weighing in on whether it is healthy to shower everyday or if it is just a cultural phenomenon. According to Joshua Zeichner, MD, director of cosmetic and clinical research at Mount Sinai Hospital’s Department of Dermatology, “daily showering is a more cultural phenomenon than medical necessity…In the U.S., people commonly shower once or even more per day – this can actually be harmful to skin, as hot water strips essential oils and can lead to irritation.” Good to know, especially for those of us in the midst of the harsh, cold season we call winter in Minnesota!
I can’t imagine going cold turkey on showering everyday so instead try Norwex’s new Shower Gel to compliment your Body Cloths. This product is a blend of humectants, which help attract moisture to your skin. It is free of toxic chemicals as well; free from SLS, SLES, parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, propylene glycol, synthetic dyes, and animal-derived ingredients and certified by BDIH and NaTrue. It smells great too because it is derivatives from fruit sugar, sweet pineapple, coconut and lemon.
Your Body Cloths still work just fine without the Shower Gel, but I have noticed that for some, switching from shower gel and a loufa to just water and a Body Cloth is weird. Instead of pushing those people aside, Norwex offers a product that is a better alternative to your typical shower gel. If you use the Shower Gel with the Body Cloth, you will need to launder your Body Cloth more often since the soap will build up and clog the fibers more quickly.
Another neat feature of this Shower Gel is the Polywood packaging. Think of how many bottles you keep in your tub. Before Norwex, I had my shampoo, conditioner, and body wash, my husband’s shampoo, my kid’s shampoo and bubble bath, and my shaving cream. That’s in just one use! Think of all the plastic wasted on a bottle that lasts maybe a month! Norwex is aware of this issue and has turned to Polywood packaging, a material that is made from natural wood fibers from sustainable forestry. It is estimated that this will reduce carbon footprint and the use of fossil-based resources by 30%. Pretty amazing, isn’t it?
Whether or not you shower everyday, Norwex’s Shower Gel and Body Cloths are always a great option to get your skin clean, keep it hydrated, and be conscious of your health and environment.
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