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  • edited 6 January at 8:28AM
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    edited 6 January at 8:28AM
    You stand on a towel and use a face cloth, which doesn't have to be sopping wet. 

    I shower and hair wash every other day. Baths after exercise classes (usually 2 per week).

    In the summer I do shower once a day as am a heavy sweater. 

    Not able to turn off while soaping as it's too old & temperamental to cope! 
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    Every other day in this cold weather. I try to make my hair last four days now. 
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    I shower and wash my hair about once every 3 days since lockdown rather than showering every day with my hair washed every other day.

    I'm also saving on clothes washing too as it's only when I go out that I get fully dressed. If it wasn't for the fact that I live in an apartment and have to get the post from the ground floor, I'd probably never get out of my dressing gown.
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    I shower and wash my hair about once every 3 days since lockdown rather than showering every day with my hair washed every other day.

    I'm also saving on clothes washing too as it's only when I go out that I get fully dressed. If it wasn't for the fact that I live in an apartment and have to get the post from the ground floor, I'd probably never get out of my dressing gown.
    The challenge would be to leave your post to collect every other day, or pop down in your PJs to get the post. If you must you could put a coat on over your PJs just to get the post.
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    I shower and wash my hair about once every 3 days since lockdown rather than showering every day with my hair washed every other day.

    I'm also saving on clothes washing too as it's only when I go out that I get fully dressed. If it wasn't for the fact that I live in an apartment and have to get the post from the ground floor, I'd probably never get out of my dressing gown.

    I'm the same, I've even popped to the garden in my dressing gown and grabbed a replacement bin from the council when they were delivering it.

    The postie stopped apologising for waking me up after a few weeks when he realised my dressing gown is my comfy outfit in the flat.

    Delivery people don't bat an eyelid, so I expect I'm not the only one in nightwear and slippers 😁

    I've even treated myself to summer dressing gown.
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    KxMx said:
    You stand on a towel and use a face cloth, which doesn't have to be sopping wet. 

    Thanks. It's maybe something I should try rather than showering daily as I have dry skin. I just can't imagine feeling properly clean if I don't have lots of water and a good lather of soap!
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    My mum used to say FFF face, f***y feet lol....
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    @Snuggles I started using baby shampoo about 4 months ago and it made a huge difference to my skin.

    Normally I could sit watching TV and shred my face, arms etc as it was that dry / itchy, drawing blood and leaving a mess for weeks after. I've branched out and got top to toe baby wash and baby soap. For the first time in my life I'm not walking around with scratches and scabs. 

    Saves loads of money each month as before I was spending £10 just on shampoo.
  • edited 6 January at 7:53PM
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    edited 6 January at 7:53PM
    My mum is a habitual shower/bath twice a day woman, over the years her skin has become so sensitive but it hasn't stopped her, I'm not sure she could cut back if she tried, I've definitely taken less showers and baths since lockdown, I live alone, work from home and only leave the house for food shopping,   Water is really drying on the skin and we could all learn to use alot less of it for the environment.  As a country we are generally so wasteful of water and I always think of those who have dirty water from a bucket!  I've even started using it as an excuse to only wash up when the bowl is full  :D
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    Would love to not need to shower every morning but most nights I suffer major hot flushes and end up wringing wet several times. I so look forward to that lukewarm shower when I get up. When they stop, I'm with you doing the 3 Fs. 😊
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