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Showering 3x a day

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
Not my usual hang out on these board but I guess it's the best place to put it. I'm showering 3x a day plus at the moment which is really taking it out of my skin (have problems with acne/dry skin on my face) and I can see me going mad with my hair.

Any ideas? Wash hair everytime, don't, only alternate times?

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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    shower less?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I shower 2/3 times a day for years and its never caused a problem... how about moisturizing after the shower? Face at the least if thats where your getting the dry skin. Plus it keeps your skin young and fresth ;)

    Does your house have hard or soft water? I've found that makes a difference on the skin.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Shower less sadly isn't an option, should have explained. I have a happy post operative wound that isn't healing and I have been told to shower upwards of 3 x a day to keep it clean.

    Know any good moisturisers you can put on that much that don't aggrevate acne?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    My skin's a bit sensitive/dry. I use a Sanex shower cream thing for sensitive skin. Peachy colured and buy one get one free at the mo.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Ta! Will send someone down the shops tomorrow.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Oil/scent/color free stuff. Olay does a good facial moisturizer. Then every generic brand under the sun does a similar one. The more free it is the better, imo. If your worried about your acne, how about an astrengent after the shower, before the lotion. Mind me asking where the wound is? If the showering is bothering you, is it in a spot that yhou could just hop in the shower (or sink even) clean it and thats it?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Can't you just shower down the bit that needs cleaning often?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Thank you for that one, I have a 'beautiful' 6" hole down my arse, I could indeed put the shower on its lowest bit on the rack and just do from my back downwards! I blame the drugs or being blonde, or both!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Thank you for that one, I have a 'beautiful' 6" hole down my arse, !

    No hunny, thats natural, we all have one of those down our ass.

    backs out quickly
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    yeah - i assume your shower head doesnt come off so you can just aim it at the bit that needs showering? dont wash your hair every time that will make it go really dry (depending on ur hair type i guess). just tie it back and very high on ur head (if its really long put it in a bun). :)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    my_name wrote:
    No hunny, thats natural, we all have one of those down our ass.

    backs out quickly
    I'm special, I have two!

    Got just the wrong length hair, and manic curls, so it doesn't tie up very well. Sexy shower cap may have to go on the shopping list though.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    If it's any consolation... Benefit do the sexiest shower cap known to man. :thumb:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Showering too much is unhygenic in the long run. Once a day is enough.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Do read carefully. I don't really get a choice as have to 'irrigate' this wound, means I have to shower most of me.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    id just shower your lower half if you can, or get a bidet installed so you can just wash your nether regions easily.
    If you shower that much i wouldnt use any soap or shower gel every time, and certainly wouldnt bother washing hair each time. Maybe just sit over the edge of the bath and shower your bum.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I've got to do it standing, so I think it's going to be a case of doing as little of the rest of me as possible (unlikely but worth a shot) and just putting up with it. It's not like I go out or anything, that would require being allowed to sit! :banghead:

    I'm not trying to be difficult, but with all these restrictions you can see why I'm struggling!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    for sure. It sounds like a real pain for you. I hope you manage to find a solution and your nether regions heal nice and quickly.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    if yu dont mind me asking, how did u get this wound?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    On an operating table! It was put there deliberately as part of the operation I had to excise a pilonidal sinus and reconstruct the area to prevent recurrence. In just isn't healing as planned.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    ooo i see
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Its great fun, or may be not.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    If you shower that much i wouldnt use any soap or shower gel every time, and certainly wouldnt bother washing hair each time. Maybe just sit over the edge of the bath and shower your bum.

    This does seem like a good idea.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    SCC's idea is good. I shower twice a day most days, I use my normal shower gel in the mornings, and aqueous cream in the evening so not to try my skin out. My second shower of the day isn't really to 'wash', mainly just to refresh myself, and the cream helps that. Bought a 500g tub of the stuff in Superdrug a while back, cheep cheep!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Sitting anywhere isn't an option, I'm not allowed to bend in the middle, so it's a standing up straight job. I'd completely forgotten about aqueous cream but thats a storming plan.

    Seems to be going ok, have a couple of proper showers and a couple of half ones.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Sitting anywhere isn't an option, I'm not allowed to bend in the middle, so it's a standing up straight job. I'd completely forgotten about aqueous cream but thats a storming plan.

    Seems to be going ok, have a couple of proper showers and a couple of half ones.

    Poor you, i bet its a right pain in the arse :p sorry. I bet it's horrible. Hope it heals quick for you.
    I had trouble with my stitches healing in my tummy after James. Was told to make sure i dried it properly and gave it as much air as poss.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Most of the stitches are out now, they gave up on them and said it would be better to heal by secondary intention which means leaving your body to fill up the gap. I pity you especially as you had James to look after too.
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