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Here’s How Long Your Shower Should Really Take, According to a Doctor on Aging

by Kiersten Hickman

Water conservation and other Earth-friendly values are top-of-mind for the majority of Americans—and meanwhile, some hygiene shortcuts are increasing our risk of health issues.

Dr. Rosmy Barrios, MD is a medical doctor and master aesthetician who specializes in anti-aging practices and regenerative medicine. Here, Dr. Barrios offers her take on how to wash off dirt and potential infection while keeping your skin healthy and being mindful of water use. Dr. Barrios says it comes down to limiting your shower to a specific timeframe.

Here’s how long the healthiest shower lasts, this MD says.

Here’s how long a normal shower should take:

Longer doesn’t mean cleaner, Dr. Barrios says—meaning, spending prolonged time under the shower head can actually cause damage to your skin.

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