• 2018-04-02

People in the age group of 35-44 shower the most often,

65 years old and older respondents shower most rarely.

Showering is one of the most important activities in personal hygiene. We surveyed 500 respondents to find out how much time people spend on this activity.

It turned out that most respondents (41%) shower 2-3 times a week, 27,6% of the surveyed people showers every day, while 6,6% showers only once a week

International healthcare and dermatology organizations provide multiple advices on bathing frequency, but these recommendations are for children approximately under 11. No recommendations are being provided about shower frequency for older ages, though multiple studies have proved that showering every day isn’t very beneficial for the skin and person’s health. People should decide its frequency individually, based on characteristics of their skin and hygienic condition. In general, frequent bathing isn’t recommended for children and elderly (source: http://www.businessinsider.com/showering-how-often-2017-11).  

In the scope of our survey it was revealed that frequency of taking a shower is different among age groups. It seems that respondents between the ages of 35-44 turn to this procedure most frequently, while respondents 65 years of age and older – the most rarely.

Analysis by gender showed that women spend approximately 3 minutes more on showering than men. A person spends about 22 minutes under the shower at one time. Thus, the time spent on this activity in a year reaches 3 days.

All in all, a 64-year-old person has spent 112 days on average in shower after reaching adulthood. Compared to the results of similar study conducted in 2006 this time has increased by 18 days.