What's the best amount of time to spend in the shower?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Long showers can rid skin of essential natural oils, so it's better to take shorter ones. If you have dry skin, limit yourself to somewhere between five and 10 minutes, otherwise, five to 15 minutes is about the longest you want to stay in.


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