I don’t know about you, but it’s summer vacation and showering everyday is the least of my concerns. If I miss a day here and there, no big deal. I really don’t think I have to look my best to lay in bed binge watching Bob’s Burgers. However, by the end of that day when I skipped over my shower, my hair begins to look atrocious and I usually start to regret my decision. But if you think missing a shower for two days (maybe three) is extreme, think again.
Jill Provost, the editor in chief of Total Beauty, tried out Mother Dirt AO+ Mist, a sprayable mist that claims to provide the benefits of showering. and therefore remove the need to shower daily. The probiotic spray says it will restore the good bacteria of your skin and improve it overall. Provost along with her editorial assistant Jessica, decided to do what we all wish we could, and tested this product for a whole month.
The rules for the trial were as follows. There was no use of deodorant, makeup, or soap (with the exception of hand soap). The two could use only water to clean their faces, underarms, and V’s every three days. And of course they could use the Mother Dirt AO+ Mist twice a day as their shower alternative.
Provost admitted that during the process her armpits started “to radiate a dead-animal smell” and describes her hair as “clumpy with grease and smells like a moth-addled basement.” So, no biggie. However she did see her psoriasis-related skin itching and flaking disappear, and didn’t have a single bit of acne. She explains that “the adjustment period was brutal, but once my skin adjusted to not showering, I was shocked to learn that I don’t need soap.” Provost claims that all you need to stay clean is simply water. Of course, if you need to use a bath bomb for the ‘gram, that’s understandable.
Props to these ladies for sticking it out and through the stench. An extra 20 minutes in bed and no acne? Count me in. Just don’t smell me..
[via Yahoo Beauty]
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