This or That: Shower or Bath?
What’s your bathing preference? 

Baths are calming and relaxing, but showers are quick and refreshing! Generally, taking a shower uses less water than a full bath. A standard showerhead flows at a rate of 2.5 gallons per minute . This means that a ten-minute shower only uses 25 gallons of water. A full bath can use up to 50 gallons of water!

Showers are usually better for cleansing your body and getting rid of bacteria and dirt. A shower also massages the skin as water falls. Water pressure can be used to gently massage the body, allowing you to destress and relax.
It's also great for cleaning the body. Showers are ideal as they lightly rinse the skin, removing dirt and bacteria, but don’t remove the essential skin oils that prevent skin from drying out. If you need to wash yourself in a hurry or have a limited supply of hot water, a shower can be ideal.

Baths are great for stimulating the nervous system, exfoliating the skin, and relaxing the muscles. As you feel the water float around you, especially if it’s at the right temperature, it might seem your worries are floating away too. Relaxation and stress-relief are some of the great benefits of bathing.

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