Does Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Shower Too Often?

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson wants the world to know that he takes personal hygiene very seriously. Weighing in on the growing celebrity shower discourse, the actor and former wrestler set the record straight on his own bathing and grooming habits, tweeting that he is "the opposite of a 'not washing themselves' celeb" (via Insider).

This response comes after celebrities like Jake Gyllenhaal, Ashton Kutcher, and Kristen Bell revealed that they don't wash themselves or their children every day. According to Kutcher and his wife Mila Kunis, they only bathe their children when they "can see the dirt on them," while Bell and her husband Dax Shepherd revealed that they don't wash their two daughters until they start to "stink." Gyllenhaal admitted that he finds bathing to be "less necessary" at times.

Johnson has a much different approach to bathing, however. Last week, the "Jungle Cruise" star revealed that he showers at least three times a day. Breaking down his exact routine and schedule, he noted that he showers before and after his workout and after he comes home from work. He also uses different water temperatures during each of his showers throughout the day. "Shower (cold) when I roll outta bed to get my day rollin'. Shower (warm) after my workout before work. Shower (hot) after I get home from work," Johnson tweeted. "Face wash, body wash, exfoliate and I sing (off key) in the shower."

How often should you really shower?

Is showering three times a day a little too often though? According to experts, showering or bathing every day is largely unnecessary (via VeryWell Health). While it's still important to wash yourself and maintain good personal hygiene, showering every day or more than once a day can actually dry out and irritate your skin. That's because constant exposure to soap and water can strip your skin of its natural oils and healthy bacteria, which can lead to dryness, itchiness, and flakiness. Showering too often can also exacerbate existing skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.

Unless you work with dangerous chemicals and materials or have a job that causes you to become dirty at the end of every shift, there is no real need to bathe or shower every single day. While there is no ideal frequency, taking a shower every other day or every three days is ultimately much better for your skin.