The internet is divided over whether or not you should wash your legs

13 May 2019, 16:29

Legs in the shower/woman holding her nose
The internet is divided over whether or not you should wash your legs. Picture: Getty
Jazmin Duribe

By Jazmin Duribe

This Twitter debate is really exposing the unwashed among us.

If you have a burning question, Twitter is definitely the place to take it – but don't expect to actually enjoy the answer. There's a huge debate going on right now and it's all about personal hygiene.

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Basically, writer Connor Arpwel created a poll asking one simple question: do you wash your legs in the shower?

Now you might think that the answer is pretty obvious, like, surely you ~ have ~ to wash your legs in the shower. Well, apparently not.

20% of people who answered the viral tweet – it has over 800,000 votes – do not wash their legs in the shower. Excuses for this ranged from people who believed that once the soap was used to wash the top of their body it would trickle down and clean their legs, whilst others claimed there was no need to wash your legs because your skin's "essential oils" would do all the work for you.

Now, there's actually no right answer to this. Dermatologists have debated over this and because everyone's skin is unique, there is actually no right number of showers someone should take or if they should wash their legs. Other factors like exercise and your daily activities (for example, if you work in a dirty environment) would come into play.

Washing your skin too much is actually bad for it and can cause damage, or lead to skin conditions like eczema. But c'mon, who doesn't love a good leg scrub?


The loaded question saw leg washers take on the non-leg washers with fury.

One woman even boldly admitted she only showers TWICE a week, which started off another debate – is there a need to shower daily?

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