The body is normally covered with a natural oil. This invisible layer helps the cells retain moisture and this, in turn, helps the body stay warmer. If you insist on showering, or bathing, every day, do so as soon as you come off the mountain, so that the body oils washed off by the soap and water will build up again overnight. When the weather is brutal, it’s better, if you don’t mind, to bathe every second or third day. If you’re fussy, splash on a lovely scent - on your clothing, not your skin. For the elegant gentleman who shaves daily, this also should be done in the evening, not in the morning.

Keep your shower or bath short and wash only with mild soap. If you still suffer from dry skin, apply a moisturizing lotion before stepping out of the hot, moist bathroom.

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