Loose Women presenter admits to showering just twice a week

Saira Khan

The popular belief is that we should shower or bathe daily to stay clean.

So, when a television presenter revealed yesterday she showers just twice a week, a large percentage of the nation was shocked.

Loose Women panellist Saira Khan, 49, explained during yesterday's show how her unusual shower habits emerged through treating her dry skin.

"It's only by self care that I've managed to sort my skin out and that's by showering once or twice a week."

Fellow panellist Stacey Solomon, 29, admitted she didn't shower daily, either, claiming a lack of time.

"I've always thought as long as you wash your important bits it's OK," she told the panel.

"Like you can have a quick wash, sometimes I don't have time for a 15 minute shower. Also I don't think it's that good for your hair and skin and stuff."

Defending her co-panellist, she added: "How dirty do you have to be? You'd have to not shower for days to smell bad. You can't every morning, if you miss the shower once or twice."

Many were shocked by Khan's irregular showering routine, saying they could never do it.

Others, with an understanding of similar skin ailments, sympathised with her approach.

While Saira's twice–weekly showers may be too infrequent for some, they're perfectly well within NHS hygiene guidelines.

The health body says someone should wash their hands after going to the toilet; wash their genitals and bottom area every day; wash their face daily; bathe or shower at least twice a week; brush their teeth twice daily.

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The Duchess of Cornwall with some of the Loose Women team Coleen Nolan (left), Ruth Langsford (second left), and (second right) Lorraine Kelly during a visit to the ITV studios to mark the broadcaster's 60th anniversary, she toured the newly refurbished ITV riverside studios at Waterloo, London, meeting presenters and staff from This Morning, Good Morning Britain and Loose Women.
(left to right) Stacey Solomon, Saira Khan, Nadia Sawalha, Jane Moore and Coleen Nolan attending the National Television Awards 2019 held at the O2 Arena, London.
(left to right) Stacey Solomon, Saira Khan, Nadia Sawalha, Jane Moore and Coleen Nolan attending the National Television Awards 2019 held at the O2 Arena, London.
Smooth presenter Kate Garraway performs the audience warm-up for Loose Women, at Television Centre in west London, as part of her 24-hour Job Hop, raising money for Smooth’s charity, Global’s Make Some Noise.
Loose Women's (left-right) Christine Lampard, Andrea McLean, Stacey Solomon, Gloria Hunniford, Penny Lancaster, Denise van Outen, Nadia Sawalha, Linda Robson, Saira Khan and Kaye Adams attending the National Television Awards 2018 held at the O2 Arena, London.
(left to right) Nadia Sawalha, Coleen Nolan, Saira Khan and Kaye Adams of Loose Women attending the Pride of Britain Awards 2017 held at Grosvenor House, London. Photo credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment
Jane Moore, Andrea McLean, Penny Lancaster, Coleen Nolan, Saira Khan and Linda Robson attending the TV Choice Awards 2017 held at The Dorchester Hotel, London.
The cast of Loose Women arriving at the National Television Awards 2017, held at The O2 Arena, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: 25th January, 2017. See PA Story SHOWBIZ NTAs. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Katie Price leaving ITV studios in London, after appearing on Loose Women.
Singer Robbie Williams and his wife Ayda Field leave after he appeared on ITV's Loose Women show at the London Studios.
Loose Women Nadia Sawalha, Linda Robson and Kaye Adams attending The Pride of Britain Awards 2016, at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London. Photo credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment
Loose Women's Andrea McLean, Penny Lancaster, Kaye Adams, Coleen Nolan, Gloria Hunniford, Sherrie Hewson, Jamelia, Nadia Sawalha, Jane Moore, Linda Robson and Katie Price attending the National Television Awards 2016 at the O2 Arena, London.
Presenter Nadia Sawalha leaves ITV studios in London after Lynda Bellingham's co-stars on Loose Women paid tearful tribute to her on the show only hours after her death was announced.
(Left to Right) Loose Women Coleen Nolan, Kaye Adams, Andrea McLean and Nadia Sawalha arriving for The Pride of Britain Awards 2014, at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London.
(left to right) Loose Women presenters Janet Street Porter, Andrea McLean, Lisa Maxwell, Carol McGiffin, Carol Vorderman and Jane McDonald during the 2012 NTA Awards at the O2, Greenwich, London
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Loose Women Lisa Maxwell, Andreea McLean, Carol Voderman, Denise Welch and Sally Lindsay arriving for the Pride of Britain awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.
(left to right) Andrea McLean, Denise Welch, Zoe Tyler, Coleen Nolan and Kate Thornton of Loose Women arriving for the 2011 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
Hosts Sir Terry Wogan and Fearne Cotton (3rd right) with (left to right) Zoe Tyler, Sherrie Hewson, Andrea McLean, Carol McGiffin and Denise Welch of Loose Women, during the 'BBC Children in Need Appeal 2010', annual fundraiser event at Television Centre, Wood Lane, west London.
Loose Women arriving at The TV Choice Awards, the Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane, London.
Presenters from Loose Women - Carol McGiffin, Lynda Bellingham, Denise Welch, Kate Thornton, Leslie Garrett and Andrea McLean during the National Television Awards 2010, at the 02 Arena, London.
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The cast of Loose Women including (left to right) Coleen Nolan, Andrea McClean, Kate Thornton, Zoe Tyler, Lesley Garrett, Lisa Maxwell and Denise Welch arriving for the National Television Awards 2010, at the 02 Arena, London.
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Lisa Maxwell, Sherrie Hewson and Kate Thornton at the 10th anniversary party for ITV's Loose Women show at Cafe de Paris in central London.
Jane McDonald, Leslie Garrett and Andrea McLean at the 10th anniversary party for ITV's Loose Women show at Cafe de Paris in central London.
Denise Welch (left) and Jane McDonald arrive for the 10th anniversary party for ITV's Loose Women show at Cafe de Paris in central London.
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Last week, the nation was divided over the question of whether you need to wash your legs in the shower.

Some 20% of people confessed that, in fact, they skip their legs altogether during shower time.

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