Britons showering less, stop using deodorant during COVID lockdowns
Staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic has encouraged some to dress more casually and wash less.
ByOn 11/28/20 at 5:00 AM ESTShareCoronavirusThe ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has seen millions in lockdown and a dramatic increase in the number of people working from home in the U.K. A new Ipsos MORI poll shows that a significant proportion of Britons have adopted a more casual approach to hygiene as a result.
While the majority of those surveyed said their habits hadn't changed when it came to personal hygiene, a full 24 percent told Ipsos they were showering less now, while 14 percent said they were less likely to use deodorant.Thirty-three percent said they were less likely to style their hair but just 14 percent agreed that the only time they styled their hair was for video calls with friends. There has been a marked rise in the use of video calling since the pandemic began.
How Coronavirus Vaccine Side Effects Will Be Tracked in the U.S.Read moreNewsweek subscription offers >Sixty-seven percent of respondents told Ipsos that people they know are dressing more casually and 63 percent said they were happy everyone could dress casually now. headtopics.com
Britons appear to be pleased that dressing casually is more common at the moment, with 66 percent saying it means"I can exercise my personal choices more" and 59 percent agreeing"I feel confident about knowing how to best dress in a more casual way."
Those who identified as male reported that they were less likely to shave as a result of lockdown. Indeed, a full 45 percent of respondents said they had gone unshaven for more days than usual and 32 percent said they had grown beards. Read more: Newsweek »
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Ew. But Donald’s people are pretty gross too My Aunt raised me. She lived through the Depression and WWII in Birmingham UK. All the time we lived with her, we were allowed to bathe only once per week. Worse, I had to share the same bathwater with my Sister and Cousin. Ewww. That depends on the content of the deodorant . It is offensive to reek of unwashed body-odour !
Smelling like shit Less water consumption; less plastic disposal - you can’t have it both ways! Maybe the collective stink helps the nation to finally win its fight over this imaginary pandemic I stopped using deodorant most days but I still shower daily. Who wants to wallow in their own stank? Is there a shortage of soap and deodorant or what?
Dat stinks! 🤨 Wtf headline is this I get it, but I’ve never been on lockdown.