When I first met my husband he did this, he showered twice a day – once in the morning and once at night. Coming from a midwestern U.S. background, we tended to shower once a day, usually in the morning, so this habit seemed a bit excessive.
But now living in Brazil, in the summer, I understand. My Brazilian brother-in-law explained to me that a variety of different bacteria lives here – and I believe him. And I’ve showered twice a day. But today, on a day that has set some records for heat, I’ll admit that it’s easy to engage in the Brazilian practice of showering multiple times. And today, I’m up to the third count.
These days, Sao Paulo is a sticky, sweaty city and you lose nothing by hanging out in the shower.