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5 Hygiene Hacks for When Depression Makes Showering Feel Impossible

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It’s been “sweat dripping from under my boobs, behind my knees and between my fingers” weather and daily showers have become mandatory.

I’ve always been pretty good at sudsing up, but it’s been a challenge this last week. My depression has been following me around like an annoying younger sibling and I’ve noticed my showers are starting to happen later in the day and zapping all my energy.

I understand the shame of not showering or brushing your teeth for a week (or two). I feel like such a failure when I can’t muster up the mental or physical energy to do something as basic as keeping myself clean, but that’s the dirty truth.

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