Have you ever wondered what happens to your body, when you go a day or two without showering?maybe for a day or two, might bring about positive health benefits. . but for 2, 3 or even more, things might get a little rough. while some results of skipping a morning bath aren’t too shocking, such as body odor, others might shock you. Are you ready to see what happens when you go without showering for a few days?..
1.Your skin will start to itch. . . a lot
As most of you know, our skin excretes oils. When we don’t shower for a while, dirt and other pollutants can stick to us, causing irritated and very itchy skin. The longer you go without showering, the more itchy it gets and layers of dirt and dead skin begin to form on your skin. . .
2. You can release up to 30 pungent smells….
Little known fact, body odor is not caused by sweat, but actually results from the gasses bacteria gives off as it consumes body protein and fatty acids. When you skip showering for a couple days, it can lead to your body releasing up to 30 bad smells. So picture this, you have on some perfume to mask the smell, plus sweat and other smells coming off from your body. This can be summed up into two words *stink bomb* .
3. Your skin completely dries off
If you suffer form skin conditions such as eczema, showering regularly can help keep them at minimum. Skipping showering for a few days can lead to a flare-up and flaky skin. You’ll start to notice your skin drying up and dead skin will form on top of your skin. Taking a shower or bath once a day to replace moisture in your skin, will help keep your skin smelling fresh and clean. But do try to keep the shower on the shorter side and not too hot. Follow the shower with a layer of lotion on your skin.
4. You develop dark brown spots on your skin
A condition known as dermatitis neglecta occurs when excess dirt accumulates on your skin because of sweat not being washed off. This condition only happens when your skin is consistently not being washed correctly, so it’s not something to stress over, but good to be aware of.
5. You’ll see breeding areas for ick . .
Your armpits, vagina, back of your neck, feet and face become breeding grounds for the bad guys. You’ll start to see some white mushy things under your armpits and your vagina will have whitish discharge, that has a pungent smell especially once you use the ladies. . If you really do have to skip a shower, dermatologists suggest treating at least these areas some other way. Baby wipe, anyone?
6. Pimples around your vagina
Speaking of the groin, if that area is neglected for too long, a yeast or other type of infection could develop, causing a lot of pain and burning. You will also start to see puss-filled pimples which are extremely painful and once they burst, excrete some type of liquid that gives off a bad smell. .
7. Scummy toes and fingernails
Just say no to toe jam. . Toes are also a place that can build up fungus, which end up cutting your toes and leaving open wounds. . .Also, you will see some type of green fungi under your finger and toenails..
At the end of the day, personal hygiene is an important part of taking care of your body. You should really never skip bathing days unless you’re sick and can’t move then maybe we can excuse you.