Taking showers is one of our daily habits. However, there comes a day
or two when we feel too lazy to wash our bodies. That may be due to
some hurry or just out of lethargy. But wait, is it a good thing or even
healthy? Let’s see how skipping a bath back-to-back for 2 days can
affect our body:
1. Bad bacteria gets stronger
are thousands of varieties of microorganisms in the human body.
Different types of bacteria, fungus, and other parasites are there which
help our body to function properly and are good. But there are bad
parasites too. Using soaps help us get rid of the harmful ones. So
before these germs get inside our body and make us sick, we should take a
proper bath and wash them off.
2. Gives us nasty odor
if we do not get sick, a very common issue that arises out of not
taking a regular bath is that our body smells…and it smells really bad.
It appears that some of the bacteria cause body odor and if not washed
properly, as many as 30 varieties of unpleasant smells can come out of
our body. Just think, even your best mate will run away from a smelly
3. Skin gets unhealthy
Last but not the
least, we should take showers for healthy skin. Unless the pores are
clean, the oil within the skin builds up and creates blemishes.
Especially, after workouts, one should not continue in the same sweaty
soggy clothes for an indefinitely long time. The soaking clothes may
lead to irritation, rashes or even skin abrasions. As Dr. Holly L.
Phillips, a women’s health physician warned Women’s Health, such
unhealthy skin may raise the risk of bacterial and fungal infections,
like staph and jock itch.
So dermatologists suggest that, even
if a shower is skipped, one should daily change their sweaty clothes and
make sure that armpits, groin, and face are cleaned. These areas
attract germs mostly.
While skipping showers too often is not
ideal, daily long drawn showers can also prove unhealthy. Spending too
much time under the water washes away the essential oils from our skin
and leaves it dry and itchy. Just a regular shower can be sufficient to
fight the germs and keep ourselves up and running.
So, go for the easy way, take a nice shower daily and most of the problems will be solved.