Science

This Is What Happens To Your Body After You Skip Showers For Just Two Days

Many of us have had that one friend or roommate that just didn't think it was necessary to take showers or maintain their personal hygiene. After a while, it gets pretty gross.

You start to emit foul-smelling body odors, your hair becomes super greasy, and sometimes your skin will start breaking out simply because of all of the filth accumulating on your epidermis.

I personally shower about every other day, although I used to be an avid every-morning showerer. Unfortunately, it's pretty clear that things start to get gnarly after just two days of skipping your shower.

A lot of people like to start their day with a shower. It wakes you up and gets you off to a fresh, clean start. Starting every day off with a shower is a good habit to get into.

This can not be said for babies, however. Their skin is very sensitive and does not function the same as ours just yet. They should only be bathed one to two times per week.

Washing your hair is another story. Most people benefit from only washing their hair about twice per week, so you don't make it too dry and delicate. Letting your natural oils take over once in awhile is good for the hair.

The body is constantly creating new bacteria that lives on the skin. At any given time, there is about 1,000 different kinds of bacteria, and about 40 types of fungus, living on the skin. This might sound gross at first, but these bacteria are good for us and make sure we're healthy.

Our good bacteria work to destroy other malicious microorganisms, and showering is basically adding an extra line of defense against the pathogens we're exposed to on a daily basis. When you avoid your shower for the day, you're basically creating an open breeding ground for bacteria.

Combine increased levels of bacteria with the fact that our skin naturally sweats throughout the day, and you have prime bacterial growth conditions that increase your chances of developing a bacterial or fungal infection.

When we shower, we're washing away all of the micro-sized nasties that grow all over our bodies throughout the day. Even if you're not doing a whole lot of physical activity or rarely leave the house, your body is still accumulating a small layer of grime.

Do your best to combat this by showering regularly and cleaning your face of any makeup every night!

Relationships

18 Things That Are An Instant Turn Off Even If You’re Highly Attractive

Do you meet someone nice at a party or get together, but they turn down an invite for coffee? Do you have problems getting beyond a first date or get dropped after a week or two?

If you're getting ghosted before you even get something started, you might be guilty of one (or more) of these instant turn-offs, even if you're fit, well-dressed, and very attractive.

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1 – Are you inattentive or distracted?

A potential romantic partner wants to know that you're important to them. When you look around the room, half-listen to the conversation, or keep checking your phone, you're sending out the wrong signal.

2 – Do you mock other's passions?

Everyone has a “thing" they're into whether it's bowling, reality TV, kale, or Star Trek. You might not understand it, but if you mock their passion, it's an instant turn off and shows you're incompatible.

3 – Do you check out the eye candy?

It's bad enough if you're constantly checking your IG, but even worse if you're openly scoping out a hot guy or girl that turns your head.

4 – Are you closed off emotionally?

It's not a good idea to unpack your emotional baggage the moment you meet someone, but if you can't open up at all, that's a problem too.

5 – Are you a poor sport?

One round of pool at the local dive bar and a potential mate might scratch and run if you rage when you lose or thump your chest and brag when you win.

6 – Do you have fits of jealousy?

Being wanted is a nice feeling, but if you get possessive and see everyone as a threat, that can get old fast.

7 - Are you a pessimist?

If every conversation is about how much you don't like something, how it annoys you, or you constantly criticize, you're a pessimist. That can send a prospect scurrying away instantly.

8 – Are you a backstabber?

Trustworthiness is a top trait that attracts people, but if you're one that can't wait until someone leaves the room to unload trash talk them, it's no surprise you're not getting anyone's digits.

9 – Is materialism your thing?

It's nice to have nice things, but if that's all that matters to you or you judge people by their possessions, you might find yourself judged a poor potential partner.

10 – Do you have low self-worth?

It's nice to be humble (even if you're awesome), but if your sense of self-worth is so low that it's driving negative behaviors, you might come off as too much trouble.

11 – Do you belittle potential dates?

Are you sarcastic? Do you hand out burns or make jokes at other's expense? If so, you might be getting brushed off with good reason.

12 – Are you a poor conversationalist?

Relationships start with a chat. If you can't hold a meaningful conversation on subjects of mutual interest, your looks won't be enough to hold their interest.

13 – Are you argumentative?

If bickering gives you a thrill or you must always get your way, no doubt you're turning off people that you'd like to be dating.

14 – Do you lack ambition?

You don't need to unroll a road map of your five-year plan, but if you don't have life goals and ambitions (maybe even a bucket list), you might come off as immature.

15 – Must you be the center of attention?

The spotlight is great for an actor, but don't expect a girl or guy you want to stick around if it's always about you. When every sentence starts with “I," then you have a problem.

16 – Are you disrespectful?

To be a good prospect as a love interest, the object of your affection must trust you to interact with their friends, family, and co-workers in a way that won't embarrass them.

17 – Are you a stage-five clinger?

Everyone needs a little space, and if you can't leave a little breathing room for a potential partner to hang out with friends or have a cocktail after work, you're going to chase them away.

18 – Do you issue ultimatums?

No one wants to hear “or else." If you always make threats to get your way, it's an instant turn off.

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