One of the worst parts about living in the dorms was finding a time to shower. Between 15 girls and three showers, an empty bathroom was a rare but valuable sight. Maybe your a morning showered, maybe you prefer to shower at night, maybe its in the middle of the day, or maybe you prefer a bath? Regardless what your preferred hygenic method is, bathing yourself is not something people should skip. But did you ever think what would happen if you didn’t wash yourself?
Okay, disgusting. That is probably your first reaction, and maybe your second and third. Then you may think about the dreaded greasy hair and raunchy body oder, but lack of bathing goes way beyond that. According to Katherine Neer
of Discovery Fit and Health, the human body is covered in millions of sweat glands and hairs which contain proteins and fatty acids, and a lack of hygiene can lead to serious long term effects. Some of these are issues that a little dry shampoo cannot solve. Along with the sweat glands, the average person sweats 1-3 liters a day, and the lack of cleaning can then become an internal problem. Excess sweat can lead to bacteria, fungi, and yeast, and when they enter
the bloodstream, major problems start to arise. Ringworm, chiggers, and staph infection are j
ust a few possible things that can occur, and they are just about as gross as they sound.
Now if your the type of person that absolut
ely loves to shower, and clean hyg
eine is one of your top priorities, than you may be glad to hear that there are in fact many benefits to those who bathe regularly. MagForWomen.com
states that there are five major benefits to bathing daily, so if you are the type of person who looks forward to a hot shower or bath, than you are also benefiting yourself in more ways than one.
- Helps maintain hygeine—this may be an obvious one, but staying clean prevents germs and bacteria from forming
- Helps to feel rejuvenated—water flow helps wake up the body and ignites the senses
- Improves blood circulation—when cool and hot water are integrated throughout your bathing routine, your blood circulation tends to improve
- Prevents insomnia—Weather your a heavy or light sleeper, bathing before bed naturally calms you down and helps put you at ease for sleep
- Prevents diseases—bathing in warm water can be beneficial to headaches and diabetes, while improving circulation and putting the body at ease
So the next time your feeling lazy after the gym, or cant get out of bed to shower, remind yourself of the possible diseases that could occur, and then remind yourself of the benefits. If you need to take a bath, thats always and option too. This
website talks about hygienic types, misconceptions, and considerations so check it out!