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IN Health & Fitness ON 19 Jul, 2016
Since we have been young, we've been taught to take a bath every day and keep our bodies clean. This is not because we have to follow some customs or listen to our parents. Keeping our bodies clean has a scientific reason.
The importance of taking a shower every day is scientifically proven. So if you've been caught up with work or it's too cold outside to take a bath, here are your reasons for jumping into a quick shower.
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The upper layer of skin on your body contains good and bad bacteria. The good bacteria produces natural moisturizers and protects your body from bad bacteria. If you don't shower, the bad bacteria forms a layer over the good bacteria and doesn't allow it to function. As a result, there would be an accumulation of bad bacteria over your skin that spreads germs and skin-relate diseases.
If the bad bacteria stays on your skin for too long, it may cause infections as well.
Even if it is the peak of winter, our body sweats without realizing it. This sweat might evaporate or gets absorbed in your clothing, but the germs secreted along with the sweat stay on your skin.
Accumulation of dirt and germs due to skipping bath can also lead to flaky or scaly skin.
Bacteria and sweat accumulated on the skin causing breakdown of chemical compounds which release a foul smell called as body odor.