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So you probably shower. At least, I hope so.
And you probably do it to keep clean, right?
It seems like a healthy thing to do.
But have you ever wondered what would happen if you never showered?
Well, let's start with the basics.
You would, if I'm being honest, stink.
I'm sorry to say it, but after a while without washing, you'll start to develop quite an
odor.
Soap and water in a shower or bath work to rid your body of bacteria and dead skin cells,
so these things start to pile up when you stop cleaning yourself.
According to dermatology professor Dr. Cameron Rokhsar, among the pile of dead cells that
would accumulate on top of your skin are some proteins with a sugary coating, such as sialomucin.
Lots of bacteria love to consume sugar, and when they digest sugary proteins like sialomucin,
they produce what we call body odor.
So less showering means more stench.
But what kind of effects would it have on your health?
Well, the results don't look too good there either.
For starters, dirty skin means itchy skin.
Dandruff builds up, your skin is coated in oil and the dirt that sticks to it, and you
start scratching.
Scratching an irritating itch can feel great, but if you scratch too much you can hurt yourself,
even breaking through your skin.
On a related note, never bathing can put you at a higher risk for infection.
If you were to get a cut or a scratch (perhaps because of all that excessive itchiness) and
your skin was covered in all sorts of extra bacteria, those bacteria might find their
way inside your wound and eventually lead to a soft tissue infection.
You would also become more prone to a whole host of other health issues, from acne and
pus to fungus between your toes, or even intertrigo, a painful combination of yeast and inflammation
in your groin.
This all sounds kind of scary and gross, right?
Like, it might make you feel like you need to scrub yourself clean right this second.
But what if I told you it’s possible to shower too much?
In fact, a lot of us are guilty of it.
Yes, sometimes even I indulge in too many long, hot showers.
Remember when I mentioned that dirty skin can increase your risk of infection?
Well, so can dry skin.
And you know what can cause dry skin?
That's right.
Showers.
Washing your skin might also remove some of the important bacteria that help your immune
system.
Some doctors, such as Dr. C. Brandon Mitchell, an assistant dermatology professor at George
Washington University, even say that when you shower, you should only apply soap to
the parts of your body that typically smell—such as your armpits, groin, and butt.
Sure, frequent showers reduce your body odor, but in terms of your health, one or two showers
a week is likely to be enough.
So, as is true of many things in life, showers are good in moderation.
Showering twice a day or twice a year can both have serious consequences on your health
and wellbeing.
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從來不洗澡!會發生什麼事呢? (What Would Happen If You Never Showered?)

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April Lu 發佈於 2018 年 5 月 13 日   April Lu 翻譯   Evangeline Chung 審核

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不洗澡除了會發出臭味,還會造成其他什麼健康問題呢?這部影片分析給你聽!

1stink 0:19
stink 可作為動詞或名詞,意思都是「臭」,例如 stinky tofu「臭豆腐」,另外 stink 也可表示某事物「糟透了」,例如 The trip stinks!「這趟旅行糟透了!」。
The cigarettes are stinking up the whole room.
滿屋都是煙味。


*同場加映:
【廣告裁判精選】大便臭臭?噗噗麗給你無臭保證 (Girls Don't Poop - PooPourri.com)


2odor0:25
odor 的意思為「氣味」,通常指臭味而不是香的,例如 body odor「體味」就不是很好聞,而香氣的話則可以使用 aroma 或是 scent 來表示。
She rolls on deodorant to cover up her body odor.
她塗上體香劑來掩蓋體味。


3pile up0:31
pile 當動詞本身即有「堆疊」的含義,而當名詞可表示「一堆」,因此 pile up 的意思是「堆積」,例如 pile up books「堆疊書本」。
Let's pile up the fallen leaves in the corner and sweep up the ground.
我們把落葉堆在角落然後把地掃乾淨。


4scratch1:11
scratch 的意思為「刮」、「抓」,例如 scratch the body「抓身體」,有句俚語 You scratch my back and I'll scratch yours.「你抓我的背我就幫你抓」,即引伸出「互相幫助」的意思。
Please scratch the surface layer gently, and the digit code will appear.
請輕輕刮開塗層,即可看到數碼。


5prone to1:34
prone to 的意思為「易於」、「傾向於」,後面可接動詞、名詞、或是動名詞,通常用來表示不好的事情像是疾病,例如 prone to toothache「容易牙痛」。
If you are prone to edema while on your menstrual period, alcohol will add to the problem.
假如你在月經期間容易水腫,酒精將加重此問題。


*同場加映:
什麼!早起的人未必比晚睡的人有優勢?Early Birds vs Night Owls)


原來不只不洗澡有問題,洗太多對身體也不好!沒想到一星期洗兩次就夠了,但小 V 還是覺得每天都洗比較舒服啦!

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