Most of us shower at least once a day, depending on our activities for the day. There are some who shower once every two days and others with hypersensitivity or other medical reasons, might opt for rare, shorter shower sessions.
Ayden Jane, 23, barely bathes. She showers only once every 10 days and people couldn’t help but feel icky at her revelation.
She said in the video, “I am living proof that you don’t have to bathe often to look and feel good.”
The video has been viewed 2.9 million times and while many told her that she’s not looking good at all, “the girl who doesn’t shower & shows her period online” defended herself. She claimed the only noticeable change over time is her curlier hair when she doesn’t shower.
She added that she doesn’t have any body odor, but that’s arguable for many viewers.
“I would argue it’s better for the environment if we shower less because water’s a precious resource,” she added to her own argument. And this opinion stands even during her period.
She responded to a comment, “Your period does not make you dirty. Periods are not dirty. Also important to note that the vagina is self-cleaning, so you don’t have to clean it — cause it cleans itself.”
Some viewers criticized her hygiene, reminding her that it is currently summer.
A dermatologist based in Manhattan explained that showering every one or two days is pretty normal. But not showering can harm the skin as bacteria starts to accumulate on the surface.
Dr. Julie Russak explains, “When the body sweats … it’s all a natural way of removing toxins. Still, you don’t want to leave that sitting on top of your skin too long, encouraging pimples, folliculitis, and other skin infections.”
And the most obvious sign would be when you start to smell because bacteria is the reason for the body odor. That’s your sign to take a shower.