Most of us shower daily to stay clean. But from a scientific standpoint, our modern hygiene habits are overrated.
Medieval folks believed bathing could let the devil into you or, at the very least, make you severely ill. They were a little off the mark, but it turns out that traditional bathing is overrated for maintaining health.
Our modern habit of daily scrubbing with soaps and shampoos looks absurd by historical standards—large-scale soap production only started in the mid 19th century and the daily bath didn’t really take off until the mid 20th—and some experts think it’s harmful.
Hygiene is extremely important, and to prove it, let’s discuss what happens if you NEVER showered.