We all know that bathing is important, but just how important?
Germs, Germs, Germs
Your body typically has a lot of bacteria on your skin, most of which are actually good for you. Some of them provide useful functions for your skin, and even the otherwise “useless” ones take up space that harmful bacteria might have occupied instead, effectively crowding out the bad germs.
But harmful bacteria can still wind up on your skin, and when you don’t wash, you increase the chances that those harmful germs will get into your body through your eyes, nose, or mouth — and then get you sick.