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What Would Happen If You Never Showered?

August 25, 2019

Hey there and welcome to Life Noggin. So you probably shower. 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, 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. So keep clean, but not too clean, and make
sure to head on over to where you can pick up a Life Noggin poster
or shirt! Link is in the description and pinned comment! As always, my name is Blocko and this has
been Life Noggin. Don’t forget to keep on thinking!


  • Reply Life Noggin August 31, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    Scrub behind the ears too! Thanks for watching! Share this with someone who needs to shower. I'm sure they'd appreciate it! Head over to to get your own Life Noggin shirt and poster!

  • Reply Kitkee Gaming May 3, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    Never showered. I can still take baths tho. You never said anything about baths.

  • Reply Samantha Idk May 8, 2019 at 1:46 am

    I was dieing when he said butt

  • Reply Lil Ruski May 9, 2019 at 12:59 am

    If going through puberty, have a shower or two everyday

  • Reply Emo Pumpkin May 9, 2019 at 2:30 am

    I typically shower 3-4 times a week If I do anymore my skin gets really dry and cracks

  • Reply Faith Crown May 9, 2019 at 5:26 am

    What would happen if you never showered is that you’d become Emma Chamberlain

    Make sure u shower and stay safe out there, kiddos

  • Reply IPM BS May 9, 2019 at 9:01 am

    What if we never stood up

  • Reply Rad McAa May 9, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    Is IT goOd t0 wAsH evErYdAy??? COZ i DefInATly DoO

  • Reply Denserchelf 79 May 9, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    I think i shower 4 or 5 times a week

  • Reply crissyisajojofan May 10, 2019 at 1:50 am

    I shower every other day

  • Reply doge the dog May 12, 2019 at 8:20 am

    Is good to shower everyday

  • Reply Danny Nunez May 13, 2019 at 10:39 am

    You would probably be compelled to join the alt right lol

  • Reply Gamer King Luke May 13, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    i dont shower alot

  • Reply Big Boss May 13, 2019 at 9:09 pm

    The people ar my school say that im nasty for taking a shower 2 times a week because there idiots

  • Reply Eryn Stastny May 14, 2019 at 11:45 pm

    You are cool and I like you. I like your videos and I watch them a lot

  • Reply Minecrafter - Gameplay, Stop Motions And More! May 15, 2019 at 1:09 am

    Thank goodness I've showered now.

  • Reply Minecrafter - Gameplay, Stop Motions And More! May 15, 2019 at 1:10 am

    1:43 sry

  • Reply Jennifer Hill May 15, 2019 at 4:35 am

    I take baths,not showers!

  • Reply KB65 YT May 15, 2019 at 8:00 am

    I literally just showered… then I saw this in my recommendations immediately after i showered.

  • Reply Abdi Sharif May 16, 2019 at 5:03 am

    Twice a week????? And I thought showering every other day was bad

  • Reply Edy's Vlogs May 22, 2019 at 1:27 pm

    Short answer: U will stink really bad
    Long answer: This video

  • Reply Nash gaming May 24, 2019 at 1:24 am

    to shower or not to shower

  • Reply Jamyra With friends and more May 24, 2019 at 1:27 am

    If you never ever showered you would smell bad and no one would like to be by u

  • Reply :V l May 24, 2019 at 6:14 am

    Yah i stink
    I havent wash my self 5 days

  • Reply Julian Jamito May 24, 2019 at 9:04 am

    Subscribe to pewdiepie0

  • Reply Fares Berrehouma May 24, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    I shower one or twice a week

  • Reply Darkness Master May 24, 2019 at 11:18 pm

    What if you shower once every day? Can it still dry my skin or am I fine?

  • Reply Muselks Magnifficent Meat Shield May 25, 2019 at 11:49 am

    I shower every day

  • Reply FinchGaming May 25, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    j u s t t a k e a b a t h

  • Reply Kitty Cat May 26, 2019 at 3:15 am

    life noggin: butt
    5 year olds:

  • Reply Sandhya Sampathkumar May 26, 2019 at 3:44 am

    Emma Chamberlain

  • Reply Fiona Varnum May 26, 2019 at 3:59 am

    Friend: I shower everyday.

    Me: after watching this video AcTuAlLy…

  • Reply Aliyah Abdussamd May 26, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    is anyone watching this and realized they still haven’t showered and then goes and hops in the shower

    Cause if so that person is me 😂

    (This is a joke I shower daily)

  • Reply last online • 6 years ago May 29, 2019 at 3:57 am

    Dude went 20 years without dude

  • Reply Nosheen Akhtar May 29, 2019 at 8:15 am

    I have a bath but the same thing as shower

  • Reply Todoroki Shouto May 29, 2019 at 11:30 am

    I bathe once a week and tend to get sick once a year because the cold virus changes evry year

  • Reply Owu uwo May 30, 2019 at 4:45 am

    My friend doesn't take showers……

    He takes baths :3

  • Reply Finger Mask May 30, 2019 at 10:30 pm

    2:04 my hands have been there

  • Reply Peter Caba June 1, 2019 at 5:59 am

    That how kid Laotian was mas

  • Reply Jessica Snow June 3, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    Can I please contract some bacteria that eat fat?

  • Reply KingSlayr June 4, 2019 at 6:11 am

    I haven't showered in 1 week! 😂

  • Reply NotZeltic June 4, 2019 at 10:59 pm

    I watched this and I was like I need a shower 😂

  • Reply ARandomToaster's Cousin June 5, 2019 at 2:34 am

    I was literally about to take a bath but then I found this vid

  • Reply Madex1741 Hernandez June 5, 2019 at 6:28 am

    Oh thx no one else make fun of me but I did not take a shower in 2 weeks and a half

  • Reply Leomord Mobile legend June 5, 2019 at 9:18 am

    How about the homeless??

  • Reply master game June 8, 2019 at 4:42 pm


  • Reply Shiki Moonlight ;3 June 10, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    Is it okay to shower once a day?

  • Reply Xiaotang June 11, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    Blocko, is shower better or is it taking a bath? Blocko, what will happen if you sink in the water for at least 1 hour or 50 min + don't know how to swim?

  • Reply Peppa Pig June 12, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    I literally got a conditioner ad at the end of the vid

  • Reply Shadow Sweetheart June 14, 2019 at 6:57 am

    A normal person only washes on Sundays. It’s what I do.

  • Reply Neon star Raven June 18, 2019 at 8:49 am

    Well I love shower cauz its cold

  • Reply Babatunde Ojomo June 18, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    Some Soaps cause dry skin but not all soaps do. Adding water to your skin will not dry it out unless something is wrong with the water

  • Reply Peter Hatton June 21, 2019 at 11:15 pm

    I've just showered

  • Reply Killian Holm June 25, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    At 1:13 who else is icthy

  • Reply JujuFuntime June 25, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    My mom showers everyday…….

  • Reply Kyla Johnson June 25, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    If your a girl and you don’t showering when your period is on your going to smell like fish and your nasty 🤢 asf

  • Reply Albert Fan June 29, 2019 at 12:56 am

    Why don’t you just use lotion

  • Reply Jack Gibson July 1, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    The thumbnail is confusing.
    It shows the non-showering character.


  • Reply Jack Gibson July 1, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    #DearBlocko Can you tell me more about your friends? Also, keep up the awesome channel. 😄😄😄 👌🏻👍🏻❤️

  • Reply Deadpool19_197 marvel July 2, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    Who just showed right now????? 👇🏻

  • Reply Sir Needcheese July 2, 2019 at 5:23 pm

    You could just take a bath

  • Reply Star The wolf queen July 3, 2019 at 4:10 am

    so I’ll smell like sugar if I shower? ** lives in the shower**

  • Reply Too Bad Waluigi Time July 4, 2019 at 10:08 pm

    You would smell like Wario

  • Reply Potato Gamer July 6, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    My parents say I need to shower every day, but I shower every other day anyways. Imma show dis to them :3

  • Reply Teresa Calzada July 7, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    Dear bloko how can people shower with clothes on in your world ps : im a huge fan 💖😀😃😸😄☺

  • Reply KazDoes Amv July 9, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    Bro I take 3 Showers a day

  • Reply My channel sucks July 9, 2019 at 1:16 pm

    I would just bathe then

  • Reply Donovan Scott July 10, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    We don't need to watch this you can just look at a neckbeard

  • Reply Gacha Jamella July 11, 2019 at 11:31 am

    I never shower i only take a bath(wait am i dumb that i think bath and shower are not the same?)

  • Reply Venom 900 July 12, 2019 at 3:27 am

    Hygiene is vary important.

  • Reply Husky Dylan July 12, 2019 at 7:17 am

    I do it every day

  • Reply Nathaniel Robinson July 14, 2019 at 10:49 pm

    I need to show this to my current roommate. He never showers on the weekend and never uses deodorant. Tim Craig, please watch this video!!

  • Reply hdmat101 July 14, 2019 at 11:22 pm

    Post Malone is the answer

  • Reply NGaming543 July 17, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    I’m scared of the shower now. Thanks a lot asshole.

  • Reply Grace Banana July 19, 2019 at 4:40 am

    I showed this to my family who believes that showering everyday is good and I need too. But they won’t listen.

  • Reply OH MY, OH NO, THE GRAPES ARE COMING!!!!! July 21, 2019 at 9:44 am

    idk ask emma chamberlain

  • Reply :D :D July 21, 2019 at 10:33 am

    Smell 100

  • Reply Aydash July 23, 2019 at 12:48 am

    I shower but I have dry skin because I have a disease called eczema can you please make a video about Eczema it would really make my day

  • Reply Joel Sanjuan July 23, 2019 at 1:53 am

    I shower one Time every week

  • Reply Cameron Crawford July 23, 2019 at 3:11 am

    What about baths 🛁

  • Reply t Thirdy July 24, 2019 at 10:53 am

    Oh god im scared for cars

  • Reply sorrychangedmyusername July 25, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    Gamers don't shower even after birth.

  • Reply Alex Wood July 26, 2019 at 3:56 pm


  • Reply Josh July 29, 2019 at 2:18 am

  • Reply Galaxspirit July 29, 2019 at 4:36 am

    *Other people*: Ew some people only shower twice a week! That’s so gross!

    *Me*: I’m about to end this whole man’s career

  • Reply Maya Grant August 3, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    What if you don't go to the toilet

  • Reply Roblox and YouTube for me August 6, 2019 at 2:38 pm

    My shower schedules
    0 a week means DONT BOTHER ME A BIT and I'm to lazy
    1 Sometimes it's the normal
    2 I am clean and not lazy

  • Reply Liza Arguel August 6, 2019 at 3:03 pm

    dear blocko # why your white and on your every body on your world is color expet you

  • Reply FAT cat August 7, 2019 at 2:51 am

    Apparently you get two cuts on your forehead

  • Reply thatone girlgaming August 8, 2019 at 7:00 am

    I wouldn't shower…

    I would bathe in my bath

  • Reply Sneaky Peacøck August 13, 2019 at 9:32 am

    1 SM3LL P3N1S

  • Reply moonx star August 14, 2019 at 2:31 am

    I take showers everyday.doesn’t everyone else do that??

    Blocko said that we should shower 1 or twice a week. I’m confused🧐🧐

    This was said at 2:23

  • Reply EggCr0issant August 14, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    I had this ad 2 days ago of a guy saying that he hasn’t showered for like 5 years, and he just said that he stank a lot and people stayed away from him a lot.

  • Reply Noble Six August 14, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    Is it to much to shower two times a day?

  • Reply englishtwister August 18, 2019 at 11:10 pm

    BUT why do you itch AFTER Showering?

  • Reply Secramie August 21, 2019 at 11:20 am

    Cool, I only have to shower once a week now!

  • Reply Sharna Afroja August 22, 2019 at 8:51 am


  • Reply Toasty The Cat August 22, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    I shower everyday…

  • Reply Fart Ass August 24, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    i would take a bath

  • Reply The Doodle freak ninja August 25, 2019 at 3:08 am

    Me: 'chuckles I'm in danger

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