What Happens If You Don’t Shower for a Month?

By Grover Koelpin 100 comments

Every morning… …or every night. Before going out. Definitely after the big game. For most people, showering is routine. But for some, it’s religion. “When are you getting out?” “I’m not! I’ll see ya later, buddy!” But if lots of showering
makes you feel divine, your body might be
the real miracle worker. This is ‘What If,’ and here’s what would happen
if you didn’t shower for a month. The average human spends more
than a year of their life in the shower. And according to most dermatologists,
that’s way too much. But how else are you supposed to
keep looking and smelling your best? While it’s no secret that scrubbing
removes dirt, sweat, and harmful bacteria; it also strips away natural fats and
lipids that hydrate your skin. The more you shower,
the less time your body has to replenish this healthy layer
of moisturizing bacteria. So if you stop showering,
will your body just clean itself? Um… it would be healthier… for you… …but not for everyone else… Once you give up showering, you’ll start to see a difference
in as little as three days. Your skin will be noticeably drier,
and your hair greasier. One of the first signs of “progress” will be that your hair will stay
in place when combed back, no product needed! After going 5 days without showering, you should probably start warning
people before you enter a room. Then again, they’ll smell you coming. If you’re doing this challenge
without deodorant, then put the savings
towards a T-shirt budget. Sweat stains will be so bad that your shirts will be
“one wear and throw out” items. After 10 days, you can
throw your comb out too. Your hair will be so greasy and matted that you won’t be able to
run a brush through it; Your scalp will be so itchy that
any relief would be welcome, but at the same time,
any contact with your head will no doubt show how
bad your dandruff problem is. By day 20, it’s hard to believe you’re human. Friends and family no longer
acknowledge your existence, and you can barely stand your own smell,
let alone your appearance. Days and nights of scratching
your dry, itchy skin will be obvious from the
festering sores on your body. And if you thought you were past getting acne,
congratulations, you’re 13 again! You’re ready to give up,
but just wait a little longer. By the end of the month,
after rinsing only with water, the layer of healthy bacteria that your body
produces will be completely restored. The acne goes away on its own, and your skin will probably
start looking better than it ever did when
you were showering. But will it have been worth it? Probably not. You’ll still smell terrible. While sweat doesn’t actually emit any odor, it does produce fatty acids and proteins
that your skin bacteria feed on; and it’s their metabolic process
that gives off that nasty smell. So yeah, keep using soap, keep showering, but maybe dial back how often you do it. Why dedicate a year of you life
to standing in the shower, when you can free up some of that time
to watch more ‘What If?’


Soul Feeder

Sep 9, 2019, 7:43 am Reply

I havent showered for a month in winter and nobody believed me it was 25 days

Ak24 Official

Sep 9, 2019, 12:09 pm Reply

Damn it utube.. How do u always know these stuff…. I hvnt took a bath for 5day now cuz m sick. And this vid pops up

nevvy lobos

Sep 9, 2019, 1:06 pm Reply

He never said what would happen if you stopped taking a bath

Venkat Singham

Sep 9, 2019, 2:38 pm Reply

Happy Days movie clip was played in the video

Zarman Khan

Sep 9, 2019, 4:45 pm Reply

It's my 21
And I am cleaner and shiner than people around me…huh
Only the colour of my palm and feet has changed a bit.

francis mate

Sep 9, 2019, 4:53 pm Reply

after watching this i can remember the last time i showered

Dark Angel

Sep 9, 2019, 5:00 pm Reply

What if. I shower while watchung ur videos 🤔

gammer 2.0

Sep 9, 2019, 5:15 pm Reply

There is a telugu movie clip


Sep 9, 2019, 9:36 pm Reply

burnin n itchin burnin n itchin…


Sep 9, 2019, 11:00 pm Reply

2:49 Wait did you just say the acne goes away on its own !??🤩

eric eric goodwin

Sep 9, 2019, 12:58 am Reply

I'm off hot water


Sep 9, 2019, 2:42 am Reply

When you hit puberty you usually double the shower you do as a kid

『 hyunjinsthetic 』

Sep 9, 2019, 2:46 am Reply

here i am, having a problem with blackheads (even thi i wash my face)

JFS Skating

Sep 9, 2019, 3:25 am Reply

I haven’t to a shower for a month and nothing of that happen to me

Max K.

Sep 9, 2019, 3:34 am Reply

If I didn’t shower for a month then I’d just take a bath for a month instead lmao

Nicole Jojolo

Sep 9, 2019, 4:12 am Reply

2:52 is that really a black armpit that I'm seeing ?

Nikhil Jain

Sep 9, 2019, 8:09 am Reply

For years i bath once a week

Navi Gaming

Sep 9, 2019, 11:37 am Reply

When the zombie apocalypse strikes

Zoe Newman

Sep 9, 2019, 12:54 pm Reply

What if you keeled watching tv? Like what would happen to your eyes

Gaurav jalal

Sep 9, 2019, 1:16 pm Reply

I didn't bath the whole October month last year nothing such happened

Harley Ramadandy

Sep 9, 2019, 1:48 pm Reply

But i watch what if when i am showering

Griffin Bennett

Sep 9, 2019, 2:19 pm Reply

Who took a shower after this?

shubham shimpi

Sep 9, 2019, 2:58 pm Reply

I shower daily but didnt wash my hairs and it is still good

Wherearetheavocardos RIP 2017-2019

Sep 9, 2019, 3:42 pm Reply

Peaches who ?


Sep 9, 2019, 3:56 pm Reply

I smel like doodo now

Asu Space

Sep 9, 2019, 4:12 pm Reply

Only Whatif episode in which answer is known to me. 😬😅

jineesh abraham

Sep 9, 2019, 8:55 pm Reply

Who see happy days scene

brianna marie

Sep 9, 2019, 9:26 pm Reply

If I don’t shower everyday I feel so dirty

a dead meme.

Sep 9, 2019, 12:25 am Reply

emma watch this please 😔

OhioState Buckeyes

Sep 9, 2019, 3:11 am Reply

This is all false I’m not even joking I don’t shower much once every 2 weeks none of this happens


Sep 9, 2019, 3:45 am Reply

My friend didn't showered for 1 month but nothing happened like this..

Arnab Routh

Sep 9, 2019, 6:21 am Reply

My skin will get rot!!! 😅😆

Minnie G

Sep 9, 2019, 6:22 am Reply

I've done it before
Don't come for me


Sep 9, 2019, 7:02 am Reply

Am I the only one in the shower and came across this

Amair Khan HT

Sep 9, 2019, 2:15 pm Reply

I took shower after watching this video 🤣


Sep 9, 2019, 11:41 pm Reply

me going 3 months without washing my hair because I had faux locs in woooow lol nice

big luk

Oct 10, 2019, 12:12 am Reply

I wanna pop those blackheads in the thumbnail

Debabrata Karan

Oct 10, 2019, 9:32 am Reply

had u put a few nude scenes,the video would have been more sweeet😊😊

Asha Ramesh Kumar

Oct 10, 2019, 11:45 am Reply


Sofie Skogly

Oct 10, 2019, 12:09 pm Reply

Answer: you stink

najla amirah

Oct 10, 2019, 1:03 pm Reply

me:let's just have a shower later youtube:what happens if you don't a shower for a month?


Oct 10, 2019, 2:28 pm Reply


Brooke D

Oct 10, 2019, 8:54 pm Reply

Wow this is so extra


Oct 10, 2019, 10:40 pm Reply

I am watching what if while taking a shower

Sophie Harris

Oct 10, 2019, 12:19 am Reply

I shower every like month I don’t shower alot

Bluue Charky

Oct 10, 2019, 12:24 am Reply

I haven’t showered in 4 months

Pankaj Bhattarai

Oct 10, 2019, 2:28 am Reply

I usually bath once a month lol. It's no big issue

claire dose that

Oct 10, 2019, 3:56 am Reply

You'd Be dirty


Oct 10, 2019, 2:16 pm Reply

ugh my hair gets so greasy when I don’t shower every day :’)

Bryanna Rose

Oct 10, 2019, 2:46 am Reply

Peaches be burnin and itchin itchin and burnin

Money Blue

Oct 10, 2019, 2:56 am Reply

0:12 every night I shower

Juliana Basha

Oct 10, 2019, 3:15 am Reply

Emma Chamberlain has entered the chat

just blondel

Oct 10, 2019, 3:47 am Reply

Um… When I was in my deep depression it happened a few times that I didn't shower for a month. Hair doesn't get THAT greasy. None of it is that bad. But it's true that acne goes away

Iqbal Iqbal

Oct 10, 2019, 8:55 am Reply

I only take shower 3 times a week. Save Water.
Save Planet.
I don't see any difference without taking shower.


Oct 10, 2019, 9:21 am Reply

Why the hell is YouTube recommending me this video??😤

Voice of GOD – Karma Yoga

Oct 10, 2019, 2:03 pm Reply

I don't smell due to Vegetarian genetics…..but Bathing daily is religion ❤️

ID-AV music & fitness

Oct 10, 2019, 6:32 pm Reply

so you just taking videos from movies and clips…..?

Leah rose

Oct 10, 2019, 9:19 am Reply

Ok guys don't think I'm disgusting but I wash my hair over the tub 2x a week, but I only shower like 1x in 2 or 3 months and no I'm not smelling bad or sweating…My skin is just fine maybe I'm an alien but tf

Josiah Kyan Vicente

Oct 10, 2019, 10:36 am Reply

so the limit is a month?


Oct 10, 2019, 12:03 pm Reply

0:04 gives me a mini heart attack xD


Oct 10, 2019, 12:08 pm Reply

Poor us Pilipino's who do not have shower in our home xD


Oct 10, 2019, 8:21 pm Reply

what movie is 2:24????

Lil Avocadoo

Oct 10, 2019, 8:30 pm Reply

i once didn't shower for 13 days and honestly it really wasn't thay bad..?

Aspen ASMR

Oct 10, 2019, 2:05 am Reply

Lol. They made this video for Emma Chamberlain

Manam Venkata Sainath Reddy sainath reddy

Oct 10, 2019, 7:47 am Reply

What if we keep on showering

Zyriana Allen

Oct 10, 2019, 5:32 pm Reply


Ebony Peters

Oct 10, 2019, 8:19 pm Reply

bruh 80% of this is fake

Kira Fleming

Oct 10, 2019, 8:39 pm Reply

Uh oh StiNKy

Jaafar Shiha

Oct 10, 2019, 9:29 pm Reply

I don't know about that,
I HATE water, so I don't actually ever swim, I don't bath, I may shower once every few months!
And that's funny because I never smell and my hair is always the same and I feel good about it.

Reporter Super

Oct 10, 2019, 1:02 am Reply

i watching what if while shower,

Shawn Wavy

Oct 10, 2019, 1:44 am Reply

I get acne and I shower everyday 😒


Oct 10, 2019, 6:28 am Reply

My guy i never shower it's called deoderant. None of this is obviously not real, i had a checkup recently (yes this is due to depression my mom and dad recently got divorced) So when i had the checkup my hair, skin etc was perfectly fine and healthy this is just another dumb video for attention i can run anything through my hair without a problem. Does not matter if you shower or not you still use deoderant which pretty much hides the fact you didn't shower, nice cry for attention.

I do live in Denmark, very cold. In fact it's so cold that people don't really sweat that's another reason people don't shower as often. In the winter it's actually normal for people not to shower for a month, deo instead.

Asiatic Oasis

Oct 10, 2019, 6:33 pm Reply

You should clean your self 5 times a day

Caden Hornberger

Oct 10, 2019, 8:00 pm Reply

Bruh this is false I didn’t shower for three weeks once it smelled but nothing really else

_Kpop_Trash _

Oct 10, 2019, 8:15 pm Reply

Emma chamberlain : i do that

kaity nicole

Oct 10, 2019, 9:21 pm Reply

y’all smell sum???


Oct 10, 2019, 9:43 pm Reply

My little brother has only showered 2 times in 9 months and u can’t even tell


Oct 10, 2019, 11:15 pm Reply

Okay have done this a couple of times now and my hair has non of those side affects. Well it get's real greasy but that's about it. Sure it tangles easier but if you keep brushing every day you'll be fine xD Or am i just a special case?

YourFriendlyNeighborhood Spider-Monkey

Oct 10, 2019, 12:19 am Reply

My hair gets oily every 2 days

Admcc Plays

Oct 10, 2019, 2:32 am Reply

This is false

I would know


Oct 10, 2019, 8:26 pm Reply

Stankyy fishyyyyy

Anna Eccles

Oct 10, 2019, 9:01 pm Reply

I think the longest I’ve gone without showering would be a week

Ena 💖

Oct 10, 2019, 11:08 pm Reply

I literally wash my hair every 2 weeks🤷🏼‍♀️

Asyrah Greene

Oct 10, 2019, 11:08 am Reply

The hair thing isn’t correct I wash my hair once a week if that and it’s healthier than it ever was when I washed and showered every day

Ambrosia Williams

Oct 10, 2019, 3:08 pm Reply

The part where he said our hair would be so greasy that a brush wont be able to pass thru it 💀 i think that is a daily shit for black girl with tight coily hair sweetie whether we take a shower or not😂

Frida Kana

Oct 10, 2019, 8:55 pm Reply

Emma chamberlain enter the chat


Oct 10, 2019, 9:45 pm Reply

This is so unrealistic lmaoo

Gabriela Martinez

Oct 10, 2019, 10:28 pm Reply

*Emma chamberlain has entered the chat room *

Quincy Paul

Oct 10, 2019, 4:32 am Reply

I’m pretty sure I didn’t shower for a month when I was like 11

Adel Bo

Oct 10, 2019, 1:04 pm Reply

Emma Chamberlain better see that

a potahoe

Oct 10, 2019, 2:11 pm Reply

my recommendations after i watched the walking dead game :

Tom Cruise

Oct 10, 2019, 2:23 pm Reply

Trust me I haven't did for 74 days Last year…


Oct 10, 2019, 5:34 am Reply

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Oct 10, 2019, 5:34 am Reply

xbox gamers dislike this.


Oct 10, 2019, 5:40 pm Reply

i take a shower once in a week

Nxomi Sings

Oct 10, 2019, 8:23 pm Reply

Stanky Fishy


Oct 10, 2019, 9:20 pm Reply

This is all bullshit btw.. I hadn't showered for 2 months and had no smell complaints or issues whatsoever

Claudia Johnson

Oct 10, 2019, 12:54 am Reply

Peaches be likeeee

shikomzee frendo

Oct 10, 2019, 6:36 pm Reply

I didn't shower for 2 months and nothing happened like this😒😒


Oct 10, 2019, 4:57 am Reply

This is something which is possible

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