Showering is something most people take on a daily basis, but one woman claims she doesn’t take a bath regularly for a week – and she never felt better.
Aidan Jane, 23, both intrigued and disgusted people after posting on TikTok showing that she takes a shower every 10 days.
“I’m living proof that you don’t need to bathe often to look and feel good,” she said in a video that has been viewed 2.9 million times. New York Post reported.
Aidan, who describes herself as “the girl who doesn’t shower and shows her periods online,” said the only notable difference is that her hair would be frizzier if she washed it more often.
She also responded to people’s questions about the odor situation by saying that she doesn’t smell, despite naysayers urging her to shower more often.
“I would say it’s better for the environment if we shower less because water is a precious resource,” Jane said. in another clip.
TikTokker said her shower schedule doesn’t change during her period.
“Your period does not make you dirty. Periods are not dirty,” she said. saidreplying to a comment.
“It’s also important to note that the vagina is self-cleaning, so you don’t have to clean it – it cleans itself,” she said.
However, most commentators disagreed with her bathing schedule once every 10 days.
“It’s summer,” one confused user commented, while others simply said, “No.”
The lack of a regular shower was taken over by Hollywood last year, with celebrities like Jake Gyllenhaal, Matthew McConaughey and Cameron Diaz admitting they don’t shower every day.
Although Dr. Julie Russak, a privately held Manhattan-based dermatologist, previously told The Post it’s okay to leave a day or two between showers, she said not showering can actually harm the skin.
“You also have to still think about all the bacteria and [toxins] that accumulate on the skin,” Russac said.
“When the body sweats… it’s the natural way to get rid of toxins. However, you don’t want to leave it on your skin for too long, causing breakouts, folliculitis, and other skin infections.”
Russac also said that regular workouts should be followed by a quick rinse, although “only in areas with a higher concentration of sweat buildup.”
“When you smell, it’s time to take a shower,” she said, adding that the bacteria that cause body odor are found along with those that can cause infections.
This story originally appeared on New York Post and reproduced with permission.
Originally published as ‘Living proof’: 23-year-old woman showers every 10 days