A shock survey into skankiness has revealed that a colossal 89 per cent of UK women would like to clean up their act by improving their body hygiene – but blame morning and evening tiredness for their lack of showers or baths.

The research by skincare range Flint + Flint involved around 2000 women aged 18 to 50 who were asked about their hygiene habits. It found that only 21 per cent of females bother to take a daily bath or shower, and a scuzzy one in three say ‘sud it’ as they go three grime-coated days without washing or wiping their face or body.

The survey also found that almost two-thirds of women can’t be bothered to remove make-up before they go to bed, while one in eight confess that they don’t brush their teeth before hitting the sack. Nice. Wonder what their love lives are like?

Flint + Flint owner Maxine Flint said: “I understand the appeal of a lie-in but skipping a morning wash is both anti-social for the people around us and unhealthy. We are talking about routines that literally take minutes out of your day. It’s true that today’s life is fast but surely as a nation we haven’t become too busy to wash?”