Anjali Mahto comments in The Independent on female washing habits survey

Posted by Cedars Dermatology, 1st March 2015

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http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/women-you-might-not-shower-every-day-but-you-must-keep-up-the-skincare-regimes-10077565.html

“There isn’t any hard evidence regarding how frequently we need to wash,” said consultant dermatologist Dr Anjali Mahto, a British Skin Foundation spokeswoman. “Cleansing the skin, however, is important for… skin health and preventing disease. Soaps and body washes remove dirt from the environment, microbes and sebum [oils] from the surface of the skin.” Mind you, Queen Elizabeth I was said to bathe once a month “whether she needed it or not”, and if her face had ever fallen off you can bet we’d have a Booker-winning trilogy and a BBC adaptation about it quicker than you can say “skin-protecting polysaccharides and lipids”.

 

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