Monday, May 15, 2017

No Bath Need Every Day

Bath was not always associated with cleanliness. Some people decide to bathe as an aesthetic form.

"People think they bathe for cleanliness or become cleaner, but bacteriologically, that's not the problem," said infectious disease scientist and associate dean for research at Columbia University School of Nursing. Elaine Larson, quoted from Time, Monday (15/5).

Larson's research has shown that antibacterial soaps and cleaning products that people use in their homes are no better than ordinary soap used to reduce the risk of infectious diseases. And when it comes to bathing, all that rubs and peels the skin in fact does not mean much.

Instead of taking a bath, Larson states that if hand washing regularly is better able to avoid illness. Even too much bathing can increase the risk with some health problems.

Dry and cracked skin opens a gap for infectious germs to escape into the body. Means often bathing, especially for old age will make the skin semkin dry and less hydrated.

"I think most people have too much bathing," says the assistant professor of dermatology at George Washington University, Dr. C. Brandon Mitchell.

Mitchell says bathing can disarm the skin from natural oils, and may also disrupt skin populations from immune system support bacteria. That's especially true for antibacterial cleansers.

The two researchers agreed to bathe regularly every day is not necessary. A person just needs to regularly wash his hands and wash the clothes worn.

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