Soap dodger: meet the doctor who says we have been showering wrong
Besides wearing a mask and physical distancing, diligent hand washing is being recommended and in some establishments mandated in a well-intentioned three-pronged effort to curb the spread of germs and slow the current pandemic.
What has ensued by the incessant scouring of ubiquitous antibacterial chemicals on our hands is overly sanitized dried out and damaged tissue. Furthermore to the visibly broken barrier, overexposure to such ablutions may compromise the naturally occurring arsenal of healthy microbes that serve a protective role for our body’s largest organ.
Hygiene is undoubtedly crucial in these exceptional times and science is now showing the critical function our microbiome plays in the maintenance of health. The clay used in Wosh does more than clean, but brilliantly complements our existing microbiome with healing properties of its own.
Nature has provided exactly what our skin needs to remain strong and resistant to pathogens. Now is not the time to let our natural defence slip down the drain.