Charlize Theron, Johnny Depp, Julia Roberts, Russell Crowe or Brad Pitt does not bathe every day, they say that the skin thanks him
A new fashion has arrived in Hollywood: don’t shower. Or at least not do it every day, and brag about it. More and more celebrities have joined this trend, which argues that doing it daily with soap and water is unnecessary. Fans of this movement are personalities such as Charlize Theron, Johnny Depp, Julia Roberts, Russell Crowe or Brad Pitt. And we do not say it, many have even told the media.
For example, Jake Gyllenhaal has explained that, for him, “the bathroom is less and less necessary”. Has the actor become a? Well, it seems that no, there is a whole argument behind it: “It is very useful for the maintenance of the skin, in addition, we wash ourselves naturally”, says the Californian. Of course, there are things like bad smells or “bad breath” that “lead nowhere”.
They share an opinion with him Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, who confessed that their hygiene did not include showers often and that they applied a similar tactic with their children. Although they have nuanced a little more. For him, showering completely is not necessary but he washes his armpits and crotch every day. In Kunis’ case, what he doesn’t do is lather himself.
a practice endorsed by dermatologists in case of having the skin too dry.
‘The rock’ comes out in step
Actress Kristan Bell has also been in favor of this trend. She has stressed that she only goes through the shower when the foul smell reaches her nostrils. He says that “it’s biology’s way of letting you know you need to wash yourself.”
The latest to join the debate has been Dwayne Johnson, ‘The Rock’. The actor spoke out forcefully in relation to the controversy. He made it very clear that his hygiene is far from that of a celebrity “who does not wash”. “I’m the opposite. I shower with cold water when I get out of bed to start the day. I shower with warm water after training and before going to work. And I shower with hot water when I get home from work: face wash, body wash, scrub and singing (detuned) in the shower,” johnson said.
What dermatologists say
Showering daily is a common practice in the modern world and in advanced societies. However, many dermatologists do not recommend it. Or rather, they do not recommend long baths or use soap throughout the body and at all hours. The reason? There are many gels that kill our dermal barrier, which are like the bricks of a house, and cause us to dry up more. These experts advise short showers, with warm water, over 32 degrees, and a product suitable for the PH of our skin, which is approximately 5.5, soft and, many times, without soaps.
Soap without soap? Yes, they do exist. They are called Syndets, from Synthetic Detergents. They contain surfactants or soft surfactants more respectful of our dermis and its function as a protective barrier. Some also carry natural lipids, which contribute to their improvement. But beware, these products should be used better with the hands than with sponges, according to experts: “The use of sponges or exfoliating brushes can irritate the skin and can favor skin infections, being niches for the proliferation of bacteria”