Since it's nearly impossible to get rid of the dirty, filthy germs that literally coat everything around us, it is important to wash your hands every five minutes.
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Quote:Since it's nearly impossible to get rid of the dirty, filthy germs that literally coat everything around us, it is important to wash your hands every five minutes.
and in between washing keep your hands in a container of alcohol !
Kenet's book is full of legend-exploding factoids. And talking to him only reveals more. Ivory Soap touts itself as being 99.4 percent pure. Kenet says it's 99.4 percent bad for your skin. Most soaps that people use are much too harsh, and he says that Americans in general overwash. "Hot water and too much suds leads to dry skin that looks flaky and itchy," he explains. "People come to me when it gets cold, and we lower the humidity in our homes. They have itchy skin and wonder what disease they have caught."
In his book, Kenet tells of a woman who appeared in his practice with those symptoms but refused to believe it was simply a matter of overwashing. "It's cold in the morning, we turn on the hot water. We get out, we don't moisturize. We have rinsed all our oil down the drain and not replenished it," he says. "All the water from your shower is evaporated and dried off in an hour. Then you itch again, maybe to the point that you shower again at night. That lather-rinse-repeat mentality is a vicious cycle."
Kenet goes so far as to recommend that we take a weekly shower break, giving up our love of cleanliness for a day. Just washing your face, feet, groin and armpits is enough, he says. And when you do shower, there is rarely a reason to soap up your stomach, arms and legs.
excuse me, I have to go wash my groin.
Studies show that antibacterial soaps aren't more effective at preventing illness or removing germs than good old-fashioned soap and water.