Skip your daily shower – why bathing 2 to 3 times a week is best

06:33 (GMT+2) Sat, 07 Oct 2017



How often do you bathe in a week? Well, if you’re U.K.-born fashion designer Vivienne Westwood you get in the shower once a week, a decision she attributes to helping her stay young – so is she onto something?

According to The Independentthe 76-year-old spoke to reporters after the Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood Spring/Summer 2018 show during Paris Fashion Week where they asked how the designer kept her youthful appearance, to which she revealed it all came down to her bathing habits.


“She only takes a bath every week,” her 51-year-old husband Kornthaler said. “That’s why she looks so radiant.”

And Kornthaler bathes even less – only once a month, he admitted.

Studies in the past have advised against showering too often, saying it can lead to skin issues like eczema. Others, like this study by the University of Utah, even found that washing too much can damage the human microbiome – the collection of essential bacteria and other microbes that live on your body.



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