Coming from a family that did not have hot water while growing up, Mila Kunis didn't shower much, and this is what she followed with her children as well.
Personal hygiene is a matter of choice, no two people have the same routine. Having said that, the one thing that most people agree on is taking a shower at least once a day. Well, apparently not. On July 17, when Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis appeared on an episode of Dax Shepard's Armchair Expert podcast, the conversation turned to bath routines, when Shepard and co-host Monica Padman started discussing how often they shower, according to PEOPLE.
Shepard told Padman that she "should not be getting rid of the natural oil on your skin with a bar of soap every day" and just wash with water instead. Immediately, Kunis, 37, and Kutcher, 43, agreed with him.
"I can't believe I am in the minority here of washing my whole body in the shower," said Padman, before proceeding to ask Kunis what made her get into the habit of not using soap often.
"I didn't have hot water growing up as a child, so I didn't shower much anyway," the actress replied. Old habits die hard, and the mom said that she did the same with her children, Wyatt, 6, and Dimitri, 4.
"But when I had children, I also didn't wash them every day," the Friends With Benefits actor continued. "I wasn't that parent that bathed my newborns — ever." Kutcher added, "Now, here's the thing: If you can see the dirt on them, clean them. Otherwise, there's no point."
Per US Weekly, Kunis doesn't use soap on her body every day, but she does wash her face twice a day, along with her "slits and tits."
“I wash my armpits and my crotch daily, and nothing else ever,” Kutcher explained. “I got a bar of Lever 2000 that delivers every time. Nothing else. I do have a tendency to throw some water on my face after a workout to get all the salts out.”
Shepard then noted that he and his wife, Kristen Bell, used to bathe daughters Lincoln and Delta every day as "part of a nighttime routine," but when the kids got older, they stopped.
"That's how we feel about our children," Kunis said.
Even though it does sound a bit unhygienic to the rest of us, it seems like there's some kind of science behind this, because the Mayo Clinic says that bathing babies too much with soap "can dry out his or her skin."
Meanwhile, the American Academy of Dermatology Association says, on their website, that kids ages 6 to 11 "may not need a daily bath," but should at least wash up once or twice a week.
Guess they know what they're doing, eh? But do you prefer showering every day or once in a few days?
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