When it comes to personal hygiene, most of us have a tendency to over (rather than under) compensate, but is it possible to be too clean?
Well, believe it or not, the answer is YES. While the old saying: "Cleanliness is next to godliness" may have applied centuries ago, we now know that over-washing/showering can actually have a detrimental effect on our skin.
In fact by over scrubbing, or bathing too often we are literally removing our skin’s natural protective layer (the acid mantle), in much the same way that we’ve compromised our planet’s global protective layer ... the ozone layer.
So, what exactly is the "acid mantle"?