Tiktoker says he only bathes his children twice a week

Tiktoker says he only bathes his children twice a week

02/16/2024 1:07 p.m., updated 02/16/2024 1:07 p.m

American Tiktoker Sharon Johnson divided opinions on social media when she revealed that her six children only take a bath twice a week. The video, in which she talks about her family's everyday life, has already been viewed more than nine million times in three weeks.

Sharon explains that only bathing the children on Sundays and Wednesdays makes life easier. “If they need to wash first, that’s fine. But twice a week is enough,” he says.

The problem is complex: Some experts believe that daily bathing can lead to “overcleansing,” removing bacteria from the skin and weakening the immune system. Others, however, say that regular hygiene is necessary to avoid, for example, mycoses, infectious diseases caused by bacteria and greasiness.

The American Dermatology Association recommends that children ages 6 to 11 should bathe daily, but this isn't always necessary the recommendation is to wash with soap and water at least once or twice a week.

The Brazilian Society of Dermatology (SBD) warns that daily bathing is a habit that should be practiced and encouraged in different age groups, as poor hygiene can be harmful to health.

Can you take more than one bath a day?


According to biomedical scientist Roberto Figueiredo, better known as Dr. Bactéria, you can take as many baths as you like per day, but only one of them can be with soap. “Reapplying soap multiple times destroys skin protection, creates an imbalance in bacteria and increases the risk of developing a skin disease,” he says.

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