Skipped Showers Raise A Stink- Coleen Talks Clean

posted 2010 Nov by Pharmworks Raise


She contends that only a soapy washcloth "under her arms, between her legs and under her feet" is needed to get "really clean." On the go, she wipes away underarm odor with a sliced lemon.

Defying a culture of "clean" in existence at least since the 1940s, a contingent of renegades deliberately forgoes daily bathing and other standards of personal hygiene - such as shampoo and deodorant.

The converted have many reasons to cleanse less and smell more like themselves.

"We don't need to wash the way we did when we were farmers," said Katherine Ashenburg, 65-year-old author of The Dirt on Clean: An Unsanitized History.

Since the advent of cars and labor-saving machines, she continued, "We have never needed to wash less, and we have never done it more."

Retention of the skin's natural oils and water conservation are two reasons that Palmer and others cite for skipping a daily shower.

Some have concluded that deodorant is unnecessary after forgetting it once with no social repercussions. Others are concerned about antiperspirants containing aluminum, although both the National Cancer Institute and the Alzheimer's Association don't share the concern.

Some people have long complained that showering too much makes their skin drier or more prone to skin flare-ups, and Dr. Richard Gallo, chief of the dermatology division at the University of California, San Diego, said scientists are just beginning to understand why.

"It's not just removing the lipids and oils on your skin that's drying it out," he said. It could be "removing some of the good bacteria that help maintain a healthy balance of skin."

But Elaine Larson, a professor at the Columbia University School of Nursing in New York with a doctorate in epidemiology, cautioned that subway riders and others who come into contact with many strangers should consider soaping up.

"If it's cold and flu season," she said, "you want to get rid of the stuff that isn't a part of your own normal germs."

Whatever the motivation, personal cleanliness in the United States has long been big business. Advertisements address (and probably generate) anxiety about body odor.

They seem to work: Adults younger than 24 use deodorant and antiperspirant more than nine times a week, but, even for older age groups, usage never falls below an average of once a day, according to Mintel, a market-research company.

Why does sweat stain your clothing?

posted 2010 Nov by Pharmworks Raise


There are two types of sweat glands: eccrine and apocrine. Eccrine sweat glands are found all over the body and are particularly abundant on the palms of our hands, the soles of our feet and on our forehead. They mostly secrete water with high concentrations of salts. Apocrine glands are mainly concentrated in our armpits and around our genitals, and rather than just secreting water and salt, they also secrete lots of fat and protein. This makes the sweat thicker, more yellow, and produces the stains we find on our nice white shirts. Our armpits are a seething mass of bacteria and those bacteria are growing on the sweat we produce. The bacteria break down the fats and proteins to make rather niffy compounds, which is why your armpits can smell especially bad even though you've been sweating all over.


posted 2010 Nov by Pharmworks PitStop

"If soap is good, then more soap must be better. If we really want things to be clean and stay clean...more soap just isn't the answer."
Using more soap usually ends up causing more problems than it fixes. There's a tendency to overuse a good thing, but in reality, when it comes to really can have too much of a good thing.

Using too much soap makes it harder to fully rinse away soap residue. And one of the reasons soap/detergent is so great for cleaning, is that it attracts dirt. This is great if all the dirt is rinsed away from the surface we were trying to clean. But if all the soap isn't gone...then the surface will continue to attract more dirt.



posted 2010 Oct by Pharmworks PitStop

Lipstick stains: Rub petroleum jelly on the stain and wash as normal  

Prevent bright coloured garments from fading: Soak in salty water before their first wash

Prevent delicate fabrics from becoming shiny when ironing: By ironing through a cotton pillow cover

AND ALWAYS REMEMBER TO remove Red wine stains from tablecloths by moistening and applying salt to stained area. Let stand a few minutes then wash as normal.

To Clean an Iron: Remove stickiness from the base of the iron by applying rubbing alcohol to a cloth, then wipe over the base of the iron.



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posted 2010 Aug by Shopify

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