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Marina Fogle Reveals Her Family Has Given Up Soap

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Marina Fogle has revealed that her family has “never felt or smelled better” after she “gave up soap,” as she becomes the latest celebrity to confess to having lax laundry habits.

Marina, who has two children Ludovic, 11, and Iona, 10, with husband and adventurer, Ben Fogle, went on to admit how she was “horrified” when she discovered her son didn’t shampoo his hair twice. had washed years.

“But as the adoring mother who is well aware that my days of kissing his blond head are numbered, I take every opportunity to do so and never suspected that he was boycotting shampoo,” she explained, in conversation with The Telegraph.

She went on to say how Ludovic justified his actions by stating that family dog ​​Storm doesn’t wash her hair and “smells fine.”

It comes after Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher and Jake Gyllenhaal have all spoken publicly about their unusual laundry habits.

Marina Fogle is the latest celeb to ditch the soap, as she joins the likes of Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher and Jake Gyllenhaal by confessing to having lax laundry habits. Pictured, Marina with her adventurous husband after Flora Ogilvy’s wedding at St James’s Church in Piccadilly, central London on September 10, 2021

Ben, left with his wife Marina, who founded the Parent Hood podcast, where she discusses parenthood, and son Ludo, 11, and daughter Iona, ten, on a family vacation in 2019

Ben, left with his wife Marina, who founded the Parent Hood podcast, where she discusses parenthood, and son Ludo, 11, and daughter Iona, ten, on a family vacation in 2019

While she admits she’s not an “anti-soap” and visitors will see hand washing in the kitchen – especially during Covid-19 – she says the family “just doesn’t seem to need it.”

Marina went on to say that after struggling to control the eczema she developed at age 28, she has sensitive skin.

And after being “reluctant” to use steroid cream for obvious readers, she says she’s always looking for habits that make her skin condition “less angry.”

She added: “Soap is one thing that doesn’t help, so I’ll shower in the morning, but I’ll use water to wash, no soap.”

Marina went on to explain how dermatologists believe our skin barrier is perfectly balanced – adding that applying soap would break down this barrier, resulting in skin conditions that require further products to dissolve.

Marina describes how the skincare industry is ‘built largely on the insecurity we need to improve the way we look and smell’, Marina continued: ‘I would not like to smell in a way polite society deemed unacceptable.

Marina's confession comes after Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis first started public conversation about celebrity hygiene during a podcast appearance in July.  Pictured attending the arrival of the 6th Annual Breakthrough Awards in America on December 3, 2017

Marina’s confession comes after Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis first started public conversation about celebrity hygiene during a podcast appearance in July. Pictured attending the arrival of the 6th Annual Breakthrough Awards in America on December 3, 2017

Jake Gyllenhaal previously told Vanity Fair that he sometimes finds bathing

Jake Gyllenhaal previously told Vanity Fair that he sometimes finds bathing “less necessary.” Pictured, attending the Film Independent Special Screening of “The Guilty” at Harmony Gold on September 18, 2021 in Los Angeles

‘The reality is that I don’t, and since my personal hygiene works fine without soap, I like to do without it. Or regular deodorant, for that matter.’

Marina added that after her husband advised Ben to use a natural salt spray a few years ago, she’s stuck with it.

Not only has the lack of soap and deodorant helped her eczema, according to Marina, it has also reduced their household’s water consumption, while the wastewater the family produces also contains less polluting soap and no microplastics.

However, she admits she was “shocked” to find that her 11-year-old son hadn’t shampooed his hair in two years – adding how he justified it by explaining how the family dog ​​doesn’t wash her hair and still smells it tasty.

She added: “Maybe some of us don’t need soap, while others do. Maybe at some point in our lives we don’t need to wash as often as we do at other times.’

Marina’s confession comes after Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis first started the public conversation about celebrity hygiene during a podcast appearance in July, where Ashton told chair expert host Dax Shephard, “I wash my armpits and crosses daily and nothing else.” ever.’

Mila said she washes her “slits and tits” and also revealed that she didn’t bathe her kids Wyatt, six, and Dimitri, four, “every day” when they were babies.

The reveal led to a slew of other stars coming out to reveal their laundry habits, with Jake Gyllenhaal telling Vanity Fair, “More and more, I find baths less necessary sometimes.”

He noted, “I also think there’s a whole world of no bathing that’s also very helpful for skin maintenance, and we naturally cleanse ourselves.”

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