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  • Published: 6 August 2020
  • ISBN: 9781473562141
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

Clean

The New Science of Skin and the Beauty of Doing Less




A witty scientific investigation that reveals how excessive soap and washing harm our health

Introducing the new science of skin and a more natural approach to being clean: Our skin plays an essential role in our health. But our understanding of what skin is and how it works is changing. Much of what we think of as cleanliness and skincare might actually be harming it. In Clean specialist in preventive medicine Dr James Hamblin draws on the latest science to offer an exciting new perspective: on our bodies, our health and our relationship with the natural world.

  • Published: 6 August 2020
  • ISBN: 9781473562141
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

About the author

James Hamblin

James Hamblin is a doctor and holds a masters in Preventive Medicine from Yale University. He is a staff writer at The Atlantic, a lecturer at the Yale School of Public Health and a specialist in preventive medicine. He is the author of If Our Bodies Could Talk and hosted a video series of the same name. His Twitter account is @jameshamblin. He only uses soap on his hands.

Praise for Clean

James Hamblin's characteristic mix of clarity and levity shine through every single page. You'll never think about your largest organ the same way again

DAVID EPSTEIN, author of Range and The Sports Gene

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