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The New Science of Skin and the Beauty of Doing Less

James Hamblin



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Bodley Head
01 September 2020
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.
By:   James Hamblin
Imprint:   Bodley Head
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm, 
ISBN:   9781847926722
ISBN 10:   184792672X
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   01 September 2020
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

Reviews for Clean: The New Science of Skin and the Beauty of Doing Less

James Hamblin's strange, good-humoured and persuasive book sets out to dispel the comfortable notion that our skin is a smooth protective barrier between us and the outside world... Clean made me chuckle and then left me thoughtful, which isn't bad for a book about soap -- Susannah Goldsbrough * Daily Telegraph * 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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