• Question: Is it true that when a person takes a bath with hot water every day even if it is hot,does he or she get old earlier or does it have any effect to the human body

    Asked by Janel to Cheryl, Christina, Ivy on 27 Jan 2017.
    • Photo: Cheryl Andisi

      Cheryl Andisi answered on 27 Jan 2017:

      Hi Janel,
      I am sure I have heard so too but i do not know of any scientific evidence to support it.
      I suppose getting old in this scenario means wrinkling of the skin?
      Your skin cells get replaced every 2-3 weeks. As you get older, the rate at which these replacement takes place might decrease which might result in older looking skin in old people. Wrinkling on the other hand I think is a factor of the muscles under your skin getting wasted. I suspect that this too might have a link with how fast cells are replaced in old age.
      Hot water might cause scalding…aging? I do not know