Mila Kunis revealed that her childhood affecting her bathing habits and is now passing on the same to her children.
If there's no dirt, then why bother?
That's the approach that Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher have when it comes to bathing.
The famous couple admitted that they end up saving a fair bit of money on soap because they don't see the point in taking a shower every day. Kunis and Kutcher also rarely reach out for the soap in their bathroom because it strips the body of its natural oils.
During an appearance on the podcast, Armchair Expert, the famous couple divulged their personal hygiene habits. And hosts, Dax Shepard and Monica Padman, also gave their two cents on daily baths, according to HuffPost.
Shepard admitted that he had been trying to get his co-host to stop washing her entire body with soap every day. As long as you clean certain areas like "soles and holes," Shepard said the body would be fine without soap every day and that this would help retain the body's natural oils.
Agreeing with Shepard, Kunis revealed that she also sticks to cleaning the must-clean areas and does not wash her "body with soap every day."
Kutcher chimed in and said, "I wash my armpits and crotch daily and nothing else ever."
As Kunis explained how her bathing habits were affected by her childhood, the actress said she did not have "hot water growing up as a child, so I didn’t shower very much anyway."
Now that she has two children of her own, she is passing on the same habit to her daughter, Wyatt, 6, and her son, Dimitri, 4.
"I wasn’t that parent that bathed my newborns, ever," Kunis added.
"If you can see the dirt on them, clean them," added her husband. "Otherwise, there’s no point."
Kunis and Kutcher have often spoken about raising their two children and revealed that they are comfortable being "idiots" around their kids.
"I think we're silly at home," Kunis said while speaking on the podcast, Teach Me Something New, according to E!
"We're very goofy parents when it comes to our children, but that don't have skill," the That ‘70s Show actress said. "I think that's just being idiots. I think we're very comfortable with ourselves acting a fool at home, but maybe that comes from the idea of being comfortable in your own body, and in your own skin, and in your mind and not having a fear of making a fool of yourself."
On the same podcast that aired in 2020, Kutcher also spoke about how he tells stories to his daughter but it's becoming more and more challenging.
"Every night our daughter demands that. I tell a story from real life," Kutcher shared.
"He's really good at it," Kunis added. "[Our daughter] now knows everything about us. I mean literally, she's like ‘Tell me a story from your life?' and you're like, all right, let me think about a story... But then after a while you run out of stories. So he has to go and start creating stories from real life. Because you literally run out of stories."
Grateful for her family of four, Kunis told NET-A-PORTER’s The EDIT in 2017, according to Us Weekly, "I have tiny little humans. Ashton and I wanted kids so bad; we were so ready to be parents. We were able to have this little family the way we wanted, and I’m so grateful for it."
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