Bleach Baths

Dr. Aouthmany, MD, FAAD
Board Certified Dermatologist

Bleach Baths

Taking bleach baths two times per week is thought to reduce inflammation and the risk of developing staph and other bacterial infections by decreasing bacteria on the skin.

This bleach bath recipe has the same level of chlorine in your average swimming pool.

What is needed:
  • Regular household bleach (5.25% sodium hypochlorite) 
  1. Fill bath tub with lukewarm water 
  2. Add 1/2 cup bleach for a full standard-size bathtub of water (approx. 40 gallons); 1/4 cup for a half bathtub of water (approx. 20 gallons); 2 tablespoons for a baby bathtub (approx. 4 gallons)
  3. Get in and soak for 10 minutes
  4.  Rinse of completely with warm tap water 
  5. Proceed with pat dry with WHITE towel and moisturize

DO NOT use excessively hot or cold water DO NOT add any other products or ingredients to the bath DO NOT soak for longer than 15 minutes DO NOT submerge your head or face under the water
cLn products!  these includes a WASH and even moisturizer and shampoo