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Skin Cleansing

Does skin absorb water during bathing?

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  • AMehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answered

    The outermost layers of skin do tend to absorb water during bathing. However, water also quickly evaporates from the skin after bathing, if it is not sealed in. Using a cleanser that contains lipids, emollients or fatty acids can help prevent this evaporation of moisture.

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