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Which alcohols can damage my skin?

Ethyl alcohol, also known as rubbing alcohol, is a compound with strong antibacterial properties; however, it may cause excessive dryness and irritate the skin. Other potentially skin-damaging alcohols include benzyl alcohol, ethanol, isopropyl alcohol, methanol, and SD alcohol.

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