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How should I cleanse my skin if I have psoriasis?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

With any skin irritation or condition such as psoriasis, you should use extra caution when cleansing your skin. Talk with your doctor or dermatologist about which cleansing products will work best for your  skin condition and skin type. Because psoriasis generally includes patches of dry and scaly skin, you need to use cleansing products that will help remove some of the scales and help to moisturize, too.

Be careful to use gentle cleansing products so that you do not irritate your already-sensitive skin.

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