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If my skin cleanser leaves my face feeling tight, what should I do?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Tight skin may give you the sense that your skin is clean, however, that tightness is related to the removal of essential oils and residue from surfactants in the soap. Try using a mild, non-drying cleanser which will remove dirt, makeup, excess oil, and bacteria without stripping off other things that your skin needs.

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