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Should I use body wash or bar soap to cleanse my body?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
If you have dry skin, you may prefer to use a non-soap cleanser to wash your skin instead of a bar soap. Deodorant bars, antibacterial soaps and perfumed soaps may make dry skin worse by causing skin irritation. Many body washes, on the other hand, contain moisturizers that help keep skin hydrated and may reduce the chance of irritation, dryness, scaling, or flakiness.

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