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Why can certain cleansers cause itchiness?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Your skin has a natural layer of lipids, or fatty substances, that help to keep in moisture. Certain cleansers can be harsh on the skin, washing away these natural oils and leaving your skin dry and itchy.

 

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