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Is soap bad for my skin?

Soap is effective at cleansing skin and preventing infection. However, some regular soaps can be so harsh that they irritate the skin. Try using a gentle, moisturizing beauty bar or body wash to help keep skin healthy.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Soap is not bad for your skin, but it can remove skin oils that provide natural protection and may result in dry skin. Watch the animation to learn more about dry skin.


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