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Is soap bad for my skin?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner
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.

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