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Can soaps cause my skin to itch?

Soaps can cause your skin to itch. Using a very strong soap can cause your skin to react to the foreign material.

In addition, if you do not wash all of the soap off of your body after a bath or shower, the remnants can cake on your skin and cause irritation. Soaps can also dry out your skin, so be sure to use a moisturizer after washing. Laundry detergent, as well, can cause your skin to break out through contact with your clothes. Use a mild detergent or set your clothes on an extra rinse cycle.

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