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Why should I not use soap on my face?

It depends the type of soap you use on your face. Some soaps are harsh and strip away your skin's "acid mantle" -- the protective layer that inhibits the growth of bacteria and fungi. Be sure to wash your face with a pH-balanced soap or cleanser. Skip soaps with colors and fragrances. Dyes can leave a dull residue, and scents can trigger allergies. Tip: If the soap you're using doesn't sting your eyes, it likely won't bother your skin.

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