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Do I really need a cleanser to wash my skin, or can water do the trick?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
While scrubbing with a wet washcloth may appear to clean the skin, there are oils and impurities that do not dissolve in water. Cleansers are designed to break down those oils into elements that can be easily removed by water.

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