Is soap harmful to sensitive skin?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Soap can strip essential oils from your skin and leave it feeling tight and dry. Try cleansing with a mild, non-soap beauty bar or moisturizing body wash specially labeled for sensitive skin. These cleansers usually don't have the harsh ingredients found in conventional soaps.

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