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What is the right way to care for sensitive skin?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Because of the potential for sensitive skin to react to certain kinds of ingredients, it is important to carefully select your daily skin care regimen. When cleansing sensitive skin, you should avoid things that can be irritating. This means using warm water and a mild synthetic detergent cleanser, such as a beauty bar or nourishing body wash formulated for sensitive skin, that is applied only briefly to the skin and rinsed immediately. Toners, astringents, and chemical or mechanical exfoliants should be avoided. Daily sunscreen containing zinc oxide or titanium dioxide should also be used.

 

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