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What ingredients do I need to avoid for my dry skin?

Dr. Ellen Marmur, MD
Dermatology

If you have a dry skin, avoid the following ingredients in your skin care product:

  • Isopropyl alcohol
  • Sodium chloride

Surfactants such as:

  • Sodium lauryl sulfate
  • Sodium laureth sulfate
  • Ammonium lauryl sulfate
  • Soaps such as sodium tallowate or cocoate
  • Salicylic acid
  • Willow bark (the natural version of salicylic acid)
  • AHA acids
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