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What things should I avoid if I have dry, itchy skin?

If your skin is itchy and dry, one of the most important things to avoid is soap, says dermatologist Dr. Rosemarie Ingleton. To find out what she recommends instead, watch this video.

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

One major thing to avoid if you have dry and itchy skin is harsh soap products, which can lead to further dryness and irritation. Hot water will also dry out the skin, so take shorter showers using warm water.

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