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Will putting water on my face help moisturize my skin?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

No, adding water alone to skin will not help to moisturize it. Water should be applied to the skin with humectants, in order for it to be absorbed.

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