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A 31-year-old member asked:

how come when after i shower i flake for several days?

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Dr. Cyma Khalily
Psychiatry 35 years experience
WATER OR SOAP?: Could be several issues like your water in your town is hard meaning filled with minerals causing dryness or your soap is too harsh. Use a milder soap like ivory or aveeno (oatmeal) and consider getting a water softening system. Many soaps that are antibacterials may cause dryness and should be limited in their use just washing the hands.

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