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A 26-year-old male asked:

is betadine skin cleanser (povidone iodine 7.5%) safe as a facial wash?

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Dr. Michael Bryan
Dermatology 32 years experience
Not a good idea...: Betadine is a skin disinfectant used prior to surgery. It is likely too harsh to use everyday and some people even become allergic to it. I would not recommend you use it as a routine facial wash.

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