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Doctor insights on: Does Washing Your Face With A Mild Soap Everyday Damage Your Epidermis Or Dermis

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Does washing your face with a mild soap everyday damage your epidermis or dermis?

Does washing your face with a mild soap everyday damage your epidermis or dermis?

Soap: Ideally then, facial skin should not come in contact with soap or hot water so that the natural pH level of the skin, which is slightly acidic at 4 to 4.5, is not disturbed. Leaving the acidity of the skin intact protects it not only from dryness, but also from blemishes and irritations that might come from invading bacteria. The skin has its own protective shield, regular soap can cause damage. ...Read more

Epidermis (Definition)

The outermost and nonvascular layer of the skin, derived from the embryonic ectoderm, varying in thickness from 0.07–1.4 mm. It comprises, from within outward, five layers: (1) basal layer (stratum basale), ; (2) prickle cell or spinous layer (stratum spinosum), (3) granular layer (stratum granulosum), (4) clear layer (stratum lucidum), and (5) ...Read more


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Will acne soap face washing help?

Will acne soap face washing help?

Acne Treatment: Acne face soap is the least effective way to control acne. ...Read more

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Does hair grow from the dermis or the epidermis?

Does hair grow from the dermis or the epidermis?

Hair Growth: "The hair follicle is a tunnel-like segment of the epidermis that extends down into the dermis." http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/hair-loss/science-hair ...Read more

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How deep into the layers of epidermis/ dermis do tumors go?

Depend on the stage: It can go through all the layers . Stage iii skin cancer not only will go through all layers but also to adjacent cartilage, muscle and bone. ...Read more

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Is the epidermis and the dermis the same?

No: Epidermis is the outermost layer of skin and dermis is just below it. ...Read more

Dermis (Definition)

Dermis is the technical term for the outside skin of the body. It is used in a combined form for a number of skin related conditions such as dermatitis as well as the name of the skin ...Read more


Washing (Definition)

As soon as possible after being exposed to poison oak or poison ivy, washing the skin and clothes well can help reduce exposure to the offending oil and the ...Read more