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Washing (Overview)

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 severity of the reaction.


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My face has been extremely dry, should I stop washing it twice a day?

My face has been extremely dry, should I stop washing it twice a day?

Yes: Wash once a day at bedtime if your skin is getting dry. Be sure to rinse with cold water, as hot water dries the skin more, and apply moisturizer. ...Read more

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Washing (Overview)

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 severity of the reaction.


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Is it better to wash my body after work, than washing it in the morning and then again washing it after work?

Is it better to wash my body after work, than washing it in the morning and then again washing it after work?

Too mu ch washing: Is as bad as too little. Once a day is enough unless your job is a dirty one and that would be wash time. ...Read more

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Why is washing your face beneficial to health?

Why is washing your face beneficial to health?

Healthy skin: Healthy skin is beautiful skin. Washing your face is an important part of a good skin care regimen. You should use a gentle cleanser which is matched to your skin type. Make sure you use a sunblock as well. Your facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist can recommend the best product for you. I recommend skinmedica products in my practice as the most effective product line on the market. ...Read more

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Is it alright mosturising even without washing the skin?

Is it alright mosturising even without washing the skin?

Yes: If you experience chronic dry skin, you need to moisturize more than you bathe. Twice a day moisturizing is good. ...Read more

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My face gets dull within 2 hours of washing my face..why? But it looks brighter the moment i washed my face.often washing may cause issue ??

My face gets dull within 2 hours of washing my face..why? But it looks brighter the moment i washed my face.often washing may cause issue ??

Hydrate your skin: When you wash face you get rid of natural oil along with dirt . your skin looks and feel good. Too much washing will make your skin dry. After washing your face use a good cream with spf 30 , drink plenty of fluids that will keep you skin hydrated. ...Read more

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Is it better washing your body once or twice a day? With mosturisation after.

Washing daily: Common sense wins the day! wash daily with a non- soap cleanser so you don't rip off the good oils your skin naturally makes. Use a moisturizer you like, that smells good, to seal in the water on your skin. If you get dirty or work out, do it again! ...Read more

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Is there a point to washing your body twice a day?

Cleanliness is...: ...Closer to godliness? It really depends--if you have a rough/sweaty/dirty job, then it may be necessary. If does not interfere with your social life, or alter your skin (dry it out / make it greasy, etc.), then should be ok. ...Read more

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Is it necessary washing your body twice a day? I live in a hot country. But i also mosturise.

May be too much: You may subject your skin to too much drying with that much washing. You can lose the natural oils that your skin produces. If you start feeling itchy definitely cut back. ...Read more

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Is it okay washing my body twice a day? I even mosturise after both, but just wanted to know if it is alright?

Is it okay washing my body twice a day? I even mosturise after both, but just wanted to know if it is alright?

Dry skin: Excessive washing depletes the skin's natural oils and can make it dry. Moisturizing after each bath is good, if you have to shower twice a day. If that is the case, use tepid water, not too hot and don't linger in the shower. ...Read more

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