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I have dry skin. Can I wash it if really dirty or sweaty?
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Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology
3 doctors agree
In brief: DRY SKIN
Yes. Do wash it with a gentle soap.
A soap with a moisturizer in it. Dove and tone are good soaps. Cetaphil and aveeno (oatmeal) soaps are gentle. (i have no financial in any of these!) after washing, use a moisturizing cream or lotion.

In brief: DRY SKIN
Yes. Do wash it with a gentle soap.
A soap with a moisturizer in it. Dove and tone are good soaps. Cetaphil and aveeno (oatmeal) soaps are gentle. (i have no financial in any of these!) after washing, use a moisturizing cream or lotion.
Dr. Jerome Litt
Dr. Jerome Litt
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
In brief: Yes
Avoid lengthy showers w hot water (warm is better).
Oil-based moisturizers hydrate skin. Moisturize skin often. Hydrate well – especially w water. Eat a nutritious diet. Use gentle soaps or cleansers that are unscented & hypoallergenic. Avoid deodorant soaps or other harsh soaps. Remember that you don’t have to wash entire body w soap every day. Use soap on areas that are dirty or where body

In brief: Yes
Avoid lengthy showers w hot water (warm is better).
Oil-based moisturizers hydrate skin. Moisturize skin often. Hydrate well – especially w water. Eat a nutritious diet. Use gentle soaps or cleansers that are unscented & hypoallergenic. Avoid deodorant soaps or other harsh soaps. Remember that you don’t have to wash entire body w soap every day. Use soap on areas that are dirty or where body
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
odor is created. Consider moisturizing masks.
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