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If you're someone who has been using regular soap to cleanse your face, you may be interested to know that you're probably doing your skin more harm than good. Those of you with oilier skin types may be able to handle this regimen, but if you have dry, normal or even combination skin, you will most likely end up skin that is tight and dry. Skin may eventually become itchy, inflamed or red.  

Why? Soaps, whether in bar or liquid form, often contain detergents, which are designed to break down oil. This includes the naturally protective oils that sit on top of your skin. . These oils are important in helping skin to retain moisture and is especially important if you suffer with dry skin. Though a soap may be marketed as being gentle, this can be misleading. A detergent based soap will strip your skin, with the same to be said of foaming bubble baths and most shampoos. In fact, if dry skin is an issue for you, it would be wise to exercise caution when shampooing, ensuring that the shampoo does not come into contact with your face or other dry body parts.  

Gentle facial cleansers are available. Look for ones that won't strip away your natural oils. If skin feels dry and tight after cleansing, then you should look for another one.  

Here are some to consider:

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