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What kind of cleaning products are best for sensitive skin?

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Most dermatologists agree that you shouldn't use “deodorant” and very scented soaps on your face. Soap-free cleansers (mild cleansing bars, sensitive-skin bars, and most liquid facial cleansers) are less likely to irritate your face than soaps. Cleansing creams and disposable facial washcloths are good, too.

“Skin-friendly” products have:

Avoid products with:

  • Only a few ingredients
  • Little or no fragrance
  • Antibacterial or deodorant ingredients
  • Alcohol
  • Retinoids or alpha-hydroxy acids

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "Sensitive skin;" "Stress and skin;" and "Men's skin care."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Skin Rashes and Other Changes."

 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on June 01, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "Sensitive skin;" "Stress and skin;" and "Men's skin care."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Skin Rashes and Other Changes."

 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on June 01, 2018

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