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An_247940 posted:
I recall hearing that antibacterial soap stripped our skin of natural oils helpful in screening the skin from the sun; am I mistaken or has that been disproved?

I started to use the craft soap and had a good check-up for the first time in a long time.

Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hello there -

Great question! Unfortunately, I am having a difficult time finding specific info to answer this.

I can find info that discusses soaps striping oil from the skin. Will continue to look and reach out to a few of our experts.

So glad to hear you had a good check-up!


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