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Substances That May Irritate Your Skin


Substances That May Irritate Your Skin

Avoid washing your skin with substances that may irritate your skin, such as products that contain the following ingredients:

  • Sodium lauryl sulfate, TEA-lauryl sulfate, laureth 4, and lauryl alcohol
  • Propylene glycol and polyethylene glycol (PEG)
  • Silicone and dimethicone
  • Isopropyl alcohol, SD alcohol, isopropyl myristate, and acetone
  • Butyl stearate and oleic acid
  • Mineral oil, petrolatum, or lanolin
  • Methylparaben or propylparaben, phenoxyethanol, and imidazolidinyl urea
  • Pumice, aluminum oxide, and sodium tetraborate
  • Dyes, such as D and C red dyes

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ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerH. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
Last RevisedApril 27, 2011

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