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Astringent

An astringent has the ability to dry out and tighten tissues. An astringent substance may be used for its antiseptic properties. Inappropriate use of astringent soaps is sometimes responsible for dry skin. If this is the case, they should be replaced with superfatted soaps, specially designed for dry skin.

This word belongs to the categories Extremely dry, irritated and atopic skin, Dry and uncomfortable skin, Dry to very dry skin, Dry and rough skin.