A new study suggests that, for kids with exzema, a daily bath is fine as long as it’s followed by plenty of moisturizer, according to philly.com.
Some medical professionals believe infrequent bathing (less than once a day) helps prevent skin irritation.
However, others contend that bathing at least once a day helps keep skin hydrated, as long as baths are followed by immediate use of a moisturizer to seal in moisture. This process was dubbed “soak and smear” in the paper written by Dr. Ivan Cardona, an allergy and immunology specialist from Portland, Maine, and colleagues.
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