9 Laundry Tips for People With Sensitive Skin
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Is your laundry detergent causing your sensitive skin?

From severe eczema to mild contact dermatitis, studies show that nearly half of the U.S. population may be suffering from skin irritation or skin sensitivity. There are many allergens and irritants that can cause itchy, red, dry skin, and your household laundry detergent may be one of the culprits. Be savvy about how you do your laundry and follow a few simple sensitive skin care tips.

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