GLOSSARY : Dry and uncomfortable skin
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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 also belongs to the category Extremely dry, irritated and atopic skin.