It is of high importance to clean the skin on a regular basis to avoid skin getting irritated by dirt and bacteria that stay on the skin for too long. This can lead to further development of bacteria that eventually can enter the skin. In dry skin, the natural skin barrier is decreased and the skin is therefore more exposed to unwanted irritants. People with dry skin often experience that long, hot showers with regular soaps or shampoos dry out the skin unnecessarily. This is caused by including formulations of unwanted ingredients that are not recommended for dry skin. Furthermore skin experiences excessive water evaporation when staying too long in a hot temperature. Mild soap substitutes specifically developed for dry skin are suitable in the daily bath routines, which should always end up with moisturising emollient products.