Emollient washing products are effective cleansers - Using a regular soap on dry and sensitive skin is generally not advisable. This will remove the lipids in the upper skin layers and aggravate symptoms.
Instead, use skin cleansers and soap substitutes, which moisture and cleanses simultaneously. If you are new to soap substitutes they may feel inadequate because they do not lather like regular soaps. However, don’t worry – they will do the job, and help you minimise the drying of your skin at the same time.