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How is skin care different for men than for women?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Whether you’re a man or a woman, it’s important to take good care of your skin to keep it healthy. Start by using sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher on a daily basis. According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), most people -- including men -- can also benefit from using a daily moisturizer. Using a gentle cleanser for daily washing, rather than a harsh soap, can also be beneficial. Speak to your dermatologist about the best way to care for your skin, and let him or her know if you notice any changes to your skin.

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