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Can I shave my face with the women's shaving gel my wife uses?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

You can use the shaving gel your wife uses on her legs to shave your face, but it may not be the ideal shaving product for you. Men's skin is different from women's. It secretes more oil, is thicker, and produces thicker hair. So shaving creams, gels, and soaps made for men are best for shaving your face. Talk to your dermatologist for more information.

 

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