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Can I use my wife's cosmetics?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Ask your dermatologist if using your wife's cosmetics is both safe and smart for your skin type. Your wife's cosmetics may not be optimal for your skin, because men's skin differs from women's skin. For example, men's bodies produce more male hormones which, in turn, stimulate the oil glands of the skin, producing more oil (sebum). For this reason, men don't experience dry skin as often as women do. However, because men shave their facial skin, they may be more prone to skin irritation. The best course of action to determine which products are appropriate for you is to consult your dermatologist.

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