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What ingredients should I look for in an aftershave?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
When selecting an aftershave, choose a product containing a moisturizer. Shaving can cause a very subtle form of trauma to your face by removing the outermost layer of skin. This can cause irritation and dryness. Effective aftershave products contain ingredients called emollients, which help to protect and moisturize the skin. Talk to a dermatologist for more information.

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