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What kind of shaving cream do I need to use if I have sensitive skin?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Certain shaving product ingredients, such as alcohol, may cause irritation in people with sensitive skin. However, skin irritation may also be a result of improper shaving technique. Always wet your beard first and don't shave against the grain. Don't stretch your skin as you shave; let it relax. When you finish, applying aftershave that contains a moisturizer can help relieve skin irritation. Talk to your dermatologist about which shaving product is right for you.

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