Steal: Men’s lip balm
Good news all around: “It tends to be less expensive, fragrance-free, gentle, and moisturizing,” says Marina Peredo, MD, an associate clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. In other words: everything that you’ve ever wanted in a lip balm.
Steal: Shaving cream
No need to grab one of the pretty pink bottles. “The main ingredients found in most shaving creams for men and women are the same,” says Amy Perlmutter, MD, a board certified dermatologist with New York Dermatology Group. The difference? Scent, texture, and price. “If you find a men’s shaving cream that’s appealing to you—and many come in more neutral scents—there’s no reason not to try it,” she says.
Steal: Men’s deodorant
Fact: Everyone sweats. And if you find women’s deodorants lacking in pit stain protection, Ava Shamban, MD, a Beverly Hills dermatologist and author of Heal Your Skin, recommends grabbing Mitchum unscented antiperspirant & deodorant. (Buy it in an invisible roll-on formula or a gel, which stays active for 48 hours.) “An extra-strength formula, it’s more effective than anything for the ladies and great for summer sundresses,” she says. This is what your sweat can reveal about your health.