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When Can I Shave My Face?

When can I shave my face?

Shaving seems like such a manly thing to do, it's no surprise that boys are eager to do it. But most boys won't have enough hair on their faces to shave until they're well into their teens.

Most boys don't get a full crop of facial hair until the end of puberty. So you will have already grown bigger and taller, and your voice will have changed, before you need to pick up a razor. Before you do, be sure to ask your dad or another experienced shaver for some tips.

Reviewed by: Mary L. Gavin, MD
Date reviewed: May 2010

Kids Health

Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.

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