How to shave



Shaving can be a challenge for both men and women. Here are dermatologists’ tips to help you get a clean shave:

  1. Before you shave, wet your skin and hair to soften it. Taking a shower or bath is a great way to soften your hair.
  2. Next, apply a shaving cream or gel.
  3. Be sure to shave in the direction that the hair grows.
  4. Change blades or throw away disposable razors after 5 to 7 shaves to help minimize irritation.
  5. Men who have acne should take special care while shaving. Shaving can irritate your skin, making acne worse.
    • If you have acne on your face, try experimenting with electric or disposable blade razors to see which work best for you.
    • Use a razor with a sharp blade.
    • Shave lightly to prevent nicks and never try to shave off the acne as both can make acne worse.

If you have questions or concerns about caring for your skin, you should make an appointment to see a dermatologist.

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