To guard against ingrown hairs during shaving, try the following suggestions:
• First, when you shave, use a manual razor with a single blade. The double and triple blades promise to give you a very close shave; this sounds good, but the closer you shave, the more likely you are to have those hairs curling below the surface of your skin resulting in razor bumps and infected hairs.
• Secondly, shave in the shower. When your face is very wet, you minimize the likelihood of developing razor burn from too much friction.
• Use a good lubricating shave cream or gel. Considering using a treatment regimen that contains either salicylic acid or glycolic acid, as it will help to remove the dead skin cells.
• After shaving, make sure you moisturize your face.
• Lastly, when you shave, shave in the direction your hair grows. When you shave against the direction of your hair growth, you may get a closer shave, but you will increase the likelihood of developing ingrown hairs.
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