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How do I prevent razor burn when shaving my face and neck?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
To prevent razor burn while shaving your face and neck, be sure to thoroughly wet the beard and then shave in the direction that the hair grows, not against it. Avoid repeated strokes on the same area, and keep the skin relaxed while you shave. If the problem of razor burn persists, see your dermatologist for advice.

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