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How do I reduce cuts when shaving my face?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
To reduce cuts from shaving your face, use the proper shaving technique, as recommended by dermatologists:
  • Start by thoroughly wetting your skin with warm water.
  • Shave in the direction your hair grows. As much as possible, avoid shaving against the grain.
  • Allow your face to relax as you shave. Don't pull the skin tight or stretch it.
  • Avoid dragging the razor over the same area repeatedly.

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