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Is it ok to shave against the grain to get stubborn hairs?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Avoid shaving against the grain, which can irritate the skin. Try to shave in the direction that your hair grows For a healthy shave, wet your beard first. Avoid repeating strokes. Don't stretch your skin with your free hand or by twisting your mouth into a funny shape. Instead, let your skin relax. If shaving irritates your skin, talk to your dermatologist about ways to avoid this problem.

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