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Will pressing harder when I shave remove more facial hair?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Overzealous pressure while shaving can damage the skin. If you have acne, shaving lightly can help you avoid nicking pimples, which can make your acne worse. To get a good shave, thoroughly wet your beard with lukewarm water before shaving, and be sure to use a razor with a sharp blade. Talk to your dermatologist for more information.

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