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Will warm shaving cream give me a closer facial shave?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Some men prefer the way warm shaving cream feels on their face. However, your goal should not be to get the closest shave possible, especially if you have sensitive skin. Getting a close shave increases the risk for nicks and skin irritation. For a healthy shave, wet your beard first with warm water to soften your beard hairs. Shave in the direction your hair grows, not against it. Talk to a dermatologist for more information.

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