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How can I avoid cuts while shaving?

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  • Shave in a warm shower or bathtub.
  • Splash warm water on your skin (or soak it) for a few minutes before shaving. Then apply generous amounts of a lubricant like shaving cream or bar soap.
  • Shave in the direction of hair growth.
  • Don't rush.
  • Change razors frequently. A dull blade can irritate your skin and cause rashes or infections. You can also cut your skin more easily with a dull blade.
  • Use extra caution around the knee and ankle area. Because of their shape, it is very easy to cut these areas.

From: Shaving Tips for Teen Girls WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Ramos-e-Silva, M; de Castro, MC; Carneiro, LV Jr., 2001. Wikipedia: "Shaving." Mayo Clinic web site: "Hair removal: Does shaving make it grow back thicker?" Discovery Health web site: "Teens and Shaving." American Academy of Dermatology. Clinical Dermatology,Kidshealth.org:  "TeensHealth: Hair Removal."

Reviewed by Roy Benaroch on October 07, 2016

SOURCES: Ramos-e-Silva, M; de Castro, MC; Carneiro, LV Jr., 2001. Wikipedia: "Shaving." Mayo Clinic web site: "Hair removal: Does shaving make it grow back thicker?" Discovery Health web site: "Teens and Shaving." American Academy of Dermatology. Clinical Dermatology,Kidshealth.org:  "TeensHealth: Hair Removal."

Reviewed by Roy Benaroch on October 07, 2016

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