Shaving is the most common way that men and women alike remove unwanted body hair from the face, legs, bikini line, and chest and underarm areas. A sharp safety razor provides a close shave that lasts 2 to 3 days. Hair will re-grow after shaving, but it's a common misconception that hair gets darker and thicker after every shave.

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Each time you shave; always start by applying a shaving gel or shaving cream on the skin where the unwanted hair is to be removed. Shaving gel and shaving cream moisturize the skin and prevent small nicks and unsightly red shaving bumps from occurring. Razor burn occurs from time to time depending on the pressure you apply when shaving. To avoid the discomfort, make sure to soften your skin and hair with warm water before you apply shaving cream and get started.

When shaving a specific area, go "with the grain"; which means in the direction of the hair follicle. This will remove most of the hair without causing ingrown hairs.

After shaving, rinse the area with cool water. This makes the hair follicles shrivel and reduces the risk of irritation and clogged pores. Avoid shaving sunburned or irritated skin as it can cause further irritation and possibly infection.

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