Yes, shaving may be difficult for both men and women, especially if you're prone to discomfort, cuts, or pimples.
Waxing works wonders for some people, and they swear by it, while shaving is the preferred method for others because it is painless and inexpensive.
According to dermatologist Leonard Kamau of the Star, poor shaving procedures irritate and cause lumps on the skin.
Here are the common mistakes he debunked:
1. Shaving on a dry surface
"If you have sensitive skin, seek for a gentle formula with soothing components like aloe vera or coconut oil," he advised.
Scratches, razor burns, cuts, and ingrown hairs are the most common side effects of dry shaving. Wetting the skin or applying shaving creams before shaving, according to Kamau, prepares the skin for the cut.
3.Shaving before showering
The optimum time to shave is shortly after a shower, according to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), because your skin will be wet and free of excess oil and dead skin cells.
"Your skin has dead cells and oils on it before you shower, which might block the blade." When you commit error number one, shaving dry, you're more likely to receive a cut," Kamau explained.
4.Using worn-out blades
"Some people use old razors that have been left in the shower for weeks and do not sanitize them before and after use." "This can also serve as a breeding ground for bacteria, resulting in significant infections and irritations," he explained.
People should change their blades after at least two uses, according to Kamau.
"Disposable blades are only sh.18; don't let your ignorance cost you your life." Keep a few more on hand in your bathroom so you don't run out when you need them."
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