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A 20-year-old male asked:

I shave against grain everyday, can't rid of mustache! red/dark, bumpy, ingrown hair, on upper lip no matter what. i have black hair, light skin. help?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Not against grain.: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving.
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