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Isn't shaving bad for skin?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Bad ???????????: Shaving is a simple custom practiced in various cultures for thousands of years. Where and how depend on the culture involved, but the skin is tolerant of the practice or it would not survive the centuries.
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Happy Skin: Skin is the major protection of our delicate internal tissues from a harsh environment, it is susceptible to injury itself. Sun, shaving and many chemicals are very irritating as well as constant exposure to moisture reduces protective skin oils and sets the skin up for injury. The trick is to apply good protective skin cream frequently and minimize ongoing damage. Clean it using gentle means.

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Last updated Dec 20, 2018

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