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Best Shaving Cream
Possibly: 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. ...Read more
Razor Bumps: Shave with an electric razor, which does not cut as closely to the skin as a traditional razor. If using a traditional razor, make sure that it is not rusty or dull. Use a shaving gel (rather than cream) and always shave in the direction the hair grows. Avoid pulling the skin taut while shaving---while this results in a close shave, it also can result in razor bumps. Otc bump patrol is helpful. ...Read more
Lotrimin (clotrimazole): I would try anti-fungal cream first. If that doesn't work then see your doctor. ...Read more
Nothing OTC: Ingrown hairs occur usually after shaving. In some persons the hair will curl as it grows back. The sharp, beveled edge allows the hair to dive back into the skin, causing the ingrown hair. If you shave this area then stopping this practice will help prevent this from happening. If you are not shaving and getting a lot of these then you should see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
If skin is darkening: in area of hair follicle it might help to prevent this. 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 ...Read more
What is the best way to remove facial hair? Without shaving or using nair hair removal products it burns my skin, I use extra sensitive skin products.
Laser hair removal: Laser hair removal is the most effective method to remove facial or body hair. Electrolysis can be used for smaller regions but is less reliable and technique dependent than lasers. Lasers are very safe if performed by a skilled and experienced physician or provider. Vaniqa cream also helps reduce hair growth by 40% but effects wear off after discontinuing use. Laser effects are long-lasting. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the best soap for me. I've oily skin, pimples, redspot & darkspot on my face. What soap? Is it cetaphil, acne soap, kojic or oatmeal soap?
You can always try..: Cetaphil oil control soap, if that doesn't work try a brand called "boots" this can be found at target. If that doesn't work contact me again and i will recommend stronger washes :]. ...Read more
Better: Please go to the Pharmacy and get advice regarding which of the two is better. I suspect there is little difference. If I am not mistaken the the two creams can be sold without a prescription. Hope all goes well! ...Read more
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