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How to get rid of stubble and be able to stop shaving face?

How to get rid of stubble and be able to stop shaving face?

Hair removal: Electrolysis or lasers. Many women opt for this if they have some facial hair naturally. If you're a man, make very sure this is what you really want before you do it. ...Read more

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Will shaving face everyday likely cause skin issues like razor bumps?

Will shaving face everyday likely cause skin issues like razor bumps?

Shaving: If you shave correctly, making sure the razor is not dull and applying the appropriate shaving cream or gel, razor bumps should not occur. ...Read more

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Due to constant shaving. Face skin has blackened and beard has become coarse. Need a softer skin and need to get rid of blackness. Kindly suggest?

Due to constant shaving. Face skin has blackened and beard has become coarse. Need a softer skin and need to get rid of blackness. Kindly suggest?

Consider lasers!: Hi, laser hair removal may be an option for your constant shaving requirements. Other types of lasers or peels can improve skin roughness and discoloration. Find an experienced facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist to discuss options for you. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I stop pain from shaving my face?

How can I stop pain from shaving my face?

You can: Use warm towels to soften the hairs on your face before shaving. Are you using a shaving lotion that contains emollients/moisturizers? If you are doing these things and you still have pain shaving - you might consider evaluation by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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At what age do guys start shaving your face daily?

At what age do guys start shaving your face daily?

Age 13-15: Facial hair develops at varying ages, but when it does, many young men choose to use a safer electric razor. A typical age is 13-15. ...Read more

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At what age do teens start shaving the face daily?

At what age do teens start shaving the face daily?

Shaving at what age: There is no fixed age for it. Some teenagers don't grow beard and moustache till they are 18 or so and some start growing facial hair at 10.When to shave is a personal and parental decision and varies. ...Read more

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What is the best moisturiser to use after shaving your face?

What is the best moisturiser to use after shaving your face?

Shaving lotion: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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How do I prevent scarring from shaving my face?

How do I prevent scarring from shaving my face?

Scarring?: Men shave daily for decades without scarring. Use sharp razors carefully & moisturizer after. ...Read more

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I hear that shaving the face is ok for Women for exfoliating the face. But if one has acne is it still OK?

I hear that shaving the face is ok for Women for exfoliating the face. But if one has acne is it still OK?

Treat gently acne: Acne skin is inflamed and should be treated with care. Exfoliation should be done gently, to avoid trauma that could worsen inflammation and cause scarring in the future. Best exfoliants for people with acne are the gentle, Cleansers with Beta and/or alpha Hydroxyl acids (Salicylic acid, Glycolic acid wash, Lactic acid etc.). Chemical peels are to be done only by experts.
Trust your Dermatologist ...Read more

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After shaving my face sometimes pimples appear from the hair pores. And they leave marks. How to get rid of the pimple marks.?

After shaving my face sometimes pimples appear from the hair pores. And they leave marks. How to get rid of the pimple marks.?

It is important: To wear sunscreen everyday. Those red marks can turn dark due to sun exposure. Also there are antiredness creams from Eucerin that help, and I suggest using a shaving gel with some benzoyl peroxide. Remember to shave in the direction of the hair growth to reduce razor bumps ...Read more

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May have used someone else's razor. Often apply water on razor while shaving and on face afterwards. Risk for STD incase razor had leftover blood?

May have used someone else's razor. Often apply water on razor while shaving and on face afterwards. Risk for STD incase razor had leftover blood?

Un-hygenic practice: Should not use, always there is a risk, totally dry surface most of the bugs will not survive but may act as media and thrive on it Yes possible ...Read more

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How can I avoid a green face after shaving?

How can I avoid a green face after shaving?

Uncertain: Do you use any products that contain dyes? Is the green discoloration just at the hair follicle - if yes - I would get checked to rule out infection. ...Read more

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Is it safe to wash your face before shaving?

Is it safe to wash your face before shaving?

Shaving: Absolutely yes. You must wash your face before you shave to get the dead skin, sweat, oils etc. Off. If you don't wash the shave will be less than perfect. ...Read more

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I used undiluted dettol on my face after shaving. Now it is extremely dry. My cheeks swelled up. Please help?

I used undiluted dettol on my face after shaving. Now it is extremely dry. My cheeks swelled up. Please help?

Dettol: Dettol is a disinfectant that is diluted and used to clean cuts. It sounds like you may have had an allergic reaction to this agent. I would not recommend using it again. I would consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How can I stop from getting rash on face when shaving?

Razor burn or: Sensitivity to products used. 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. ...Read more

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I have these bumps on my face from shaving years back. They are hard but painless. How can I get rid of them?

I have these bumps on my face from shaving years back. They are hard but painless. How can I get rid of them?

Pseudofolliculitis: Sounds like pseudofolliculitis barbae which is caused by ingrown hairs from shaving. This condition can be helped with laser hair removal. ...Read more

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Ingrown hair within shaving bump's on my face?

Ingrown hair within shaving bump's on my face?

This is common: Sometime this can also lead to a foliculitis called foliculitis barbae. ...Read more

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How would doctors recommend I treat red rash on face after shaving?

How would doctors recommend I treat red rash on face after shaving?

Irritating: Can you go without shaving for 7--10 days? Also try little shaving cream in small area on face for 20 minutes and wash it of see if it causes itchiness. Donot irritate the face everyday let it heal with otc 1 % h-c cream. Pure aloe helps too. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Sir I have acne pustule on face near shaving areas. I am 18 year old boy plz treatment me?

Sir I have acne pustule on face near shaving areas. I am 18 year old boy plz treatment me?

See doctor: For your acne you need treatment prescription medicine to apply on face for 4-5 weeks., Consult your doctor get checked up and get treated accordingly. ...Read more

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I've been using this cream on my face after shaving to help with skin irritation : Cicanov+. It contains Silver sulfadiazine. Is it ok to use often?

I've been using this cream on my face after shaving to help with skin irritation : Cicanov+. It contains Silver sulfadiazine. Is it ok to use often?

Bad idea: You have no reason to be using a silver based cream on trivial skin lesions. This is a burn-unit medicine. You may end up disfiguring yourself, though silver is more dangerous taken systemically. Cicanov also comes without the silver; if you like this stuff, get the silver-free preparation. ...Read more

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My face had turned black due to shaving...What should I do?

Skin and shaving: Without seeing this in person I can only give you my best advice. I wonder if you are not reacting to the chemicals found in your shaving cream. I wonder if the razor is dull and not clean--if you need to change or clean your razor.
I wonder if you need to stop shaving for several days to let your skin recover. And, I wonder if you shouldn't find a gentle after shave. ...Read more

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How can I stop my face from break out when shaving with razer?

Sensitive skin: Can be helped by using special razors and special shaving creams. Try them and see what works for you. ...Read more

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How can I stop my face from breaking out whenever I'm shaving?

How can I stop my face from breaking out whenever I'm shaving?

Use good technique: 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