Health Tip: A Safe Shave

Wet skin, sharp blade are key

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(HealthDayNews) -- Shaving is by far the most common method of hair removal for both men and women, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

Men have been shaving their beards and mustaches for thousands of years, but cosmetic hair removal in women was uncommon in the United States until after World War I.

The keys to a safe shave are a clean razor with a sharp blade. Also, never shave on dry skin; wet hair is soft, pliable and easier to cut.

And contrary to what many believe, shaving does not change the texture, color or rate of hair growth.

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