December 26, 2007
Health Tip: Teach Yourself to Shave
Help prevent nicks and cuts
(HealthDay News) - Many teen boys begin to develop facial hair during puberty, and want to begin shaving.
The Nemours Foundation offers these suggestions for a smooth, painless shave:
- Try shaving your face right after getting out of the shower. Or, wet your face with warm water to soften the skin and facial hair.
- Thoroughly cover the areas to be shaved with a moisturizing shave gel or cream.
- Moving the razor in the direction of the hair, shave in short, slow strokes.
- Don't press too hard -- only hard enough to make sure you're cutting the hairs, not the skin.
- Start with the sides of your face, then do the tougher parts like the chin, upper lip, throat and around your mouth.
- Rinse your face well with cool water, and apply an aftershave or moisturizing cream.