Male Shaving 

    The average beard grows about two-tenths of an  inch a day.
However, the density of male face hair varies a great deal depending on skin and hair color, In all races,the concentration is usually greatest on the chin and in the area between. The nose and upper lip.
    There is no proof that an electric razor is safer or better for all types of skin than a safety razor.Both types result in nicks and cuts of the living skin tissue, depending on the closeness of the shave.
   Twice as many men prefer wet shaving to dry because the use of soap and hot water softens the hair stubble and makes it easier to remove. Shaving authorities point. out that thorough soaking is one of the essentials of easy and safe shaving, Leaving the shaving lather on the face for at least two minutes will also soften whiskers a good deal.
      The razor should be moistened with hot water throughout the process, and the chin and upper lip left for last so that the heavier hair centration in these areas has the longest contact with moisture and lather.
Men with oily skin should use an aerosol shaving preparation or a lather type applied with a brush. These are really soaps and are more effective in eliminating the oils that coal the face hair, thus making it easier to shave.
DRY SKIN : A brushless cream is adisabie for dry skin since it lubricates the skin rather than further depriving it of oil.
INGROWN HAIRS : One of the chief  problms connected with shaving is that it often causes ingrown hairs, which can lead to pore-clogging and infection. Hair is more likely to turn back into the skin if it is shaved against the grain, or if the cutting edge of the blade is dull and rough rather than smooth. Men with coarse, wiry, curly hair may find that whisker ends are more likely to become ingrown than men with finehair. The problem is best handled
by shaving with the grain, using a close sharp blade, and avoiding too close a shave, particularly in the area around the neck.
SHAVING AND SKIN PROBLEMS : For men with acne or a tendency to skin problem  the following advice is offered by Dr. Howard T. Behrman, director of Dermatological Research, New York Medical College :

· Shave as seldom as possible,
perhaps only once or twice a week,
and always with the grain.

 · If wet shaving is preferred, use
a new blade each time, and shave as lightly as possible to avoid nicking pimples.

 · Wash face carefully with plenty
of soap and hot water to make the
beard easy to manage, and after
shaving, rinse with hot  · water
foltowed by cold.

 · Use an antiseptic astringent face

 · Instead of plucking out ingrown
hairs,loosen them gently do that  the ends do not grow back into the skin.

 · Although some people. with skin
problems find an electric  shaver less irritating,
in most cases, a wet shave seems best.

             READ ALSO: Tooth Decay.



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