Dr. Joel Schlessinger discusses common hair removal mistakes with BeautyHigh.com

Dr. Joel Schlessinger discusses common hair removal mistakes with BeautyHigh.com

Dr. Joel Schlessinger recently offered his expert opinion in a BeautyHigh.com article titled “Common Hair Removal Mistakes: Are You Doing It Wrong?” The article lists several common hair removal mistakes and outlines the proper way to shave and wax for smooth, healthy skin.

Experts like Dr. Joel Schlessinger recommend not shaving every day.

Shaving every day only removes hair at the skin’s level, making it easy for the hair to grow back. Constantly cutting the hair stimulates its growth, causing unwanted hair to come in thicker, fuller and faster. Daily shaving also aggravates the skin. Regular use of your razor can cause nicks, cuts, razor burn, ingrown hairs and more. Experts recommend skipping a day or two and never shaving areas with damaged skin.

Exfoliating before shaving is also important, says Dr. Joel Schlessinger.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger suggests using an exfoliating body wash to slough off dead skin cells and combat ingrown hairs.

“This will prevent the razor from ‘catching’ on the dry skin and causing cuts and scrapes,” he says.

Another tip is to avoid cuts and scrapes is to never shave on dry skin. Wetting your skin softens the hair and makes shaving easier. Using a shaving cream will also prevent irritation, allowing the blade to glide gently across your skin.

Do you have a question about hair removal mistakes for Dr. Joel Schlessinger? Let us know in the comments.


About drjoelschlessinger

Dr. Joel Schlessinger is a dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon based in Omaha, NE.

Posted on January 28, 2014, in Dr. Joel Schlessinger in the Media. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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