Avoid razor burn

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Here's the best way to shave: 1. Press a warm wash cloth on your skin before shaving to soften the hair. Or shave after a warm bath or shower. 2. Apply shaving cream, lotion or gel before shaving to protect and lubricate your skin. 3. Use a clean, sharp razor. 4. Shave in the direction of hair growth, not against it. 5. Rinse your skin with warm water.

Aug. 23, 2011