Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Medical Reports: Save Your Shave
It's a wonder we don't see more bearded men running around. Most guys dread shaving because of cuts and razor burn, but there's a new shaving secret every man needs to know about. Seven's Richard Lemus shows us a product that'll Save Your Shave.
WSVN -- It's the tell-tale sign of shaving for men. Wads of toilet paper stuck to the face covering cuts, or even worse, red, irritated skin from razor burn.
Paul Ray: "In the past shaving has been a problem for me, because it's ended up giving me a lot of razor burn, itchiness."
So Paul Ray did what a lot of men do, he'd skip shaving as much as he could.
Paul Ray: "I like to put it off like every couple of days if possible. Maybe twice a week."
That is until his dermatologist passed on a secret about a new product meant to take the sting out of shaving. It's this new facial brush made by Clarisonic.
Dr. Melissa Lazarus: "It's a brush that's used for cleaning the face. It's based on the concept of the old Clarisonic brushes used to brush the teeth."
Just like the toothbrush, this facial brush rotates and is supposed to pull out all the gunk clogging pores and follicles. It also prevents in-grown hairs that cause razor burn.
Dr. Melissa Lazarus: "Usually what causes razor burn is that the hairs because they are curled and have a pointed end. When they grow back, they grow back into the skin. So instead of growing straight out, they go in and that causes that little bump."
Dr. Melissa Lazarus: "What the Clarisonic does, is it actually causes those hair follicles to come out instead of in, so you don't get that in-grown hair problem."
Men are encouraged to wash their face with the brush daily to keep the skin exfoliated. Then when they shave, they use the brush to apply the shaving cream to their face.
Dr. Melissa Lazarus: "It causes the softening of those hairs, so the hairs are softer when the razor runs over them."
Dr. Lazarus also has a few other suggestions for a smooth shave.
Dr. Melissa Lazarus: "Make sure that you shave while you're in the shower, or after you get out of the shower because the skin is softened. Make sure you use a fragrance-free lubricant or shaving cream."
The brush has saved Paul's shave.
Paul Ray: "I haven't had any razor burn since I started so it's been two months without having any issues with my face."
A secret weapon he's now happy to pass on to others.
Paul Ray: "If I do have a friend that has a little bit of irritation, I'll take him aside and say you have to try this, it does work. I think more guys are going to learn that this is the way to shave."
Richard Lemus: "The Clarisonic brush costs $195, and there is also a brush made for women."
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Dr. Melissa Lazarus
Board Certified Dermatologist
1080 Kane Concourse
Bay Harbor Islands, FL 33154