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Five o'clock shadow

Dear Daniel, My question is…

What can I do to take away my five o'clock shadow. I currently shave with a Mach3 using Noxema shaving foam, and usually shave down and then up.

I've tried many different ways - twice up, twice down and so on. My skin always feels very smooth after a shave but when I look in the mirror I still have a shadow.

I would love to look in the mirror for once and actually be able to see my face shadow free. Please help!

Daniel Rouah Answers

I think you're doing fine but the shadow is the way you may have what we call 'temper' caused by holding the razor and placing too much pressure upon the skin.

This is, though without seeing it, I think, a small bruising under the skin.

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