Chances are you’ve been shaving since your teen years, but do you experience skin irritation, razor bumps, ingrown hairs, or other such problems associated with shaving. A poll by the AAD (American Academy of Dermatology) found that 78% of men who shave experience irritation. In this post, we’re just going to give you a quick overview of shaving and some tips. Hopefully, one of the tips or steps may help your skin out next time you shave!
Next month is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, so this post makes a good segue from our April series to the May series: Fact & Fiction about Skin Cancer. We’ll go more in depth on many related topics next month, but today we’ll quickly touch on the most common misconceptions about this disease.
There is a common thought amongst people of color: hyperpigmentation is impossible to treat in darker skin tones. The truth is that while it is more difficult to treat or erase hyperpigmentation (such as dark spots left behind from inflammation and skin conditions like melasma), there are treatment options available that can help reduce the appearance of these areas.
We have touched on this somewhat in several of our blog posts this week, but it is a big enough concern to warrant a post all its own. Fair-skinned people may be at the highest risk of skin cancer, but anyone can get skin cancer!