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Saturday, September 24, 2011

For Nicks and Burns

You know you have them when a simple splash of water stings your skin after shaving.  The painless solution?  Coconut oil.  Try using it in lieu of alcohol-based shaving creams.  The oil has unique fatty acids that soothe inflammation, maintain hydration and act as antibacterial agents to prevent infection.  It's also best to shave at night.  In the morning skin is more sensitive and slightly swollen, which can partially conceal hair, making nicks and burns more likely.

If you happen to nick your leg, blot and dot the cut with lip balm.  The wax and emollients in the balm will seal the cut to reduce pain and prevent infection.

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