Men's Life Today
How to Shave Around a Mole or Pimple
By Dr. Josh Zeichner
Shaving a face full of pimples or raised moles is like mowing a lawn full of rocks: Mowing over them could lead to trouble with your mower and the rest of your lawn! When it comes to shaving obstacles, there are two reasons why you shouldn’t shave over them the same way you’d shave the rest of your skin:
Reason 1: While the newest razors have multiple blades that are individually spring-mounted, they aren’t designed to adjust to avoid a raised pimple or mole.
Reason 2: Shaving right over a mole or pimple can lead to a cut. Instead, you should shave slowly and lightly over the spots to reduce the risk of irritation, or shave around the spots altogether. After you finish shaving, you can touch up those areas. If you have a large, inflamed pimple, it may be best to give that area a shaving holiday for a day or two.
While pimples go away, a raised mole will not. A raised mole in the area of the beard can be a long-term hurdle. It may take some trial and error to figure out what is the best shaving technique for you. Err on the side of caution by shaving lightly or even using a scissor to cut longer hairs gently.Photo: @iStockphoto.com/IgooAna