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Don't Replace Shaving Cream with Body Wash
Shaving creams provide a better cushion between the razor and your skin than the foam left behind by body wash, says cosmetic chemist Ni'Kita Wilson. The rich texture of shaving creams reduces friction, preventing nicks and cuts. If your skin is very dry or tends to get irritated, try a shaving gel—it's thicker than a cream. (We like Skintimate Signature Scents Moisturizing Shave Gel, $3; drugstores.)