Our expert says:
Hi Peter, thank you for the question.
Shaving is not ‘vital’ for keeping skin healthy however the regular exfoliating that is achieved with shaving definitely helps to give a smoother texture to the skin and to stimulate new cell growth. If you decide to undergo permanent hair removal then one would need to consider a topical moisturizer that contains alphahydroxy and polyhydroxy acids (NeoStrata, Environ, Nimue, etc.) to achieve a similar effect.
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