Below the nose.

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Hi, I can DE shave 99% of my face with no cuts, most of the time, but I always have a problem directly below my nose! Any tips to avoid cutting the area while getting the hairs there shaved?
 
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Razors with thinner heads certainly work better there. I have been known to "cheat" with a single blade disposable sometimes for that very spot when I need a perfect shave. However, the Gillette Tech usually suffices. Lift up one side of your nose while shaving under it and at the same time open your mouth while lowering your jaw for a better approach angle.
 
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Moving my nose to one side with my free hand while shaving the other side works for me. You can also get hard to reach whiskers by shaving from one side to the other, rather than straight up or down. Another option is to use a razor with a very slim head from front to back, like a vintage injector or some of the modern AC models.
 
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Any tips to avoid cutting the area while getting the hairs there shaved?
Avoid using pressure to force the blade. Any WTG pass has to be a steep blade angle to get in there but follow up with an XTG at a neutral blade angle pass to get the stubble reduced. Then do a reverse XTD or ATG to get a close shave.
Cuts are invariably caused by poor technique.
 
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go with the grain, and if you have any difficulty getting the last bit of hair that wraps around the bottom of ones nose, turn the blade sideways and use the tippy corner edge to shave like with a single edge razor
 
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