The absurd quest to make the “best” razor

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Here's my best take from the article:

Sherwin Parikh, founder of the Tribeca Skin Center and a practicing dermatologist affiliated with New York-Presbyterian Hospital, tells me this is correct: “Yes, five-blade razors do create a better, smoother shave for many men. ”But! “For some, the closeness actually leads to ingrowns, because the hair becomes trapped under a layer of thicker regrowing skin within days. This is known as pseudofolliculitis barbae.”...

Jules Lipoff, an assistant professor of clinical dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania’s medical school, says, directly, “More blades translates to more unnecessary cutting, ingrown hairs, and irritation of the skin.”...
There you have it. I was one of those unlucky SOB's.
 
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