Men should shave on an empty stomach

Men should shave on an empty stomach Munich  - Men can avoid nicks and cuts from their razors by shaving before breakfast, according to a German-language skin care website run by several organizations active in promoting cosmetics and health care.

As the stomach starts to digest, the heart rate and blood flow increases. As there is more blood flowing through the arteries beneath the skin on the face and neck, there is a greater danger of being cut after eating.

In addition, facial hair should be well moistened before shaving. The hair swells almost like a sponge swells when it is moistened and it is easier to cut, the website said.

However, it's also best to shave before showering because the hair should not be too wet. (dpa)