Facial Hair: Should You Ask Him To Shave?

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Shave or not to shave: what to do when your man's facial hair is leaving your face raw.

We've all been there: You come up for air during a heavy makeout session and feel a distinct burning sensation... on your face. Thanks to Loverboy's adoption of the rugged men of "Lost"'s unshaven aesthetic, you've got yourself a case of razor burn worse than when you first tried shaving your legs without water. Lemondrop: Facial Hair Fails

Love hurts, yes, but it shouldn't be threaten to ruin all of the hard work of your Proactiv regimen. So what's a tactful but smitten woman to do when a dude's facial hair causes her pain?

Advice expert Alanna Kalb, author of the upcoming book Stuff Every Woman Should Know, has this to say: "Much like wearing lumberjack plaid, beards make men feel masculine. And men like to feel masculine." In other words, it might be your skin at stake, but it could also be his manhood, so broach the subject with sensitivity. Lemondrop: 10 Things Not To Say To A Hairy Guy

"Consider your reasons for wanting it gone," Kalb says. "If it's the beard-burn that's bothering you, but it actually suits him, request that he condition it daily." If it's just stubble, well, maybe you skip morning sex until he's had a chance to deal with the regrowth. Lemondrop: My Date Smells Bad

In all seriousness, if the situation is dire, consider gifting him a fancy razor and some good-smelling shaving cream, along with an ultimatum: Say adios to the beard or kiss these lips goodbye. Hopefully, your kisser will outrank his stubble on the parabola of importance.

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