When it comes to shaving, getting a superior close shave without damaging the skin is key. Learn how to get the best shave, and keep a cool demeanor until the day is done. I’ll summarize some healthy tips for you from information I received at Shaver Information For Men.
Shaving is all about having the right tools. Choose razor that has a rubberized grip and multiple blades (3 to 5 is best) for a close and comfortable shave every time. A sharp razor is best- you want your shave to be smooth against your skin, not tearing, which can cause cuts, ingrown hairs, and an overall uneven shave.
You also want to make sure that you shave with the shaft of your hair, not against it. You risk less damage to your skin this way, and get less ingrown hairs in the process, especially if you are prone to them. Since your facial hair grows in several directions, you will have to shift the direction of your razor several times to get an even shave with optimum results.
Use shaving cream as a shaving barrier if you have it- if not, soap and water, or even a dab of baby oil will do. Don’t ever do a simple ‘dry shave’ where you just use water or shave your bare skin while dry. This will result in a nasty rash that itches and burns, and will tear your skin as well. I like to carry a small shaving kit with me that I use at the gym when I’m working out. So, it’s always good to get travel type sizes of shaving cream for something like that as well.
If you have sensitive skin, use an astringent after shaving to prevent swelling, redness, and infection. A great astringent to use is witch hazel, as it is both an anti bacterial as well as a natural soother for the skin. Aloe Vera gel and even tea tree oil work as great astringents as well.
If you are shaving with a new razor for the first time, make sure to properly exfoliate and prepare your skin prior to shaving. The best way to do this is in the shower- scrub your face with a great cleansing cloth, then allow the steam and heat from your hot shower to open up your hair follicles and make them ready for shaving. This helps ensure not only a close shave, but a safer one as well when you are using a brand new razor. You can exfoliate and prepare your skin for every shave for a close and smooth result every time.
You can get a great shave every time by following these great tips.