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Shaving can be a real pain, especially if you've got sensitive skin. The last thing you want is to end up with a red, irritated face after every shave. But don't worry, Beard & Blade have your sorted. In this blog, we are going to give you some tips on how to shave with sensitive skin and keep that baby-smooth face without the discomfort.
1. Prepare Your Skin
First things first, preparation is key. Before you start shaving, take a hot shower or place a warm towel on your face for a few minutes. This will soften your beard and open up your pores, making it easier for the razor to glide over your skin. Trust me, this step is worth the extra time.
2. Use the Right Shaving Cream
Next up, choose the right shaving cream. Don't go for any old shaving cream you find at the drugstore. Look for one that's specifically designed for sensitive skin and free from harsh chemicals or fragrances. Avoid products that contain alcohol or menthol, as they can dry out your skin and increase irritation. Instead, opt for a cream that contains natural ingredients like aloe vera or chamomile, which can soothe and moisturize your skin.
3. Choose the Right Razor & Blades
Now let's talk razors. Choose a razor with a flexible head that can adjust to the contours of your face. Avoid using old or dull blades, as they can cause more irritation and increase the risk of ingrown hairs. Instead, opt for a sharp blade that's designed for sensitive skin.
Choosing the right blade for sensitive skin is crucial because using a dull or harsh blade can cause more irritation and discomfort, leading to razor burn, ingrown hairs, and other skin issues. A sharp and high-quality blade designed for sensitive skin will help you achieve a smoother and more comfortable shave, with less risk of skin irritation and damage.
4. Shave with the Grain
Whatever you do, don't shave against the grain. Shaving against the grain can cause irritation and razor burn, especially if you have sensitive skin. Instead, shave with the grain, in the direction that your hair grows. This will reduce the risk of irritation and help you achieve a smoother, more comfortable shave.
5. Rinse Your Face with Cold Water
After you're done shaving, rinse your face with cold water. This will help to close your pores and reduce the risk of irritation. Pat your face dry with a clean towel and avoid rubbing your skin, as this can cause more irritation.
6. Moisturise Your Skin
Using a sensitive skin after-shave balm is essential to soothe and moisturise your skin after shaving. It helps to reduce redness, inflammation, and irritation caused by the razor, while also providing a protective barrier to prevent further irritation. Simply apply a small amount of the balm to your face and neck after shaving, and gently massage it into your skin until it is fully absorbed.
So there you have it, fellas. With these tips, you'll be able to enjoy a comfortable, irritation-free shave every time. Remember, preparation is key, choose the right products, shave with the grain, rinse with cold water, and moisturize your skin. Keep these tips in mind, and you'll be well on your way to a smooth, manly face that will have the ladies swooning.