An improper shave can leave many a men with nasty cuts and expose them to the risk of infection. A few simple easy to follow steps can easily ensure a smooth painless shaving experience.
Regular Razor Replacement:
It’s not a very good idea to persist with a blunt razor blade since they have the potential to inflict severe damage on the skin. While shaving up to two layers of skin can be removed and hence optimal care needs to be taken to ensure skin safety. A blunt razor can damage delicate skin cells in addition to inefficient removal of hair follicles and must be replaced by a sharp blade as soon as possible in order to ensure a smooth shave.
Application of skillful brushing techniques:
It’s better to use a brush while applying a cream or gel before the start of the shaving process. The first step is to form a lather of foam with the cream and then apply it generously to the shaving brush. It’s recommended to move the brush in a circular direction while applying the cream to the face. The last stroke should always be in an upward direction. This helps the bristles of the brush to reach below the minute facial hair and propel it upwards allowing the blade to stick to the face during the process hence providing a smooth shave.
Using appropriate pre-shaving steps:
Before shaving it’s critical to ensure that the face is thoroughly moistened with warm water since it brings the benefit of opening the pores of the skin hence making the hair removal process much easier. A moist face has the added advantages of limiting the damage caused by a razor blade and increasing the effectiveness of the applied shaving cream or gel.
Choosing the right shaving product to protect the skin:
It’s imperative to choose products like shaving gel, razor and aftershave lotion to suit an individual’s skin type to ensure a smooth shaving experience. A person can choose either an electric or manual razor. A few electric shavers offer anti-cut and grazing features which minimizes skin damage. People with sensitive skin can choose specific shaving creams or gels that suit their skin type. Applying a good after shave lotion after the trimming process can limit the damage caused during shaving and offer protection against skin infections.
People possessing sensitive skin shouldn't shave daily in order to avoid skin damage. The ideal frequency for them is three shaves in a week. A re-usable razor usually offers a smoother shave compared to the use and throw type owing to the fact that most re-usable devices are of a superior quality. Also it’s important to be a bit patient and avoid undue haste while shaving since such carelessness can easily result in a cut.
A little bit of care and deployment of a proper shaving technique can go a long way in eliminating most of the irritants associated with the trimming process and ensure a safe experience.
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