W hen we shave, the usage of the sharp metal blade on the face can cause irritation due to the removal of microscopic layers of the skin [also known as razor burn]. We all have been experiencing how shaving can be an invasive activity in our daily life. Everyone wants close shave, but you should not abuse your face by shaving too often within a short amount of time. Keep reading, I will tell you how simple it is to minimize razor burn damage and improve your shaving results by following a few simple rules.
Showering: You should try to incorporate shaving as your final step before you leave the shower. We all know that our skin loves moisture. The water stream creates warm moisture to make hairs soft and opens your pores. When your pores are open, you can glide your razor more easily and effectively to remove hairs without damaging your skin. Trust me, this helps me to minimize the razor burn while improving your shaving results.
Use A Sharp Blade: We all know that sharp blade can give us the close shave that we all want to achieve. If you use one of those disposable blades, make sure to see if your blade is still sharp enough before you shave. I often discard shaving blades after four or five uses. Some of the latest shaving blades have an indicator on when you should dispose your blades. Make sure to look at the indicator before you shave. Remember to use gentle strokes because you do not want to put too much pressure on the blade that can lead to razor burn.
Got Dead Skin Cells? Use A Face Scrub: In fact, we shed approximately 30,000 to 40,000 dead skin cells every minute. If you are a mathematician, you can easily do the math to determine the number of dead skin cells a human sheds every year. Unfortunately, dead skin cells can easily block our pores while we shave. The best way to achieve a close shave is to wash/scrub your face using one of those scrub cleansers. By exfoliating dead cells and impurities that block our pores, we can minimize the cause of acne, ingrown hair and skin infections. Exfoliating your skin can help achieve smoothness and renew your complexion.
Avoid Using Products That Cause Irritations: When your skin is damaged, it creates a microscopic swelling also known as inflammation. This occurs so often most of the time you shave. In order to reduce the razor burn effect, please avoid using products that can create tingles, stings, or numb feeling during or after the shaving regimen. We all know that during and after the shaving regimen are the two stages that are the most vulnerable for our skin.
Lubricant: Get your mind out of the gutter; I am not talking that “specific” lubricant that you use in your personal time. Now, we should get back to the story. In order to minimize the razor burn effect, you should invest in some of the shaving products such as pre-shave oils that can give your skin a lubricating protection. It also helps the razor glide smoother on your skin. Less bumps equal to close shave.
Follow the tips above and read my shaving advices. You will be “razor burn” free in NO TIME.
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