Thursday, January 3, 2013

Sensitive Skin Shaving Guide

My husband, Chloe’s dad has really sensitive skin yet he is doing great with shaving as I have not seen him with razor burns over a couple of years now! You see, shaving daily could be a problem if you got a sensitive skin as you are likely to get irritations like razor burns if you are not careful with what you are using and how you shave! So to avoid razor burns you probably want to try his shaving technique.

First there are two things you need:  1. a good razor 2. Shaving cream

Choices of good razors are: Straight razors, safety razors, and fusion razors. My husband uses a safety razor when he shaves at home, however when he goes to the barber, he always get a straight razor shave after a haircut and his always pleased with how clean and close the shave is that he would not have to shave again for the next couple of days after having been shaved with a straight razor. Anyway, let us proceed with his at home shaving guide:

Step  1. If you got a long facial hair, always trim it first before using a razor. But if you got a short facial hair, like you have not shave for 1 to 2 days proceed to step 2.
Step 2. Hydrate your face by washing it with warm water and cleaning it with your ordinary soap. Either way, you could also have a shower first before shaving.
Step 3. Apply a shaving gel on your skin and leave it for 2 minutes.
Step 4. Using a razor gently stroke downwards in the direction your facial hair grows, and shave against the grain if you want a really close shave.
Step 5. Rinse your razor frequently, after every few strokes.
Step 6. Look over the hard to reach area like under the nose and under your jaw line, and re-shave if there are still unwanted facial hairs.  
Step 7. Once done, rinse your face with cold water to close the pores, and gently pat dry your face with a clean face towel.
Step 8. Apply an after shave (optional).
Step 9. Wash your razor, let it dry and store in a proper clean place. Good luck!

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by The Art of Shaving. However, the views and opinions shared are my own.

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