Shave with care – there’s no getting around the fact that it’s necessary to take good care of your facial skin before shaving. There are countless numbers of shavers on the market, each proclaiming to be the best at what they do. So, what’s the difference between all those shavers and do they all deliver on their promises? Shave or don’t shave!
Wet shaving can be a real challenge for most people. Here are some dermatologists’ recommendations to help you get a nice clean shave quickly and easily: Before you shave, always wet your shaved skin with warm water and soap. A good time to shave when using an electric shaver is after a hot shower, because your skin is usually damp and moisturized and free from dead skin cells and excess oil that can clog your shaver’s blade. Using soap or cleansing soap beforehand also ensures that your pores are cleaned of any debris that might clog the blades.
If possible, try not to use an electric shaver with a disposable blade, as this can cause skin irritation. To get the closest shave possible, use a blade with a sharp edge. Both straight and curved blades can provide the best results, so try different models out to find the one that feels best on you. Some men also prefer the sound of a double-edged blade over a single sharp blade. It’s all a matter of personal preference – test a few different models and decide which one works best for you.
For extra safety, consider using safety razors. These replace blades made of normal metal with titanium plates to prevent cuts to your face. Most brands of safety razor have at least two different sizes of blades that work together to perform a smooth shave. Because they don’t cut off your facial hair, safety razors provide extra safety against cuts.
If you’re shaving your legs, be careful not to cut off your toes. Your main article of clothing will absorb the shock, but your other articles of clothing such as socks and underpants can also get wet. Wearing protective underwear or leg bandages after shaving is highly recommended, especially if you’re going to be out in the cold or rain for a few hours. A wet shave under the arms can cause ingrown hairs and bumps that can lead to painful blisters. Continue reading