For men, shaving can be a hassle or chore akin to showering and putting on pants. But with the right products and correct technique, you can improve your shaving experience, as well as the overall appearance of your face.
If you have sensitive skin it is important to take some extra steps in the shaving process so as not to get irritated skin. This includes using shaving oil first, applying lather with a shaving brush, using the right blade you feel comfortable with, and finally using a skin treatment or aftershave. All these steps will dramatically reduce redness and inflammation on even the most sensitive faces.
Just as men all have different skin types, they also have different types of facial hair growth. Some have fine and patchy facial hair, while others may have thick and curly. Regardless of hair type, the technique you use to shave is very important. Always go with the grain (the direction in which the hair is growing) with the first strokes of the blade. If you want a closer shave, subsequent strokes should be made against the grain. This helps prevent ingrown hairs and irritated skin.
If you are the type of guy who is always on the go, then you may want to get an electric razor. Electric razors don’t usually give as close a shave as razor or a straight edge blade, but they are quick, easy to use, and portable. So if you are running late, just bring your electric razor with you and shave on your way to work. Philips electric shavers are affordable and ready to use out of the box.
Did you know?
Alexander the Great promoted shaving among his troops to avoid dangerous beard-grabbing in combat.