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Sep 25, 2013

Pre-shave and After Shave Care


There is much more to shaving then simply using a razor blade. Without good products that you use on your skin for the pre-shave and after shave process, your skin will suffer from the shaving process. When you shave without these products, your skin will probably suffer from razor burn, rashes, abrasions, and other painful and unsightly side effects. Here are some products that you can use before and after you shave in order to reduce negative side effects for your skin.
Before You Shave

First, you need to properly prep your skin for shaving. When your skin isn’t properly prepped before you start to shave, then your skin will be too dry for a close shave. This means that, without pre-shave products, you will probably have to shave more often because you won’t be able to get as close of a shave. Before you shave, you can use pre-shave oil. Before you shave, you put a little bit of oil on your hands and use your hands to massage the oil onto your beard. The oil works to soften the hairs of your beard, allowing for a closer and more comfortable shave. As you can see, pre-shave oil can help you get a better shave with your razor.

After You Shave

Just like pre-shave oil, the right products applied after you shave can greatly improve your shaving process. After you shave, you can use either a balm or a gel to moisturize your skin. After you have shaved, your skin is in a state of irritation from the annoyance of having a razor blade rubbed against your sensitive facial skin. A balm uses shea butter and other moisturizing ingredients to restore the moisture to your skin you may have lost in shaving and to soothe your irritated skin. Similarly, a gel uses algae and herbal extracts to hydrate your skin so that you can maintain healthy looking and feeling facial skin after shaving. The soothing affects of an after shave product are very important in reducing the appearance of razor burn or other types of skin irritation after shaving.



11 comments:

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

I always find I come out in little bumps which can be quite painful so thank you for the tips :) x

becca said...

great shaving tips

Jennifer Williams said...

I never thought about the pre-shaving. I am sure it is more for men as women are usually in the shower. I will share with my son who just started.

Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz said...

I have really sensitive skin and always use shaving cream and after shave moisturizer .

Mel Cole said...

I remember I used to shave my legs before but not anymore when I found the shaving cream for the legs. I don't have to use the razor and the outcome is very smooth. Thanks for the additional tips. This will help my husband for sure.

Mel Cole said...

I remember I used to shave my legs before but not anymore when I found the shaving cream for the legs. I don't have to use the razor and the outcome is very smooth. Thanks for the additional tips. This will help my husband for sure.

Healy Harpster said...

Great tips that my husband can follow.

Catherine L. said...

Great tips! I'll be sure to share this post with my husband.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Glad that I don't have to deal with shaving. Hubby has a hard time shaving his chin every time.

Adin B said...

There is more to shaving than just shaving. Gotta make sure you won't irritate your skin after shaving so you have to pick the best razor there is and the cream. Then like you said there's the after shaving cream. Us women do shave our legs too. Well, I do and I wish I didn't have to do it. I used Olive Oil though after shaving. hehehe.. It moisturizes my skin without having to use something with harsh chemical. :)

Tingting R. said...

My husband uses Schick products. But he would love to try this.