A windy, wintry day is no place for a razor-burned face! Keep your cheeks safe by following these tips for a better shave and a better day.
- Forget ordinary shaving cream
If you shave with a disposable razor, it’s important to use a quality shaving cream while doing the deed–and men with sensitive skin need a little something more. That’s where a specialty moisture shaving cream or gel comes into play. Hypo-allergenic and fragrance free, Giovanni’s Moisturizing Shave Cream in Sensitive features jojoba and aloe vera to soothe sensitive skin.
- Use a quality moisturizer
Winter weather takes its toll on the skin, making it more susceptible to nicks and cuts while shaving. Applying a daily lotion such as Lucky Tiger Men’s Face Moisturizer will help provide skin protection. As a 2-in-1 post-shave balm/lotion, this favorite will also help soothe razor burn and redness.
- Don’t shave dry
Make sure your facial hair is thoroughly wet before shaving, as hair tends to absorb a large percentage of water’s volume. Showering before shaving is optimal, but if you don’t have time for that, rinse your face and apply a warm towel for a few minutes prior to shaving. Dry shaving or applying shave products to a dry face is the fastest way to redness and razor burn.
- An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure
As we already noted, razor burn occurs when your skin is irritated while shaving. Some simple ways to prevent razor burn are using quality products and sharp razors. Make sure you rinsing the blade between strokes, and shave against the hair growth for a smoother shave.
- Go electric
If your skin is still giving you problems and you’ve followed all of the above tips and suggestions, it might just be best to use an electric razor in the winter months. Many of today’s electric razors provide as close of a shave as disposable razors and are easy on the face.