No matter if you’re a man or a woman, shaving your face properly and caring for it afterward are crucial for your Skin Care health.
Learn more by reading on.
How to shave your face properly?
- Hydrate your skin to reduce the chances of cuts and irritation during shaving.
- It is better to shave while showering or just after a shower. Hydration will make your beard softer and help you have a smoother shave.
- Exfoliate your skin to remove dead skin cells. If your skin is clean, you will have a better shaving experience.
- Use a shaving gel or foam before shaving. Apply it on your face with a brush to soften your beard. Then take small strokes with the razor.
- Check the razor before shaving. Do not use an old and dull blade as it can cause many skin problems.
- Rinse your razor with warm water after shaving, as a dirty razor can cause irritation and discomfort.
- Do not overuse your shaving cream or gel product. Just take a sufficient amount of the shaving cream.
- Apply aftershave when you finish shaving.
How to take care of your skin after shaving?
- Sun protection:
After shaving, your skin needs protection from the sun. While skin becomes sensitive when exposed to sunlight for a long period, shaving can make skin even more sensitive and also damage it. Thus, applying sunscreen is a must.
Shaving makes your skin dry. Moisturize your face immediately after shaving. Try to opt for a deep moisturizing cream or lotion.
- Take a break:
If your facial skin gets irritated or itchy every time you shave, you must take a break from shaving. While women can opt for other methods of hair removal such as waxing, men can use a trimmer.
About the Author: Dr. Donika Vata is a medical doctor from Ferizaj, Kosovo. She studied general medicine from University of Hasan Prishtina.
Dr. Vata has been writing about medical and skincare related issue in journals, social media websites, and books. She was working for some well reputed clinics such as Telehealth Pro- Online consultations, German Cancer Center, and AppLMD. Dr. Donika was also volunteering in the Covid-19 pandemic.
Currently, she is working as a medical doctor and researcher in a dermatology clinic.