For men, shaving is a routine, monotonous task. It takes time out of their day, and depending on how sensitive their skin is, it can also be painful, resulting in red bumps, ingrown hairs, nicks, and cuts.
Although most men probably don’t know it, there are some helpful tips and reliable products, to help make shaving a more enjoyable and less treacherous experience.
Exfoliate – Exfoliating scrubs will help get rid of any dirt and impurities on the skin, while also opening up pores to remove dead skin cells, and allow hair to raise to the surface for easier shaving. This should be done two to three times a week, to help maintain the deep cleansing that will prevent pores from building up with dirt and reduce ingrown hairs. Products such as Dermalogica’s Daily Clean Scrub, is a dual-action cleanser that removes surface debris while lifting hair on the face to allow for a closer shave. This scrub can be used by anyone, but was especially created as pre-shave scrub product for men.
After exfoliating, be sure to rinse with warm water. This will help to further soften the skin and open up pores for the best shave.
What Great Skin is offering a new product to further enhance shaving results – Dermalogica’s Pre-Shave Guard! This product preps skin for shaving to minimize razor burn bumps and irritation. And works great for men that have thicker and coarser beards. It comes in a convenient twist-up stick, and should be applied after cleansing, and before shaving. There’s no rinsing off with this product – you simply apply your shaving cream over the Pre-Shave Guard, shave (rinsing your blade often), and rinse off with warm water. Dermalogica’s Pre-Shave Guard will calm irritation and reduce redness commonly associated with shaving. And while it might be considered an extra, it’s a necessary product to incorporate into your shaving routine, in order to get a close, yet comfortable, shave.
For the ultimate skin-protecting shave, use Dermalogica’s Soothing Shave Cream. The lubricating cream soothes and moisturizes skin to allow for a close shave, without painful consequences. It prevents skin from getting aggravated by shaving, and helps skin recover from damage and irritation. After cleansing/exfoliating and rinsing with warm water, apply Dermalogica’s Pre-Shave Guard, followed by the Soothing Shave Cream.
It’s often hard to find a shaving cream that is not just used to shave, but to moisturize and take care of the skin, but Dermalogica’s Soothing Shave Cream does just that. Check out some testimonials from Soothing Shave Cream users:
- “Simply brilliant! This stuff has nice texture with menthol scent, like a creamy paste. It cushions skin for easy razor glide – so you can manage your most challenging angles. There are no redness, razor burns or discomfort afterwards. Highly recommended!”
- “Transitioned from using a shave gel to this product…I will never go back. I use it on my head and face daily. It has eliminated my shave bumps and is very soothing. If Dermalogica stops making this shave cream I will no longer shave.”