More About Shaving:
Shaving, whether you have a beard or not, is a very personal thing. If you have a routine that works for you, stick with it. Below we offer some tips.
We like to think of shaving as three-pronged routine.
Prepare Your Skin For Shaving
- Wash your face to remove oil, dirt, and dead skin.
- We recommend shaving immediately after showering or in the shower. The moisture softens coarse facial hair allowing a razor to glide more easily.
- If your skin is very dry, apply a light layer of a natural facial oil or pre-shave oil after washing and before lathering up. A facial oil not only softens facial hair but also helps protect sensitive facial skin from razor burn and irritation by improving glide.
Lather Up & Shave
- If you are using a standard razor always use a clean, sharp blade. A dull blade can cause an uneven shave, irritated skin, or even patches of unshaven hair on your face and neck. Also remember to rinse your razor after every few strokes.
- Always use a naturally moisturizing shaving soap or cream to help hydrate hairs, improve razor glide, and help protect against irritation.
- To use our natural shaving soap bar please read How To Use Natural Shaving Soap.
- Use light, gentle strokes, allowing your razor do the work.
Moisturize After Shaving
- Shaving scrapes away the top layers of skin cells and also your natural face oil which can cause excess dryness and irritation.
- After shaving rinse your face with cool water and gently pat dry. (You want a bit of moisture to remain)
- Gently massage skin with a moisturizing after-shave balm, pre-shave or facial oil to help your skin feel soft, comfortable and healthy.
- A rich natural cream is will gently soothe freshly shaven skin and help lock in moisture to prevent dehydration.
- Avoid alcohol-based aftershaves which can exacerbate irritation.