Just like how some people prefer a beard and others don’t. Some people shave on dry skin using a clipper or trimmer while others prefer using a razorblade on wet skin.
Shaving with a razorblade
Most men who want a baby soft skin shave wet using a razorblade. If you are shaving wet, always use a shaving product to go along with it. There are shaving foams, gels, soaps and creams. And although they all have individual benefits they share one similar purpose which is to make your beard softer and to protect your skin while shaving.
Shaving foam > Shaving foam is a product which is immediately ready for use, so handy if you are in a rush. Shaving foams offer slightly less protection than gels because they contain fewer ingredients and its protective layer on the skin is thinner. On the other hand, shaving foams tend to be a little cheaper and friendlier to use than gels.
Shaving gel > When combined with a little bit of water, a shaving gel transforms into a foamy layer which provides extra protection. As a little bit of gel goes a long way you generally need less product. A gel does tend to feel a little bit cooler on the skin which is something you either like or you don’t.
Shaving soap > Soaps used to be one of the most popular ways of shaving. When rubbing a shaving soap with a brush and some water it will transform into a rich foam. The foam you can create with a soap can’t be achieved with the other products. Because the shaving soap is a hard substance it generally lasts longer than most other products.
Shaving Cream > Has a softer substance than a shaving soap and is easier to lather into a foam and therefore ideal for beginners. Shaving creams are ideal to use if you have a dry skin because they are enriched with aloe vera and shea butter which have hydrating and nourishing effects.
How to shave your face.
Whether you are a pro when it comes to shaving or you are just getting started, we are giving you 5 tips on how to shave your face.
- Wash your face with warm water to remove dead skin cells. Warming your skin with warm water helps to reduce the likelihood of getting wounds and cuts.
- Use a shaving product. Choose a shaving product which you like to use, such as a shaving foam, soap, cream or gel. These protect your skin from a burning sensation.
- Use a razorblade with multiple individual blades. The first blade cuts beard hairs and lifts them from the skin, allowing any subsequential blades to shorten the hairs even further for a smooth skin with very few irritations.
- Don’t put too much pressure. Let the blade glide across your face. If shaving is starting to feel more like pulling then it is probably time to replace your blade.
- Finish strong. Rinse your face with cold water to close your pores. Apply an aftershave after you’ve finished shaving and voilà!
Shaving without bumps? Read our blog. You’ll find some extra tips on how to get your skin soft and smooth.