In the tub, at the bathroom sink, during a shower – no matter where you shave, you want a comfortable experience with soft and smooth results. Everyone cuts themselves shaving sometimes, but the methods and products you use to shave play a huge role in the closeness and comfort of your shave.
If you’re looking for a smoother shave with fewer cuts and no razor burn, the Natural Healthy Concepts team has the details you need for smooth and supple skin.
5 Steps to a Better Shave
Looking to learn more about shaving? Follow these simple steps to up your shave game, for smooth and baby-soft results.
Use Cool Water
First off, if you’re shaving dry, cut it out! This is the easiest way to nicks and razor burn.
If you shave in the shower or bathtub, cool the water down before shaving. Hot water can cause your skin to soften, with open pores that are prone to cuts and damage. Instead, finish your shower or bath by shaving clean, wet skin with room temperature water.
Pay Attention to Your Razor
Using a dull razor causes the blade to drag and damage your skin, if you notice gunk and accumulation on your razor that cannot be easily rinsed out, it’s time for a new one. And if your razor has rust and you’re still using it, toss it immediately.
To keep your razor clean as you shave, rinse it after every swipe to ensure the blade is free to do it’s thing.
Use a Quality Shaving Cream
Soap and water just isn’t designed to provide the barrier needed for a great shave. Investing in a quality shaving cream product will ensure you get a shave that lasts longer and leaves your skin smooth and hydrated.
As you move the razor across your skin, pay attention to the direction your hair is growing – that’s the direction you want to shave in, at least for the first swipe. If you want to finish by reapplying cream and shaving against the grain, you may get a closer shave, but it’s not typically necessary.
The final flourish of any good shave is moisturizing the skin to prevent irritation. Men will want to look for a moisturizing after shave balm, not to be confused with aftershave which is often harsh on skin as it contains alcohol. If you’re shaving areas of the body other than the face, a quality lotion should do the trick.
Shaving Products We Recommend
Ready to stock up on the natural personal care products needed for a fantastic shave? Here are a few options available from Natural Healthy Concepts.
Miessence Shaving Gel
Miessence Shaving Gel is an all-natural, organic shaving product with light and lubricating coverage. This unique formula contains aloe vera to support the skin and prevent irritation throughout your shave.
Very Emollient Cream Shave from Alba Botanica
Looking for a smooth shave from start to finish? Very Emollient Cream Shave from Alba Botanica is loaded with rich botanical emollients to fight off dryness, chafing, and irksome in-grown hairs. Try it in unscented or with the fragrances of coconut or mango vanilla.
Organic After Shave Balm from Miessence
Moisturizing is an essential final step to any quality shave. Organic After Shave Balm from Miessence soothes and hydrates skin with certified organic ingredients including aloe vera, sandalwood, witch hazel, and chamomile.
What’s your secret for a perfect shave? We’d love to hear about it in the comments section below.