When to shave:
The best time to shave is after a hot shower. The steam will soften your hair and the steam will open your pores
You can shave daily if you keep your skin moisturized. The plus of shaving is that it helps exfoliate your skin by removing dead skin cells. If your skin gets irritated, shave less frequently.
Use pre-shave oil and make sure you lather the shaving cream or gel with warm water soften even more so the coarse hair.
There are multiple options for what type of blade or razor to use. Angled multiple-blade razors are meant to glide easily around the curves of your face while catching any stray hairs. Electric razors and shavers are better for sensitive skin.
Shaving Cream or Shaving Gel:
It depends on your skin type. Normal skin type can use either. Gels are better for sensitive or dry skin while creams are better for oily skin. Look for moisturizing ingredients and make sure it is alcohol free. Check out this DIY Shaving Cream as an alternative as well!
To reuse or not:
Replace disposable razor blades and cartridges weekly and clean electric razors/shavers with alcohol after each shave. If your blades are dragging or pulling on your skin that time has come to let go of that blade gentlemen. It has been said that being limited to a razor of three blades does the job. Two if your skin is sensitive.
Use an alcohol-free aftershave and/or moisturize your skin. In the long run, this will create a huge difference in your skin health.
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