To safely shave your face, groom your brows, and level out your sideburns, follow these simple steps.
- Select the appropriate tools
If you want to remove peach fuzz from your cheeks and sideburns, an electric face shaver can help. Additionally, sleek facial razors are available for cleaning the brows, upper lips, and chin area. Avoid shaving your face with standard razors and shaving cream, as dull blades can irritate the skin. Dry facial hair removal is effective enough for at-home use.
- Cleanse the skin
It is critical to properly cleanse your skin prior to grooming facial hair. This is because shaving your face opens up your pores, allowing dirt and impurities to enter. To properly cleanse your skin without overstimulating it, opt for gentle, fragrance-free moisturizing face washes that are devoid of active ingredients. If you haven’t been regularly exfoliating your face, you can gently scrub the area you’re about to shave to avoid ingrown hairs.
- Nourish the skin
After cleansing and exfoliating, hydrate your skin. For three to four minutes, splash lukewarm water on your face or hold a warm towel to your face to soften the hair follicles, allowing the hair to be cut easily.
- Following shaving, perform a basic skincare routine
Utilize a hydrating toner, a soothing moisturizer, and a gel-based light sunscreen to keep it simple. Consider ingredients such as Centella Asiatica, aloe, allantoin, bisabolol, and licorice root extracts that are anti-inflammatory. Avoid serums and creams containing salicylic acid, retinol, or alcohol, as these can sensitize and irritate the skin.
- After shaving, take extra care of your skin
After shaving, your skin will be a little tender, so be gentle with it for a while. For a couple of days, refrain from wearing makeup, avoid using exfoliating acids on your face, and always wear sunscreen to prevent hyperpigmentation.
About the Author:
Germie Alderite is a Registered Medical Technologist in the Philippines. She is currently studying Doctor of Medicine in the said country. Germie worked in an Adventist Wellness Center for a year before entering Medical School. She believes that many transgress the laws of health through ignorance, thus, people need instruction. They need to be impressed with the importance of making their knowledge a guide of life. Physician has many opportunities both of imparting a knowledge of health principles and of showing the importance of putting them into practice.