Many men and women don’t like to shave and view it as a necessary evil. Dermatologist shares these shaving tips to help make your shaving ritual more enjoyable and effective:
It is suggested to shave wet
Dry shaving with an electric razor is OK if you’re attempting to retain stubble or have a history of ingrown hairs, but wet shaving is the way to go if you want a clean, smooth shave. Maintain a clean and sharp blade to reduce irritation; if the blade is disposable, replace it on a regular basis.
Moisturize and exfoliate
Regular moisturizing is necessary to avoid dryness. Choose a product that nourishes the skin barrier and is suitable for your skin type, and exfoliate daily using a liquid exfoliant. Exfoliators exfoliate dead skin cells and aid in the opening of hair follicles, which is especially beneficial if you suffer from ingrown hairs.
Preparation is critical
Wash, exfoliate, and moisturize the night before, and then gently cleanse your face in the morning. Scrubbing should be avoided as it can create inflammation. Then, for a few minutes, place a clean, warm, damp cloth on your face. This helps to open up the follicles and results in a more precise shave. Following that, add a shaving cream or balm to help the razor glide across your skin.
Dedicate time to the major event.
Maintain a deliberate approach. Begin on one side and make your way to the other. After each stroke, rinse the razor. For the majority of people, I recommend shaving in the direction of hair development – downward.
Be cautious with the aftershave.
After shaving, rinse off any excess product and apply your moisturizer. If you’re going to use aftershave, avoid slapping it on your face in the manner depicted in films. Instead, apply it softly after rubbing it into your palms. Aftershave does not prevent ingrown hairs, and the alcohol can be quite stinging.
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.
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