There’s no better way to start the day than to have a great shave. And how you do it depends on a number of key factors such as the type of facial skin and hair you have; whether you use a shaving foam or gel; the kind of razor you use; and the shaving technique you use.
Sensitive or not?
You need to first identify the type of facial skin and hair. Do you have sensitive skin? Are you prone to getting acne? Is your facial hair coarse or fine? If you have a sensitive skin and heavy growth, a traditional razor with multiple blades would be a good choice. Although an electric razor can be gentle on sensitive skin, a disposable razor with 3 blades is great, too. Some razors have pressure control systems that adjust to different skin types.
Lather it on
What you lather your face with can make a big difference to your shave. You can get shaving gels for sensitive skin which also ensure good skin care. And shave gels that hydrate and soften the skin while lubricating and protecting your skin, many containing aloe vera. If your skin is prone to irritation, the best choice would be a gel that contains an active soothing complex for protection against nicks, burns and irritation. If you have a regular requirement, just opt for a shaving foam that is easy to spread and rinse. Always try to choose a gel or foam that contains moisturizer to keep your skin soft and smooth.
From what to how
What is your shaving technique like? How you shave is just as important as what you use. Doing it the right way can make it a pleasurable experience for you. If you can, use a warm face cloth to soften your skin prior to shaving. Keep the surface smooth by pulling your skin tight. Keep the blade on a straight path, always perpendicular to your skin. Use light, short strokes, downwards. Rinse with cold water. May your day be as smooth as your shave!