Men have entered the new era and have started to take care of the way they look. The day has come where it is just as likely for the husband to turn around to his wife and ask do I look ok, rather than the other way around.
Men are becoming more and more cautious of their appearance due to the number of cosmetic that are now available for men.
Shaving is one of those glorious male traditions that used to be passed down from father to son, but somewhere along the line, when shaving became more about cheap, disposable razors than a nice, precision-made metal tool in your hand, it became a brainless routine to rush through in the morning without even thinking about it.
Every Morning for work a man needs to shave to look percentable in the work place. This can be very irritable for the skin. But even with today’s high-tech razors, lots of men still get nicks, cuts, and razor burn. But there are steps you can follow to prevent your skin feeling uncomfortable.
The first step for a perfect shave is to use an exfoliate such as a face cleanser to remove all the dead skin cells and to open the pores of your skin for a clean shave.
Always shave after a hot shower, not before. Having softened the stubble it will become easier to shave . This the blade will skim the surface rather dragging it along your skin, which is the main cause of cuts and irritation on your skin. The benefit of the shower before your shave is that the stubble will become softened and for a more effective shave.
Don't use disposal razors because the blade is poor and your skin is more likely to get cuts and become irritable after use. For the best result purchase a high quality razor.
Shaving with the grain means shaving in the direction of how the hair grows on your face. It is always best to shave this way. Shaving against the grain can cause redness, rashes, razor burn and ingrown hairs, which are all painful.
While shaving rinse the blade frequently with hot water and use slow short strokes for the best effect and to avoid cuts and nicks, take your time.
After shaving apply some after-shave to smoothe and protect your face. For the best result purchase alcohol free after-shaves to avoid irritation and redness.
Many of you rush this job in the morning because you're running late for work, if it means getting up ten minutes early then so be it, it will be worth it in the long run when you arrive to work without specs of tissue on your face stained in blood.
MaleXtra Kenneth Thornton
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