Let’s talk skin care. Ladies you will automatically connect it with cleansers, exfoliators, moisturisers, oils and eye creams.
The list is basically endless.
On the other hand for men usually opt for the 500 in 1 type product. The all in one that cleans your hair, face, body, your car and swimming pool.
It is time for men to change their thinking when it comes to skin care and how it relates to shaving.
NO THIS IS NOT YOUR WIFES 20-STEP ROUTINE.
This no-fuss, quick and easy to follow routine will help to prevent ingrown hairs and razor bumps.
A proper pre-shave routine will set up a great shave. This involves using a facial cleanser daily and a face scrub to exfoliate the skin weekly. This will help remove dead skin and bacteria from the skin to avoid skin irritation and razor burns. It also helps stand up the facial hair to prevent razor bumps and ingrown hair. This part is especially important for men.
These products will be dependent on your skin type. Oily, Normal, Sensitive or Combination.
Shaving puts a lot of stress on your skin. You are pressing the razor on your skin and then dragging it on your face and neck. We would recommend investing in a proper high quality razor. Always shave with the grain to minimize the problem of ingrown hair and razor bumps (if this is something you struggle with).
Next up shaving cream - All men should avoid shaving cream and gel in a can. The harsh chemicals in those shaving creams are simply not good for your skin even if you claim you get a clean shave. If you have dry skin, then you should use a moisturizing shaving cream to hydrate the skin. If you have sensitive skin, then you should look for shaving cream with no harsh chemicals and fragrance oil. Men with healthy skin can use almost any shaving cream.
Aftershave for the shaving days and moisturiser on the non-shaving days.
Aftershave helps to reduce itching and swelling from skin damage and ingrown hairs. Closes pores to prevent bacteria, dirt, or chemicals from getting in. Helps cuts from shaving to heal quicker. Promotes the regrowth of skin tissue to protect your skin health. And the bonus benefit is Aftershave adds a pleasant smell to your skin. (Check out our wide range of Aftershaves)
When looking for a moisturiser, it is simple. It also comes down to your skin type and your lifestyle. If you spend a lot of time outside, then you have a high risk of premature aging so you should consider using a moisturiser with SPF.