Men are known for a simple skincare routine. However, recently they have picked up the momentum when it comes to their facial skin. Moreover, according to Statista, 30% of men now shave their chests too. It entails not only men recognizing the importance of skincare but also for a well-groomed body. However, as you talk about your skincare routine, you cannot ignore the factors that affect its texture, such as shaving. It is also essential to recognize what kind of skin you have to facilitate the process. Summers are known for the heat and sweat, so you must do whatever it takes to avoid excess heat.
Shaving is a great way to take care of your skin and avoid excessive sweat. Your shaving habits alone can keep your skin healthy and supple for the summer. Here’s how you can be ready to enjoy your summer with great skin:
1. Identify Your Skin Type
The market has lots of shaving creams available for you. However, not all may be suitable for your skin. The last thing you want is to break out in the middle of your shaving regime. Therefore you must identify what kind of skin texture you have.
It also makes it easier for you to pick out the formula you need. Do you have sensitive or dry skin? What solvent works best for you? If your skin doesn’t react well to shaving creams, you can always go for foams and gels. In some instances, use body oil instead. Unless you have the suitable shaving cream, you won’t get a good shave, and that would make for a terrible look.
2. Find Your Razors
You don’t need only to replace your razors, but you need to find the right one for you. Fortunately, a razor subscription can help you find the best pick for you and your skin.
Furthermore, a smooth shave also exfoliates and removes dead skin cells. You need to find out just how extensive your shaving needs to be. Do you have thick hair follicles or thin ones? When you can answer these questions, you’ll know what razor blade to get. Do you need a five-blade razor, or are two blades enough? Unless you have the right razor, the chances of injury are immensely high, and you don’t want that.
3. Prepare Your Skin
Don’t rush through the process, and always take your time to prepare your skin. During summers, you may experience sweat and excess dirt on your face. Always start with a face wash and then follow the application of your shaving cream.
Meanwhile, you need to make sure you use an adequate amount and pump as much as you need, and lather it well. It will help if you use a brush instead of your fingers. The brush makes sure your shaving cream intertwines with your hair follicles which makes for a better shave. Consider a skin exfoliation before you shave, as it can help you get rid of dead skin cells and give you the sensation of clean skin. Unless you take the time to prepare your skin, you may have injuries due to a poor shave job.
4. Use the Right Temperature
You may want to blast yourself with cold water in the summers. However, you still need to take care of the water temperature to have a good shave. If you showered with cold water, you would need to incorporate hot water into the mix.
If you don’t want to take a hot shower, use a washcloth instead. Soak a washcloth in hot water till it’s nice in warm, and then place it over your face. If you wish to shave your body, you will need to shower or fill the bathtub and soak yourself. Warm water softens hair follicles which makes for a more effortless shave. You don’t want to have patchy hair or miss the spot while you shave.
5. Don’t Forget To Hydrate
After your shave ritual, moisturize your skin. You can’t skip hydration and risk dry skin. Dry skin also makes skin bumps more prominent, making them itchy, and collects a build-up of sweat and oil in your pores, which can damage your skin.
It is also an excellent opportunity to apply sunscreen. Make sure you use sunscreen after every shave. It would help if you also avoided the sun with freshly shaved skin. You don’t want unnecessary sun exposure. Skin bumps can irritate, and a good lotion can help take care of your skin.
6. Let Sun Burnt Skin Heal
During summers, you may still end up with a sunburn despite lucrative measures. It is natural as the heat can escalate to dangerous levels. However, if you plan on shaving, make sure the skin has completely healed. If you run your blade over burnt skin, you will damage the skin further. It would help if you allowed your skin to breathe and use ointments to enable it to heal. Your face is the most sensitive region to sunburns.
So it will take longer for the face to heal. The rest of the body may not burn as bad but is still prone to a bad sunburn. It will help if you wear the proper summer accessories such as sunglasses and hats and sunscreen next time.
7. Shave the Night Before
If you plan on a beach trip, you should try and shave the night before. Freshly shaved skin is vulnerable to burns and needs to recover from post-shave irritation. It would help if you always shaved against the grain to not end up with a cut.
Apply gels to soothe your skin after your shave further. You also should make sure all your razors are away from humidity and stored in a dry place. Another common mistake is not sanitizing the blades once you have shaved, which may cause skin inflammation, leading to breakouts.
Summers are fun, and the heat is the perfect time to go on a holiday with friends and family. However, while you are on vacation, you need to stay well-groomed and take care of your shaving habits. First, know what your skin type is, so you don’t cause more damage than good. Find the kind of blade meant for your skin and the coarseness of your hair.
Always prepare your skin before you shave and use the correct temperature of the water. Hydration is essential as chemicals may cause your skin to dry. If you get sunburnt, let it heal, and finally, shave the night before an event.