Most men start shaving their faces as teenagers. However, they might overlook some very common items shaving mistakes which often damage their skin.
Shaving off a scruffy, unkempt beard is the most amazing feeling, but only if it’s not followed by irritated and itchy skin.
There is a lot of shaving tips who tell you how you should and shouldn’t shave, but what about how you should treat your skin after shaving? It’s as important as shaving properly.
Here’s what you should do after shaving to make sure your skin looks and feels great:
1. Do not wipe harshly
Freshly shaved skin is sensitive and can be irritated if rubbed vigorously with a towel. This can lead to redness, irritation and itching.
Instead, once you’ve finished shaving, rinse it off with lukewarm water and pat dry gently with a soft towel.
2. Treat razor cuts
No matter how pro you are when it comes to shaving, you are bound to get a few nicks and cuts while shaving. Leaving them untreated can cause infection and further skin irritation.
Use an antiseptic liquid or cream to wash and heal it.
3. Use aftershave
Shaving can make the skin very dry and parched. Using an aftershave makes your skin look and feel refreshed and rehydrates it.
It also works on healing razor cuts and resulting infections.
4. Use a toner
The toner helps cleanse leftover product and oil from the skin while closing open pores that prevent acne and visible large pores.
The toner also maintains the pH level of the skin which might be disturbed while shaving.
Aftershave is not enough to moisturize the skin.
After shaving, it is very important to restore lost moisture to the skin and you should apply a generous amount of moisturizer to your face. Use a moisturizer suitable for your skin.