Shaving leaves your face smoother and brighter, and obviously hairless! One of the main reasons most women enjoy shaving their face is because it makes their makeup pop. Because you’re shaving fine facial hair, your foundation/bb cream can absorb and penetrate more easily and effortlessly. Basically, it helps remove much of your skin’s texture to reveal smooth, flawless skin. You can now apply the skin smoothing technique safely and effectively from the comfort of your own home, provided you use the correct products and techniques. If you decide to try it, be very careful before you start.
Tips before and after shaving your face
Here we’ve rounded up some of the do’s and don’ts of what to keep in mind when shaving your face.
1. Wash your face
Before you start shaving, cleanse your face to remove any dirt or makeup to avoid any kind of skin irritation and infection in case you get nicked by your razor blade.
2. Exfoliate to remove dead skin
Gently exfoliate or scrub your face to prevent ingrown hairs by removing dead skin cells that can prevent clipped hairs from breaking through your skin’s surface. You can use an exfoliating mitt to remove loose hair and dead skin around the area of your face that you plan to shave.
3. Hydrate your face
Pat your face with lukewarm water or hold a warm, damp washcloth over your skin for about three minutes before you shave. This will help soften the hair follicles and allow hairs to be cut more easily.
4. Lather up a shave gel
The shave gel helps lock in moisture and helps the razor blade glide smoothly over your face. Applying a pre-shave lotion like aloe vera or shaving cream makes your shaving experience smooth. Additionally, it also helps reveal where you have shaved before to avoid shaving over that patch again and further irritating your skin.
5. Moisturize generously after shaving
Shaving exfoliates your skin, opens pores and creates a soft bed for your creams and serums to penetrate. After shaving, apply a moisturizing lotion or oil, preferably chemical-free, and wait a few minutes before using makeup or face creams.
6. Use a mild antiseptic solution
While shaving, in case you get a cut on your skin, you can use a mild antiseptic aftershave solution to protect your skin from infection. You should always keep an aftershave solution inside your shaving kit to avoid any mishaps.
Shaving your face is usually painless and can take up to several weeks at a time, depending on how fast your hair grows. It exfoliates the skin to help keep your complexion and skin smooth and clear. So, now feel more confident and groomed, and say goodbye to those thick, dark, pesky facial hair!