How to prepare the skin for shaving

Although shaving is something that many men do every day, and has become a daily practice for many, many years, did you know that it is a very traumatic action for your skin? The reason is very simple: the shaving eliminates the hydrolipidic film that protects the surface of our skin, while eroding the upper layers. For this reason, the stratum corneum dries, since the skin resists the passage of the shaving blade creating tiny wounds that are not visible to the naked eye.

Because of all this, it is normal that after shaving there appear different uncomfortable and uncomfortable sensations in the skin of the face, such as tightness and burning, as a result of the epidermis becoming inflamed and the skin reddening (what is medically known as cutaneous erosion). In more serious and serious cases may appear what is known as folliculitis, which is characterized by the appearance of small pimples similar to acne at the base of the hair.

If we want to avoid many of these undesirable consequences, and above all, take care of our skin from the beginning of shaving, the most appropriate is know how to prepare the skin properly and correctly.

Tips to prepare the skin before shaving

1. Choose the most appropriate time of day

Have you ever considered that there may be a much better time of the day to shave? Even if you do not believe it, that's it: the muscles of the face are more relaxed in the morning, so this is the best time of the day for shaving, that during the rest of the day.

On the other hand, it is not advisable to shave after having eaten, because with digestion our capillary vessels contain a greater flow of blood, being easier to cut and bleed.

2. Exfoliate your skin

It is an ideal option as recommended, because if you exfoliate the skin of the face before shaving you will get eliminate the different dead skin cells from the face, with what you will enjoy a much cleaner skin.

3. Mask your face

To make the hair stand up, and for shaving to be much more comfortable and simple, it is recommended massage the beard with the help of your fingers, making circular movements for a few minutes.

4. Moisturize the skin of the face with hot water

It is undoubtedly one of the basic tips that can be given when preparing the skin before shaving. Consists in moisten your beard with hot water, but avoiding the full bathroom. In this way you will get the hair of the beard to moisten and soften, without the skin of the face also does (given that otherwise, and that the skin also softens excessively, then it would hurt a lot more when shaving ).

5. Uses almond oil

You can apply it after moistening and softening the skin of your face with hot water. Almond oil is ideal because it helps soften the skin, so that it will not be so tight and you will get a more slippery skin, in this way the shaving blade will pass without producing jerks through the skin.

What if I have sensitive skin?

In this case, many dermatologists advise using at least 14 hours before shaving a special cream for sensitive skin, which help when it comes to softening the dermis with the aim of making shaving less traumatic.

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