Shaving leaves your face smoother and brighter, and obviously hairless! One of the main reasons most women love shaving their face is because it makes their makeup stand out. Because you're shaving the fine hairs on the face, your foundation/bb cream can absorb and penetrate more smoothly and effortlessly. Basically, it helps to remove a lot of the texture on your skin to reveal smooth and flawless skin. You can now do the skin-smoothing technique safely and effectively from the comfort of your own home—as long as you use the proper products and techniques. In case you do decide you want to try it out, then be very careful before you start.
Tips For Before And After Shaving Your Face
Here we've rounded up some of the do's and don'ts on what to keep in mind while shaving your face.
1. Wash Your Face
Before you start shaving, cleanse your face to remove any dirt or makeup to prevent 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 block cut hairs from breaking through the surface of your skin. You can use an exfoliating glove to let loose any lose hairs and dead skin from around the area of your face you plan to shave.
3. Hydrate Your Face
Pat your face with warm water or hold a warm, damp wash cloth to your skin for about three minutes before you shave. This will help soften the hair follicles and allow the hairs to be cut more easily.
4. Lather A Shaving Gel
Shaving gel helps retain moisture and helps the razor blade to glide smoothly across your face. Applying a pre-shave lotion like aloe vera or a shaving cream makes your shaving experience seamless. Besides, it also helps reveal where you have shaved already so you can avoid re-shaving over that patch and irritating your skin further.
5. Generously Moisturise After You Shave
Shaving exfoliates your skin, opens pores, and creates a soft bed for your creams and serums to penetrate. After you have shaved, apply a moisturising lotion or oil, preferably chemical-free, and wait for a few minutes before using any makeup or facial creams.
6. Use A Mild Antiseptic Solution
While shaving, in case you do get a cut on your skin, you can use a mild antiseptic aftershave solution in order to protect your skin against infection. You should always keep an aftershave solution inside your shaving kit in order to avoid any mishaps.
Shaving your face is typically pain-free and may last up to several weeks at a time, depending on the rate of your hair growth. It exfoliates the skin to help keep your complexion and skin smooth and clear. So, now feel more confident and groomed, and bid adieu to those thick, dark, and pesky facial hair!