The razor, suitable for all types of skin?
Under its harmless air, shaving is not necessarily suitable for all types of skin. Dr. Coustou confirms that “certain types of skin and certain types of hair will have more difficulties to support the shaving:” The sensitive skins or the skins whose hairs are very hard and/or curled will know more troubles after the shave. “
Why does the razor attack my skin?
After shaving, some men sometimes experience irritation with redness, tingling, a feeling of warmth (razor burn), tight skin, ingrown hairs, sometimes even “folliculitis, inflammation of the follicle hairy, “adds the professional. All these inconveniences are related to the shaving which is an aggression for the hair and the skin. In the best case, the hair is cut and the passage of the blade attacks the surface of the skin, but sometimes it is ripped off because of slipped blades or inappropriate gestures.PUB
The ingrown hairs are in turn due “to the fact that the hair that has been cut can not cross back when the skin pushes” says dermatologist. Thick and / or curly skin is the most prone to ingrown hairs.
The importance of a shave in the rules of art
To minimize ingrown hairs, dry skin, irritations … it is necessary to adopt the right actions and the right equipment. First of all, shaving cream (or cream, gel) is not superfluous. Still far too many men shave directly after quickly sprinkling their face with water. It is a mistake.
Dr. Coustou: “Preparing your skin aims to avoid or at least limit the inconvenience. This is to make the shave as traumatic as possible with soothing products, softeners, and promoting the slide of the razor”. Shaving cream prepares the hair, makes it more supple and easier to cut. When the hairs are just wet and not “softened” by the foam, they are extremely hard and resistant. It will require a more supported gesture and/or more passages of the blade to cut what will attack them all the more.
The best time to shave? Just after the shower when the skin and the hairs are soft, the pores dilated by heat. It is recommended to apply shaving foam by massaging the skin. The badger remains the ideal tool to prepare the skin for shaving.
The razor meanwhile must be chosen carefully and its blades changed regularly. The good gesture? Cut the hair in the direction of the shoot and never turn back for the first pass. On the face, shave from the top of the cheeks down and to the neck and throat shave from the base of the neck up towards the chin. Once shaving is complete, rinse with cool water to soothe the skin and tighten the pores.
Finally, do not neglect aftershave. It is not a question of a coquetry but of a specific care which will nourish, soothe, relieve the epidermis. Note, in case of cuts and bleeding, aftershave applies just after the antiseptic care.
According to the dermatologist, it is quite possible to use the razorfor the other parts of the body (torso, back, legs, shoulders) provided “to use products adapted to each zone”, a facial face shaving foam in particular and not a body cream that is not developed for be non-comedogenic (designed to not clog the pores of the skin and limit the appearance of pimples and blemishes). The professional points out that in case of shaving the torso, “there may be itching related to regrowth.The mower will allow to significantly limit irritation and ingrown hairs since the hair will be cut beyond the surface of the epidermis. ” Not to mention that as for the face, there is a risk of ingrown hairs and even shaved hairs will be pungent during regrowth. Finally, if the fleece is dense,
Shaver and intimate areas do they mix?
For this delicate area, the razor must be handled gently. Gestures should be slow and gentle to avoid cuts. In addition, it is important to use specific shaving products dedicated to this very fragile area. For Dr. Coustou “the use of the mower seems more suited to these areas.”
Shaving: Do’s and Don’ts
- After shaving, especially your torso, avoid hot showers and irritating products such as deodorants or perfumes (and all products containing alcohol)
- Do not use soap for shaving the face, too much detergent and desiccant
- Avoid actions that are too abrupt or too strong
- Do not use a worn razor
- Avoid the application of irritating products