Our guide to having smooth skin after a shave
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No need to come out looking like you faceplanted a cactus.
Whether you're a green-faced teenager or a fully-grown adult who should be able to do better, it can be both a physical and metaphorical pain in the neck.
And you know, it doesn’t have to be this way. With just a few small changes to the way you shave, your skin will be thanking you by not burning like it has been kissed by the flames of the sun.
Step 1. Have the right tools
Yes, you might save money by getting as much use as possible out of your razor, but that’s
one sure way to irritate your skin. Whatever money you might save isn't exactly going to help ease your pain, so change your blades as soon as you feel them starting to drag.
As well as that, you need to have the right products at hand. Many of the regular shaving gels and creams we use are packed with chemicals and some contain alcohol and other skin drying agents.
Such products dry up your skin, leaving you sore and uncomfortable after you shave, so why use them? De Facto Shaving Oil is only made from natural ingredients, and helps eliminate pain, redness and rash.
Step 2. Exfoliate
It doesn't take much effort to enjoy good skin. Most of us stick to the same routine when we're cleaning ourselves up, but the order in which you do everything is crucial.
Having a shave on dry skin is a big no-no, as it only increases the likelihood of cuts and irritation.
If you intend to shave and shower, make sure that you shower before you shave. That way you open up your pores, and get rid of any dead skin (apologies for the gory details).
Step 3. Go with the flow
To avoid any skin irritation, always shave “with the grain”. For most, that means to shave downwards in the direction of hair growth.
That is the best way to get a close shave while minimising the chances of irritation. Shaving against the grain can actually lead to ingrown hairs, which are every bit as unpleasant as they sound.
Step 4. Use hot water to shave, then cold water to finish
While the hot water from your shower will help soften your skin, it also plays a major part in softening your whiskers. Believe it or not, some facial hair has the same tensile strength as copper wire!
So by softening the hairs with comfortably hot water, before you apply your blades to your skin, you’re helping the blades cut the hairs without cutting your skin. When you're actually finished shaving, rinse your face with cold water. This helps to close the pores again and to keep your skin from becoming irritated.
Step 5. Bask in your glory
Once you no longer have skin irritation after you shave, you won’t believe just how good it feels.
It's now time to show off your new silky smooth skin to the world like you never have before.
And if you haven’t enjoyed the experience of shaving with a natural oil like De Facto, instead of foams or gels, you won’t believe how good it is until you try it a few times, and of course, you need to use it according to instructions, because it’s certainly different!
Feel the difference yourself with the new and improved 100% natural shaving oil from De Facto. Manufactured and distributed from Ireland to customers worldwide.
Brought to you by De Facto