Tips for a Clean & Close Shave

Taking care of the skin around the facial hair is just as important as the actual shave, and not using the right products and techniques can lead to lasting damage on the face. In the spirit of Father’s Day, check out these man-centric tips for healthy skin.

Avoid Towel Drying Your Face
Allow your face to stay wet with warm water after a shower, this allows your hair follicles to stay soft while you retrieve your shave gel or oil. A sharp razor will able to achieve a closer shave when the hair follicles are nice and soft.

Use The Best Products
Aside from a sharp razor, products can make all the difference when it comes to having great results with your shave. Use the right products and you will avoid unhealthy looking skin, razor burn, and possible infections.

Shave Gel or Oil

A lubricant like shave gel or oil provides a barrier between a sharp razor and your skin. Thinking you can skip a shaving barrier is a big mistake. Soap and water doesn’t provide the same protection, and you run the risk of cutting your face, leaving it open to bacteria and infection. Look for a gel that contains mostly natural ingredients, or try making your own at home.

Post Shave Cream

If you have sensitive skin, shave too harshly, or use a dull blade, razor burn may develop. Razor burn is characterised by red, highly irritated bumps, and pimples. Avoid the inflammation and soreness associated with razor burn by tackling it with a post shave cream. Look for products containing aloe and coconut oil, which keep your skin soft without a greasy feeling.

Razor Burn 911

If you develop razor burn, the symptoms may last a few hours to a few days, and may even cause scarring. Razor burn also makes your skin susceptible to infection. Soothe the skin and kill any bacteria that may be present by using Terrasil Skin Repair Ointment.

Stay Clean
If you are in the habit of using the same bar of soap that sits in the shower or next to the sink to wash your face, you really should consider the amount of chemicals and bacteria that come with it. Studies have shown that bar soap can hold onto nasty stuff like E. coli, and MRSA. Facial cleansers are more gentle than traditional body soaps. Keep your skin clean and healthy by washing your face twice a day with a natural-based, gentle cleanser, and follow up with a nourishing moisturizer.

Use these tips yourself, or pass them on to others. A great Father’s Day gift idea is a starter kit of nourishing and natural products. You don’t need to spend a lot of money, and they will be pleasantly surprised with the results.

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