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Have you ever wondered if your beard qualifies as 'tough'? Or, if it does, how you can achieve a more comfortable shave? Let's dive into these questions.
Identifying a Tough Beard
First, let's figure out if you have a tough beard. You might relate to one or more of these signs:
A close shave can reveal more than just a smooth face and defined jawline—it can also uncover the less desirable effect of skin darkening. If you've noticed darker patches on your face post-shave, rest assured, it's not just your imagination. This phenomenon, known as "hyper-pigmentation," can indeed result from your shaving routine.
Understanding the Cause:
The root cause of this discoloration often lies in...
So here are few quick tips for shaving if you’ve ever suffered from irritation before or after your shave:
Prepare The Skin:
Before you pick up a razor, prepare your skin and hair to ensure a smooth, irritation-free shave. Use warm water to dampen skin as it helps raise and soften the hairs so they’re more pliable and easier to remove. If you try to shave
Dry skin can wreak havoc on your appearance, and when combined with the aggressive nature of razors, electric shavers, or beard trimmers, it can result in heightened skin sensitivity and shaving irritation.
Although there are many causes of dry skin, such as genetics, dry climates...
Winter weather can wreak havoc on your skin especially if you're someone who shaves frequently. Already more susceptible to being dry, sensitive and irritated, a freshly shaved face is no-match for what these cold months can bring. Unless, of course, you come prepared to fight a battle your face can truly win.
Here are a few tried-and-true tips to make sure your face remains healthy-looking in appearance all winter as it does in the spring!
Shave at night: Our skin...
Did you know that hikers apply rubbing alcohol to their feet and guitar players to their fingers, to harden their skin? What a great idea if it makes hiking and guitar playing easier!
I’m not convinced; however, that the benefits have the same value when applied to the face. Sure, as a last resort it can disinfect a cut, but there are so many less painful options… right?
Effects of alcohol on the face can include:
- Painful burning
- Darkened skin
Warm water is the perfect temperature to get the closest most comfortable shave and here's why!
Water, breaks down the hydrogen bonds that keep hair firm, therefore making the hair follicles fragile or weak and much easier to cut. Warm water activates
Home-schooling, working from home and sheltering-in-place…
All of these scenarios are leading to many more of us struggling to keep our skin from feeling and looking dry. With the bulk of our activities being done in cooler places, our skin’s normal perspiration practice (which naturally moisturizes our skin) become less important. The long term effects of this can quickly make your skin appear older, shaving more painful and if not consistently used, your moisturizer less effective.
Here are a few suggestions that can help! .