Do you suffer from razor burn or bumps during your daily shave? Many men do and it is an easily rectifiable problem.
Some guys experience more than others but it could be the way you are shaving that is causing the issues.
What Causes Irritation
Did you know that multi-blade cartridge razors are actually too good at removing the hair from your face?
They are designed so that the first blade or two pulls your hair up, allowing the last couple blades to cut the hair below the skin’s surface.
When your beard hair then recedes, it can potentially grow back into your skin since it is cut below the surface.
You may be especially prone to skin irritation if you have thick or curly hair.
For this reason and many others, guys around the world have been switching back to the old style of wet shaving with a safety razor.
Many even consider this to be the best razor for men.
Safety razors just have one blade that is exposed on either side of the razor.
This allows you to control the closeness of your shave.
If you do suffer from skin irritation, you can simply perform one pass in the same direction your hair grows (with the grain).
If you desire a closer shave, you can perform 1-2 more passes either with the grain or against the grain.
However, keep in mind that the more passes and pressure you apply, the more at risk for irritation you are.
Shaving against the grain also opens up the risk for razor burn.
You should also invest in quality shaving creams and maybe even a pre-shave oil.
These will provide extra lubrication to even further reduce irritation.
As if reducing your razor bumps was not enough, there are several other benefits of wet shaving.
Using a safety razor is actually cheaper in the long run. The blades can be found for around $.10 a piece. Multi-blade refills tend to cost around $1 per refill.
You may spend around $30 for your razor initially, but this will last you for several years if you take care of it.
You may find yourself enjoying this shaving process. Most guys who switch tend to stick to it. Shaving will feel less like a chore.
That being said, wet shaving does require a few more minutes in the morning. Especially if you decide to pick yourself up a nice badger hair shaving brush.
However, the few extra minutes will be well worth it.
Just don’t hit that snooze button so many times!
These are just a few reasons why you might want to switch to wet shaving. If you are interested there are several moderately priced kits that will have everything you need.
Once you get a feel for the process you will be able to better pick out your style of razor and the level of aggressiveness you like.
Do your skin a favor and give it a try!