Common Face Shaving Mistakes that Might be Hurting Your Skin in Rochester, MN

When you’re shaving on a daily basis to keep your face stubble free, sometimes it’s difficult not to take quick shaving shortcuts that make the process go just a little bit faster. Our Professional Male Grooming Team here at MenSalon LLC in Rochester, MN wants you to know how a few common shaving shortcuts may end up doing more harm than good to your face and neck over time.

 

One of the most common mistakes to make during a standard shaving routine is to use a dull razor or a disposable razor with multiple blades. Whether you use a disposable razor, safety razor or a straight razor, dull blades can lead to leftover stubble, skin irritation, irritated follicles from stretching rather than cutting the facial hair and unexpected nicks and cuts. A properly sharpened blade, or new, fresh safety razor blade like those sold at MenSalon, are always keen and ready to glide across the skin without bumping or pulling. Using good quality, wet shaving (safety razor) blades and keeping those blades fresh can help keep your skin cut-free.

 

Even if you keep your razor sharp or change your blades often, it’s still easy to forget regular disinfecting as part of your shaving routine. No matter how sharp your blades are, if they have been used even just once but haven’t been properly cleaned, you might be encouraging breakouts or lasting irritation on your face and neck. This irritation can present in the form of bumps, redness, and dry patches. If you find yourself frequently having breakouts on your neck, jaw, or cheeks after shaving, your razor blade or the direction you shave with your razor could be the culprit.

 

Another common shaving mistake is using the wrong type of soap or foam. Splurging on some proper shaving cream might not always feel like the highest priority for daily use when whatever soap you have on hand seems to provide enough slide for a close shave. Using hand soap or other non-specialized formulas for shaving, however, can leave your skin extremely dry and irritated. The reason why shaving cream and shaving soaps are utilized is because they are intentionally made with the added protection that proper ingredients and moisturizers provide for the type of shaving you do, whether it be straight razor, disposable razor, electric razor or wet shaving. Not only does the right shaving soap, cream or shaving powder encourage appropriate blade to skin contact, it also keeps the blades from leaving a lasting mark on your face. Even if hand soap or shampoo seems to work fine, you may be walking a dangerous path towards facial and neck irritation. You should also know that wet shaving using safety razors, individual safety razor blades, shaving brushes and soaps is much more economical in just 6 months time and better for our environment than some common disposable blade options.

 

If you’re looking to up your shaving game in Rochester, MN and want to discuss or purchase wet shaving supplies or simply get a full face nape razor shave or beard lineup by one of our Professional Male Grooming Specialists call MenSalon today at (507) 288-1836 or book your appointment online. We provide quality wet shaving supplies locally that you can see, touch and feel before you purchase and can help you help your handsome face and skin for years of good, clean shaving.

 

6 Shaving Tips for Rochester, MN Men

We love to help Rochester, MN men look and feel their best. If you’re interested in a new look, need a haircut, or want to try one of our many hair and skin care services, come visit us or schedule an appointment. In between visits, try some of these tried and true shaving tips.

Map your beard – A perfect shave requires an understanding of the counter of your face and the grain—or direction— of the hair on your face. You can create a beard map with an aid like this. Using the guide, manually map your beard by feeling your hair in a circular motion to discover the grain and drawing your beard patterns out on paper. You can fill in each box on the grid drawing to determine the pattern on each portion of your face. Once mapped out, make sure to shave your beard with the grain.

Preparation – Whatever you do, don’t rush into shaving! Make sure to wash your face thoroughly, lather up well, and apply the lather to every inch of your face that you want to shave. This will help you avoid nicks and cuts or having to go over the same patches of skin more times than necessary.

Let the blade do the work – Given you have the right razors, you shouldn’t need to apply any pressure for a good shave. Let the sharp blade remove your hair for a shave that leaves your face in great condition. Pressing the blade too hard can cause irritation and subsequent rashes.

Use the right blade – You want your blade to match your needs. The coarseness of your hair, the sensitivity of your skin, and even the counter of your face are items to consider when choosing a razor. You can use gentle razors for sensitive skin, adjustable razors for adaptability, and/or high-performance razors to handle difficult-to-reach areas.

After shaving – You’ll also want to make sure to properly wash and moisturize your face after shaving. We carry facial products you can use to care for your skin after a fresh shave.

Use a professional – We saved our best shaving tip for last. While you’re more than capable of handling your shaving needs on a day-to-day basis, there’s nothing quite like a professional shave from the stylists at MenSalon LLC. While you’re here for a shave you can enjoy a haircut and a spa treatment for a day of care you deserve.

We hope these shaving tips help you look great in between visits, but we definitely want you to come for a visit as soon as possible. Browse our products and services then give us a call at (507) 288-1836.

Upgrade Your Look With Beard Trimming by MenSalon in Rochester, MN

It may not be the case everywhere, but a recent study published in the Huffington Post says beards are more popular than ever, and the trend isn’t about to slow down. A German study group sampled the greater New York area and found 67 percent of men had beards. Why? Over half said their beard was more practical and made them look attractive and confident. Just under half felt their beard made them look more mature. Regardless of the reason, you want your beard to look as good as possible. MenSalon in Rochester, MN, is here to make sure beard trimming doesn’t take up your valuable time. Our experienced stylists will trim your beard to your specifications.

We go beyond a great men’s haircut. We guarantee you’ll be pleased with the beard trimming we offer. In fact, you probably won’t be shaving for quite a while once you see how good you look! Whether you have a full or partial beard, a goatee, or just a moustache, our stylists strive for perfection with all facial hair and beard styles.

We realize that not everyone likes a beard on a man. Some may be skeptical at first. If you’ve been doing your own beard trimming, it may not look balanced or exactly artistic. You may be rushed in the morning and your trimming is hurried and inconsistent. You may not be using the proper tools or working in the best light. Let MenSalon in Rochester, MN, take over your beard trimming and then see what others think. Instead of scruffy or unkempt, people will find better adjectives to describe your looks!

While you’re in for your trim, consider our full spa treatment. Why shouldn’t men look and feel their best? Have a professional manicure. If you work in a professional or medical environment, people pay close attention to your hands. Don’t leave any part of your appearance to risk. And while you’re at it, consider a pedicure. It’s not just for appearances; it’s good for your foot health as well. Stop in and experience what men used to enjoy in a full-service salon. You deserve it. Register today to create your personal profile and book appointments online, or give us a call at (507) 288-1836.