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.