by Beauty Editor
created 3 years ago
Most men shave. Shaving is a fairly simple task but can turn into a painful experience if not done the right way. If not done properly, your skin will suffer from ingrown hair, razor burns, nicks and cuts. You really don't want that to happen now, do you? While basic shaving can be easy and quick - just pick up a razor and shave until the hair is gone - but a good shave, on the other hand, needs extra effort and technical know-how. Taking care of your skin before and after the actual shave will make a huge difference to your skin. Visiting your barber for the perfect shave is not your only option. You can get a world-class shave in the comfort of your bathroom if you follow these tried-and-tested shaving tips... Pre-Shave 1. Prep your skin Men usually tend to skip this step and head straight for the razor. This causes a lot of friction and results in skin irritation as there is no layer between the skin and razor. It's necessary to spend some time prepping your skin before the shave. Start by wetting your face with warm water. Wash your face with a facial wash, this will help get rid of excess oil and dead skin that clogs the blades. The Nivea Men All in 1 Face Wash is enriched with 10 vital nutrients and is your best bet. Next, use your shaving cream and work up a lather. Let it sit for 2-3 minutes - this will soften the hair and makes a one-pass shave possible. 2. Use A Quality Shaving Cream A good shaving cream creates a rich creamy lather and is not foamy. The less foamy your shaving cream is, the better. While the main goal of the shaving lotion is to lubricate your face so that the razor glides smoothly, it also helps lock the moisture into the bristles, keeping them soft and straight, primed for the cut. Leave your shaving cream on your face for at least one minute before going over it with a razor. This will give the cream enough time to soak and soften the hair resulting in a smoother shave. The Nivea Men Sensitive Shaving Gel is alcohol-free and protects the skin from irritation and burning. Post-Shave 1. Use A Face Wash After shaving, rinse your face well to make sure that there is no shaving cream left. Wet your face with lukewarm water and apply a facial cleanser to wash your face. Rinse with cool water and pat dry your face with a towel. The Nivea Men Advanced Whitening Dark Spot Reduction Facewash keeps your skin fresh and healthy. Bonus? It also helps reduce the appearance of spots and discoloration on the skin. 2. Use An Aftershave Balm Shaving can remove up to two layers of surface skin. It is thus necessary to use an aftershave balm to replenish lost moisture. The Nivea Men Sensitive Cooling After Shave Balm instantly refreshes the skin and calms and soothes skin irritations after shaving. Following these steps will ensure that every shave is a pleasant experience instead of a dreaded, mundane affair.