Shaving Tips to Prevent Ingrown Hairs
- Prep your whiskers with warm steam for a couple of minutes. During your shower is the easy way, but a hot towel will work too.
- Apply a shaving cream instead of the standard foam. Foams are drying. The right product can eliminate irritation. Shaving is an exfoliation. It sheds dead skin cells and removes hair, opening the pore. Why would you slather cheap, toxic junk on for this process? Do your face some good and use a nourishing, conditioning and beneficial medium. Use something American Made that you can trust.
- Shave with a clean and sharp razor.
- Rinse and use a toner to protect those freshly opened pores.
- Finish with an after shave lotion to hydrate and protect your skin.
DAILY MAINTENANCE TO PREVENT INGROWN HAIRS:
- Use a cleanser with salicylic acid to keep dead skin cells from building up.
- Apply lightweight moisturizers to keep the skin healthy. Dry skin is tight and unbalanced causing dead cells to build up and block normal hair growth, causing hair to become impacted beneath the skin’s surface.
- Use an exfoliating brush or mitt to dry exfoliate the area to be shaved. If you have coarse or curly hair this step is critical and can be a game changer. The extra exfoliation is often needed to prevent those ingrown hairs. It loosens the hair that is flush to the skin or hair tips beginning to grow in to the pore.