Gillette SkinGuard Sensitive is the first razor designed especially for men with sensitive skin, to shield them from irritation. It does this by absorbing some of the pressure from your hand as you shave, resulting in a lighter, less-irritating experience. What’s more, SkinGuard Sensitive Blades are evenly spaced to reduce tug and pull for a more comfortable shave. SkinGuard Sensitive is the only razor to be recognised by the British Skin Foundation as a product that addresses the symptoms of razor burn and shaving rash.
What Are the Causes of Razor Burn and Shaving Rash?
Always use a shave cream. Shave creams are packed with skin-protecting lubricants that help your razor glide across your face and can hold in hydration as you shave. When the hair is hydrated, it swells and softens, allowing your razor to glide through the hair more easily. This can result in less tug and pull, less scraping on your skin and less irritation. To bring you an even more comfortable shave, we’ve infused our Gillette SkinGuard Men’s Sensitive Shaving Foam with aloe and vitamin E to cool and soothe your skin.
Pressing Too Hard
Getting overly aggressive with your razor is a fast track to razor burn. Tread lightly over a layer of shave cream, or gel, to keep your face free from shaving rash. Let the razor do the work, and use gentle strokes while shaving with the direction of the hair growth.
How to Stop Razor Burn and Shaving Rash:
Swap Your Blades
Don’t get burned by bad blades. When you begin to feel discomfort, swap out your dull blades for less tug and pull during your shave. Want SkinGuard Sensitive blades delivered straight to your door? Trial a Gillette shaving subscription today.
Don’t Get Burned by Re-Strokes
Men average about 170 strokes while shaving, and almost 120 of these are re-strokes. Once you scrape off the shave cream, be mindful of repeating strokes, as this decreases lubrication, which can lead to shaving irritation. Luckily, SkinGuard Sensitive Blades provide shielding from irritation, with lubrication before and after the blades.
The skin on your face is sensitive and during a shave, you can make between 30-700 strokes, so tread lightly if you want to avoid razor burn. Shave with the grain and a light amount of pressure to help avoid razor burn, irritation and cuts. We’d also advise saving the more sensitive areas of your face until last. This will give your shaving foam or gel plenty of time to soak into your hair, reducing the likelihood of shaving rash and razor burn.