Face Shaving Tips

Tips for Shaving Sensitive Skin

If you experience razor burn or nicks and cuts when shaving, read on to see tips for shaving sensitive skin, and start enjoying a smoother, more comfortable shave.

Properly Prepare Your Skin:

Use a face wash or facial scrub to help soften facial hair before you shave. You also should hydrate skin with warm water for at least three minutes to further soften your facial hair and make it easier to cut.

Start with the Right Tools:

Use a shave gel, such as Fusion5™ Men’s Ultra Sensitive Shaving Gel, to soften hair and help defend your skin against nicks and cuts. Also, use an advanced multiblade razor that has blades spaced closer together, such as the Fusion5 ProGlide Razor With Flexball Technology, to help reduce pressure on each blade for more comfort and less irritation. Or, try the Skinguard Sensitive Razor  which works to minimise tug and pull and cut hair at skin level to prevent irritation and ingrown hairs.

Check Your Blade:

Dull blades can lead to nicks and irritation. Change your blade when you experience tugging or discomfort. Or try a razor that features an indicator strip that will fade to white when you might no longer be getting an optimal shave.

Use Good Technique:

Shave with light, gentle strokes. Your razor should do the work, not you. Start shaving with the grain (in the direction of hair growth). Then if necessary, go against the grain for an even closer shave. Once you find the Gillette Razor tailored to your need, join the Gillette Shave Club and get your blades delivered directly to you.

Save the Best for Last:

Shaving your upper lip and around your mouth at the end of your shave will give the shave gel more time to soak in, further softening your facial hair and making it easier to cut. Also, a single blade is really useful for shaving the tricky places, such as under your nose.

Rinse Your Blade Frequently:

Rinsing the blade often throughout your shave prevents buildup on the blade edges and cartridge, and will result in better glide and more comfort.

Protect Your Face and Neck:

After shaving, rinse skin with cool water and pat it dry. Then use a hydrating moisturiser to cool and moisturise your skin.

Visit our blog on shaving with acne or suffering from dry skin after shaving.

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