Do you know your skin type? If your skin often feels dry or irritated after shaving, if you struggle to tell the difference between razor bumps and spots, and if you feel as though your skin is greasy even after cleansing, there’s a chance you’re not looking after your skin in the best way.
If your skin feels irritated, you might need to work on your shaving technique, but you should also make sure you’re using the right skincare and shave care products for your skin type.
What is My Skin Type?
How to Find Out Your Skin Type
An easy way to determine your skin type is to dab your face with a sheet of blotting paper, before holding it up to the light.
If the paper comes away covered in grease, this is a clear sign of oily skin;
If it comes away with little or no oil, you most likely have dry skin;
If there’s some oil from your forehead and nose, you probably have normal or combination skin.
Once you know your skin type, you’ll be in a better position to care for it in the right way, from your skincare routine to your shaving technique and the shaving products you use.
Shaving Tips for Sensitive Skin
Signs of sensitive skin in men can include:
- Dry skin
- Sensitivity to the sun
- Irritation after using certain products
Sensitive skin needs to be treated with care, especially during shaving, and that’s exactly what the Gillette SkinGuard Sensitive Razor is designed to do.