Why You Need Shaving Cream or Shave Gel
How necessary is lathering up with shaving cream before you start shaving?
The answer lies in your skin and hair.
On the other hand, the skin on your face is soft and has gel-like texture and movement properties.
Shave Gel Performs Four Tasks
- Hydration. Shaving cream helps to keep moisture in the beard hairs during the shave, leaving them softer and easier to cut. When less force is needed to cut each hair, your shave can more comfortable.
- Lubrication. Shaving cream creates a thin layer of protection between the blade and the skin, ensuring less friction and minimising the risk of of redness, shaving rash, and irritation – and fewer nicks and cuts.
- Tracking. It’s so intuitive, we may not realise it, but the act of removing shaving cream as you shave helps you keep track of where you’ve already run your blade. This will help to ensure that you don’t miss a spot.
- Soothing and refreshing. Using a shaving cream will help leave your skin feeling soothed and refreshed afterwards.
These four tasks combined are the cumulative value of shaving cream – but what’s the difference between shave foam and shave gel?