"Men's products, women's products...Is our skin really that different?"
I am asked this question all the time... and for good reason! One of the many reasons why men use their girlfriend's or wife's grooming products is simply because it's easily accessible!
Hey, why go shopping when you can just shop through her products? Besides if it's good enough for her, it should work for you... right?
A good shave can reveal a lot. A clean face, the shape of your jaw… and for some darkened skin. If you have noticed darker skin on your face from shaving it isn't just the lighting… it is indeed a "real thing" that may actually be happening to you!
Let's start with WHY it's happening:
The aggressive nature of shaving, whether it's with a razor or
Many of my clients tell me (before I shave them) that they have sensitive skin. The first thing I ask is if their skin reacts to certain products that are applied to their skin. If their answer is yes, then I keep this in mind with the products I use during the shave. But, 9 times out of 10, they answer is no, that the irritation occurs after they shave themselves.
So what should you do?
The most important recommendation I pass on to them is to keep the skin hydrated! Sure, we must remember to maximize the moisture on our skin when shaving, but during the day and night the skin
Chances are that if you shave you have experienced an ingrown hair. Men and women alike suffer from them and we all know they are not fun, not to mention unsightly AND painful. I've seen men in my chair who are afraid to shave for fear of the ingrowns! Today that worrying STOPS… Because I've got the ultimate guide to ingrown hairs for you: what are ingrown hairs, why we get them and most importantly, how to treat and prevent them from coming back.
Ingrown hairs are the result of the hair growing back into the skin. Why do so many men (and women) suffer with this?
Let me help shed some light on this. But first, I need to establish that knowing the correct way to shave is the #1 step to reducing ingrown hairs.
So let's begin.
Two things you MUST stop doing!
Guys let's face it, shaving nicks are the worst! No one likes them and they take away tons of time when you're trying to head out the door, So here's a trick I use whenever i'm in this very bad situation.
Items needed: Cube of ice (1); alum block / or stick; styptic powder
- Step 1: Apply the ice cube to the nicked area for at least 15 seconds. (This slows down the bleeding.)
Razor burn... Just saying the words make me angry! Why? Because it should never happen to me or anyone else.
We should all hate it. The redness, burning, itching, over-sensitivity... these are all symptoms. And the worst part is that these symptoms can lead to more visible frustration, razor bumps!
How you get it and its severity depends on many reasons (will discuss below). But the bottom line is, it ranges from person to person and I promise... if you haven't already experienced it, you don't ever want to!
Here are a few reasons why:
- Blade/s too sharp
- Blade/s too dull
- Too many blades
- Too many passes/strokes
Schools cover so many great topics. But nothing on how to get the best shave? Who’s gonna help you with that…? Me of course!
Shaving 101 – The shortest class you’ll EVER take!
My Quick & Classic Shaving Tips
Prep: Moisture is Key
Choose your favorite face wash to create a clean surface to aid in softening the hairs, while further reducing the chances of skin irritation from excess oil and dirt.