THE MEN'S ROOM
Alcohol as a drink. But, definitely not on your face.
Did you know that hikers apply rubbing alcohol to their feet and guitar players to their fingers, to harden their skin? What a great idea if it makes hiking and guitar playing easier!
I’m not convinced; however, that the benefits have the same value when applied to the face. Sure, as a last resort it can disinfect a cut, but there are so many less painful options… right?
Effects of alcohol on the face can include:
- Painful burning
- Darkened skin
Warm Water Makes Your Shave Better. Here's Why!
Warm water is the perfect temperature to get the closest most comfortable shave and here's why!
Water, breaks down the hydrogen bonds that keep hair firm, therefore making the hair follicles fragile or weak and much easier to cut. Warm water activates
The Best Shave Ever? Here's How!
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!
Welcome to 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.
Stop Razor Burn For Good
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
5 Ways To Shave A Tough Beard
I’ve been asked to answer two questions… (1) How does someone determine if they have a tough beard? and (2) How do guys with tough beards get a more comfortable shave?
So let’s start by first identifying if you have a tough beard.
Here are a few of the signs:
- You have an afternoon shadow, not a 5 o’clock one.
- You cannot seem to get you beard moist enough to shave.
- It feels like you are “tug” shaving instead of “wet” shaving.
- Your blade dulls after one shave…a bit pricey huh?
Do any of these describe your beard?
So, how can you enjoy the shaving experience like the guys on the Gillette commercials? ...
Itchy Beard? Not A Problem.
A new beard doesn't come without a price… All you beard growers know what I'm talking about: the new beard itch!
How many of you remember those long days of trying to ignore how itchy your face felt in the beginning? Well, it's safe to say that if you want to grow a beard you'll get this itch, at some point.
Burke Avenue's Hyperpigmentation Solution
5 Shaving Tips You Need To Know For Winter
Cold weather can wreak havoc on your skin. Especially, for parts of the skin that are shaved several times a week or for some, every day. A freshly shaved face is already more susceptible to being dry, sensitive and irritated. And can be no match for what these cold winter months can bring with them. Unless, of course, you come prepared to fight a battle your face can truly win.
Here are several tried-and-true steps:
Is Shaving Making Your Skin Appear Darker?
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...
How To Treat Ingrown Hairs For Good!
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!